Wednesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Hearts owner Vladimir Romanov is set to pour petrol on the burning fires between the Tynecastle club and Celtic by allowing Marius Zaliukas and Marian Kello to play in tonight's encounter between the sides in Edinburgh. (The Record)

Rangers star Kirk Broadfoot appeared in court yesterday accused of punching a businessman in the face. (The Record)

Rangers' manager-in-waiting Ally McCoist called an impromptu press conference following the win against Dundee United on Tuesday night to emphasise that the lap of honour at the full-time whistle was purely to celebrate Walter Smith's contribution to the club and not the league title. (The Record)

Smith thanked the Rangers support for his emotional send-off at Ibrox then vowed to deliver a third successive league title on Sunday. (The Star)

Dundee United manager Peter Houston reckons Smith is Scotland's best-ever manager and deserves to bow out with the league title. (The Sun)

Raith Rovers manager John McGlynn released 15 players on Tuesday after his side failed to secure promotion to the SPL. (The Record)

Partick Thistle will confirm the appoinment of former Celtic duo Jackie McNamara and Simon Donnelly as their management team on Thursday. (The Record)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon admitted last night that his club only have themselves to blame if they don't win the league title on Sunday. (The Record)

Lennon's side are on the brink of announcing a three-game pre-season tour of Australia. (The Record)

Motherwell manager Stuart McCall says he won't play his best players against Celtic in the final league match of the season and he doesn't care what Rangers fans think. (The Record)

Dundee manager Barry Smith has agreed a new three-year deal with the Tayside club. (The Sun)

Motherwell owner John Boyle will fight a fine handed to him by the SFA for his post-match fracas with Aberdeen manager Craig Brown who was let off with a warning. (The Sun)

Falkirk manager Steve Pressley will appeal the SFA's extention of his touchline ban to five games. (The Express)