Scottish Gossip: Regan warns of flares danger, Celtic Aberdeen

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Clubs need to have a "grown-up" discussion about flares before someone is killed, warns Stewart Regan, chief executive of the Scottish Football Association. (Various)

Regan says "we can't just stand back and let it go on" after seeing police images of the damage flares can do to a person hit by one. (Daily Mail)

East Kilbride manager Billy Ogilvie says he was almost put into a coma watching the Scottish Cup draw on TV when his team or Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale came out the hat for a home tie against Celtic. (Daily Record)

And Ogilvie thinks that, if his team can get past their East of Scotland League opponents, he would gladly play Celtic at Parkhead rather than K-Park with its 400 seats, so that the club could make as much money as possible from the last-16 match. (Daily Record)

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths hopes Vale can progress from the tie so that he can return to his own "field of dreams" - Saughton Enclosure, where he played for Hutchison Vale as a youngster. (Various)

Rangers are still hopeful of signing Brentford's French midfielder Toumani Diagouraga and St Johnstone striker Michael O'Halloran, despite being told by both clubs that they are not for sale. (Daily Record)

Diagouraga has submitted a transfer request at the Bees to try to force a move to Glasgow, but it has been rejected. (Various)

Celtic fans let off flares
Some Celtic fans let off flares at Stair Park on Sunday

Rangers favourite Brian Laudrup believes the club's fans would enjoy winning the Scottish Cup this year more than even the nine-in-a-row league-winning years. (Various)

Hibernian midfielder Dylan McGeouch hopes that the prospect of playing Hearts in the Scottish Cup can help to persuade Anthony Stokes to move from Celtic to Easter Road on loan. (Daily Record)

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is mulling over bringing goalkeeper Danny Rogers back on loan from Falkirk now that Danny Ward has been recalled to Liverpool after a loan spell at Pittodrie. (Daily Record)

Bairns manager Peter Houston says there is no clause that permits Aberdeen to recall Rogers but he would not want anything to sour his friendship with McInnes. (Daily Mail)

Rangers have rejected a move by Aberdeen to sign their substitute goalkeeper Cammy Bell on loan. (The Sun)

Ross County boss Jim McIntyre warns his players they must "be better all over the pitch" if they are to get past Dunfermline in their Scottish Cup replay this evening. (Daily Express)

Rabin Omar
Scottish Cup scorer Rabin Omar talks about his Kurdish family's journey in The Herald

Hull left-back Andy Robertson is not surprised by the free-kick exploits of Blair Spittal, his former team-mate at Queen's Park and Dundee United. (Sun)

Annan Athletic's 18-year-old Scottish Cup hero, Rabin Omar, born in the Netherlands but with Kurdish roots, has nine Highers from his time at Whitehill Secondary in Glasgow, speaks Kurdish, Dutch and English and is studying pharmacology at Glasgow University. (Herald)

Goalkeeper Marc McCallum may return to Livingston on a permanent move after negotiating his release from Dundee United. He made 13 appearances on loan at Livi in the first half of the season. (National)


Ahead of Edinburgh's European Challenge Cup match against Agen at Murrayfield on Friday, head coach Alan Solomons insists the main target for his team is a top-six finish in the Pro12, which would guarantee a place in the European Champions Cup. (Sun)