Scottish Gossip: Old Firm have harmed coefficient - Wright

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright has accused Celtic assistant John Collins of being "unfair" with his comments that the Parkhead club must play three Champions League qualifiers due to the failure of other Scottish clubs. (Various)

The Saints boss, whose side face Armenian side Alashkert in the second leg of their Europa League first round qualifier this evening, suggested Celtic and Rangers have also harmed the coefficient with lacklustre performances. (Various)

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright says Celtic and Rangers have had their fair share of poor results in Europe
St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright says Celtic and Rangers have had their fair share of poor results in Europe

Wright also believes Scottish football needs to do more to help its clubs in Europe, by playing a midweek card after the split so that the previous season finishes earlier. (Various)

Rangers manager Mark Warburton is keen to hold talks with English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur about possible loan deals for a number of the London club's top youngsters. (Daily Record)

Danny Wilson has not given up on playing for Scotland, despite extending his stay in the Scottish Championship for at least another season after moving to Ibrox. (Various)

Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson says he has picked Wilson's replacement as Tynecastle captain, but will consult with his squad before handing over the armband. (Daily Record)

Meanwhile Dale Carrick is set to sign for Kilmarnock after being allowed to leave the Capital side to seek first-team football. (Various)

Celtic youngster Liam Henderson says he has matured after living by himself in Norway, and has returned wanting to win medals with the club. (Various)

Ex-Celtic defender Rudi Vata is helping Aberdeen's Europa League opponents Shkendija
Ex-Celtic defender Rudi Vata is helping Aberdeen's Europa League opponents Shkendija

New goalkeeper Logan Bailly will wear the number 26 shirt at Parkhead, but says he is in his prime and wants to push Craig Gordon for a starting berth. (Daily Record)

Wigan boss Gary Caldwell has backed Dundee United striker Nadir Ciftci to be a star at Celtic, with the former Hoops defender set to miss out on the Turk to Ronny Deila. (Various)

His soon to be former boss at Tannadice, Jackie McNamara, said Ciftci's move to Glasgow was similar to his own transfer from Dunfermline to Celtic 20 years ago. (Sun)

Ex-Parkhead hero Rudi Vata is helping plot the Europa League downfall of Aberdeen; handing opponents Shkendija a dossier on the Dons. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Andy Murray will watch reruns of his 2012 double header with Roger Federer to help the Scot knock out the Swiss in the Wimbledon semi-final. (Daily Record)

Former Scottish Open winner Phil Mickelson is backing Donald Trump's course in Aberdeenshire to hose the event in future. (Various)

Jordan Spieth, who is chasing his third major in a row at the Open Championship at St Andrews next week, is preparing by playing the Old Course on a golfing simulator. (Various)

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