Scottish Gossip: Scott Brown, Celtic, Aberdeen, Mark Warburton, Dundee United

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic captain Scott Brown has launched an astonishing attack on TV pundit and former Parkhead striker Andy Walker. Having been angered by Walker's repeated criticism of Ronny Deila and his players this season, Brown branded him "a poor man's Gary Neville". (Daily Record)

Brown feels Walker's opinions lack credibility as "he's never had a manager's job" and says the Celtic fans "don't believe what Andy Walker says". (Scottish Sun)

Deila has urged the Celtic board to resist a "quick-fix" managerial appointment when he departs in the summer. (Daily Mail)

Frank McAvennie insists Paul Lambert is not the man to replace the Norwegian as Celtic boss. Lambert announced last week he is to leave Blackburn Rovers at the end of the season. (Scottish Sun)

Willo Flood insists Aberdeen team-mate Johnny Hayes is the best player in the Premiership, despite Celtic's Leigh Griffiths being named the PFA Player of the Year. (Daily Express)

Andy Walker
Andy Walker was labelled "a poor man's Gary Neville" by Celtic captain Scott Brown

Mark Warburton said it was "a fantastic night for Rangers" after the Ibrox boss was named Manager of the Year award at the PFA awards, with Lee Wallace and Barrie McKay also picking up prizes. (Scottish Sun)

Warburton says Martyn Waghorn is on course to be fit for the Scottish Cup final against Hibernian after making his comeback from injury in the 2-2 draw with St Mirren at the weekend. (Daily Mail)

Dundee defender Darren O'Dea says his side will not celebrate if they seal Dundee United's relegation from the Premiership in Monday's derby at Dens Park as people will likely lose their jobs at the Tannadice club as a result. (Daily Record)

Blair Spittal insists he has no regrets over choosing to move to Tannadice instead of Dens Park in the summer of 2014, despite United's seemingly inevitable relegation to the Championship. (Scottish Sun)

Former United manager Jackie McNamara insists he will not quit as manager of York City, despite being subjected to chants of "Jackie out" by the home fans after a 4-1 loss to Bristol Rovers saw the club drop out of the Football League. (Scottish Sun)

Jason Cummings
Jason Cummings has scored 25 goals for Hibs this season

Jason Cummings reckons Hibernian are still favourites to win the promotion playoffs despite seeing Falkirk pip them to second place in the Championship. (Daily Record)

Alan Stubbs says he is looking forward to "seven cup finals" as his team face-up to having to negotiate three rounds of playoffs to secure promotion, as well as the Scottish Cup final against Rangers. (The Times)

OTHER GOSSIP

Andy Murray has called on tennis authorities to release the drug testing records of cheating players and remove suspicion from clean stars. (Daily Record)

Glasgow Warriors fly-half Duncan Weir wants to depart the club on a high by delivering a second straight Pro12 title. The Scotland international is to join Edinburgh in the summer. (The Times)

Weir expects Connacht to "throw the kitchen sink" at Warriors when the sides meet in Galway on the final day of the regular season, with a home semi-final up for grabs for the winner. (Daily Mail)

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