Thursday's Scottish gossip

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Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley agreed a deal two years ago with Charles Green, Rangers chief executive at the time, to buy the naming rights for Ibrox Stadium for £1 and can implement the name change when he wants. (Daily Record, The Sun)

Scotland's European Championship opponents this weekend, Germany, lost 4-2 in Dusseldorf on Wednesday night to Angel Di Maria-inspired Argentina. (Various)

Hull left-back Andrew Robertson says he is "gutted" to miss the match against the world champions. (The Sun)

Striker Steven Fletcher maintains his "best form in a Scotland jersey to come". (The Sun)

Former Scotland striker Alan McInally believes Everton's Steven Naismith has earned the right to lead the country's attack ahead of Fletcher. (Scotsman)

Celtic assistant manager John Collins insists the club are still keen to sign Manchester City striker John Guidetti, even though he could not play in the Europa League group stages. (The Sun)

Former Hibernian player Paul Kane, now leading the Forever Hibernian campaign, has called on Sir Tom Farmer to hand over control of the club before things go from bad to worse. (Daily Express)


Ryder Cup winner Paul Lawrie expressed "extreme disappointment" that he was not selected by captain Paul McGinley as one of his five vice captains. (Various)

European team member Stephen Gallacher reveals that legendary coach Bob Torrance told him just two weeks before he died that "one of the happiest things in my life will be if you get in the Ryder Cup". (Daily Express)

Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend says anticipation levels are higher than ever before ahead of the Guinness Pro12 league kick-off, with a new sponsor, improved TV coverage and stiffer competition for the European Rugby Champions Cup places. (The Scotsman)

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