Tuesday's Scottish gossip

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Dundee manager Paul Hartley may not play Paul McGowan in any of his team's remaining six matches this season for fear of breaking the police curfew the player is under after being convicted of assaulting a police officer. (Various)

Inverness Caledonian Thistle defender Gary Warren believes the two-booking rule, which means he is suspended for the Scottish Cup final against Falkirk, should be changed, arguing that it prevents defenders making tackles. (Various)

But Warren insists he won't be like John Terry posing with the Chelsea team in full kit despite not playing in the Champions League final. (The Sun)

While some Scottish refereeing officials are under fire for their failure to penalise Inverness defender Josh Meekings for a blatant hand ball in the Scottish Cup semi-final defeat of Celtic, another of their number, Willie Collum, will take charge of Wednesday's Champions League quarter final between Monaco and Juventus. (Daily Mail)

Inverness defender David Raven
David Raven's two bookings in Inverness Caley Thistle's Scottish Cup run mean he will not be able to play in the final

Caley Thistle manager John Hughes will use the money from the Scottish Cup final appearance to help keep players at the club, including semi-final match winner David Raven. (Daily Express)

Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk insists the team will look at their own performance, not the officials', to assess what went wrong in the Hampden defeat. (Daily Express)

And former Celtic striker Frank McAvennie tells the team to "get over it" and stop feeling sorry for themselves. (Daily Record)

Inverness midfielder Ryan Christie is happy to have helped his team reach the Cup final because he has had to listen to the boasts of his father Charlie, who played in the Inverness team that beat Celtic 3-1 in the Scottish Cup 15 years ago. (Various)

Hearts midfielder Kenny Anderson hopes team-mate Danny Wilson moves to England rather than a rival club when the defender leaves Tynecastle in the summer. (Daily Record)

Former St Mirren defender Marc McAusland says he is keen to move abroad for the next stage of his football career. (Daily Mail)

Marc McAusland
Marc McAusland says that not having a wife and children makes it easier to move abroad to find a new club after St Mirren

After listening to Falkirk manager Peter Houston's comments about the Hibs defence, Easter Road boss Alan Stubbs highlights his team's favourable goal difference in the Championship relative to the Bairns'. (The Scotsman)

The Scottish Football Association will discuss the prospect of a half-full Hampden for the Scottish Cup final when it meets Falkirk and Inverness to discuss ticket prices and allocation this week. (The Herald)

OTHER GOSSIP

Team GB's Scottish ice hockey coach Pete Russell says giving the team back its pride means as much as the silver medal they won in their Division 1B tournament, where they finished second behind Korea. (The Sun)

St Andrews will house the first two-tiered grandstand to be used at an Open Championship when it hosts the event this summer. (The Scotsman)

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