Scottish Gossip: St Mirren, Kilmarnock, Morton, Aberdeen

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Neil Warnock has ruled himself out of the St Mirren job. The well travelled Englishman admits he offered to speak to the Paisley club, but only to give advice. (Daily Record)

The blow follows on the back of Billy Davis also pulling out of the running to manage the Scottish Championship side. (Daily Mail)

Neil Warnock
Neil Warnock has managed a host of clubs including Sheffield United, Crystal Palace and QPR

Kilmarnock fans have renewed calls for Michael Johnston to step down from the board. In a statement, Kilmarnock Football Club Supporters Association said: "Mr Johnstone's time here is over and he should realise that." (Daily Mail - print edition)

Morton manager Jim Duffy insists the SPFL are correct to hold the League Cup semi-final with Aberdeen at Hampden, despite calls to hold it at Easter Road or Tynecastle. He said: "We deserve a day at Hampden and I look forward to it." (Various print editions)

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes believes Graeme Shinnie will soon force his way into Gordon Strachan's Scotland squad. (Daily Record)

Ex-Rangers winger Vladimir Weiss has been called up to the Slovakia squad for the second of Scotland's double header on October 11. Scotland face Lithuania at home three days before their trip to Trnava. (Daily Record - print edition)

New Ross County signing Chris Burke says the facilities at the Highland club are on a par with some of the best in England. (Sun - print edition)

Rangers manager Mark Warburton says he is making progress at the Ibrox club, despite lying in seventh place in the Premiership. (Daily Star - print edition)

Meanwhile the Englishman faces a charge by the Scottish FA for confronting referee John Beaton at the end of their 2-1 defeat to Aberdeen. (Daily Record)

Graeme Shinnie (right)
Graeme Shinnie (right) has been backed for a place in the Scotland squad

Scotland U21 coach Scott Gemmill says there will be no hiding place for his new-look side for the dead rubbers against Iceland and Macedonia. (Daily Record)

Less than five per cent of Scottish football fans believe the game is value for money. Over 14,000 fans took part in the Scottish Football Supporters survey. (Daily Mail - print edition)

Brendan Rodgers admits he should not have axed goalkeeper Craig Gordon from his Celtic side as he prepares to start the match against Manchester City. (Sun)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola expects Celtic to play with the same aggression as they did in their 5-1 win over Rangers. (Daily Express)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scottish golfer Stephen Gallacher says he is "fired up" to make the Ryder Cup team for the next tournament in France in 2018, after missing out this year. (Sun - print edition)

Ricky Hatton has warned Scotland's Ricky Burns that his opponent on October 7, Kiryl Relikh, is going to be a superstar. (Sun - print edition)

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