Thursday's Scottish gossip

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Paul Hartley could be set for a shock move to Cardiff City should the axe fall on current manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Bookmakers have installed him as evens favourite. (Sun)

Salburg striker Jonathan Soriano has taunted Celtic insisting they are no longer a threat. The Spaniard believes they are a shadow of the team that defeated Barcelona. (Daily Record)

Meanwhile the Green Brigade have been told they are allowed back into section 111 at Celtic Park. (Various)

Hearts striker Soufian El Hassnaoui says he has been pleasantly surprised by the standard of Scottish football - after expecting it to be like tennis. He said in Holland they compare our game to tennis because they see so many long balls. (Various)

Gibraltar have insisted their Euro 2016 qualifier with Scotland will go ahead as planned in Portugal after they sacked their security company. Uefa's newest member had threatened to move their qualifiers to London after being unhappy with the Faro venue that hosted their heavy defeat to Poland. (Daily Record)


Sarah Reid has replaced Claire Hamilton in the Olympic medal winning Curling team skippered by Eve Muirhead. Their new season gets underway today in Ottawa at the Shorty Jenkins Classic.