Wednesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Rangers owner Craig Whyte tells the club's fans that he will not swap goalkeeper Allan McGregor for Aston Villa defender Carlos Cuellar. (Daily Record)

And Whyte says that Dundee United's £2m price tag on striker David Goodwillie is "too steep". (Various)

Whyte urges fans not to panic, despite the club losing out on striker Tomer Hemed and most likely winger Craig Conway too. (The Sun)

New Rangers director of football Gordon Smith insists he will not step on manager Ally McCoist's toes and that he is there in the background to support him. (Various)

Smith says the club has changed a great deal since his playing days at Ibrox in the late 1970s, when he had to knock on someone's door to ask for the ball back when it was kicked over the wall at the Albion training ground. (Various)

Bookies are reporting a surge of bets being placed on Cardiff's Jay Bothroyd moving to Celtic. (Daily Express)

Former Rangers midfielder Andrew Shinnie, released by the club at the end of last season, is one of 12 players to have a trial at Kilmarnock. (Daily Record)

Former Hibs playmaker Liam Miller will make his debut for Perth Glory when Celtic visit Australia next month. (Daily Record)

New Dunfermline centre-half John Potter can look forward to a walk to work rather than being stuck in his car on the M8 heading to Paisley. (Various)

Polish goalie Lukasz Zaluska is poised to sign a new deal at Celtic. (Daily Mail, Daily Record)

Hibs have entered the race to sign former Brechin City striker Rory McAllister. (Daily Mail)

Ex-Inverness Caledonian Thistle striker Adam Rooney has missed out on the chance to move to Russian side Tom Tomsk. (Daily Mail)

And Zaluska says former club Dundee United will face a very tough match against Europa League opponents Slask Wroclaw. (The Sun)

New St Mirren striker Steven Thompson believes the Paisley team should be aiming for a top-six finish in the Scottish Premier League in the coming season. (Daily Record)

St Johnstone boss Derek McInnes has invited Canadian striker Marcus Haber back to the club for pre-season training after his release by West Bromwich Albion. (The Herald)

Gary McDonald, the former Hamilton midfielder, is set to join Morecambe. (Daily Express)

Celtic goalkeeping target Dani Aranzubia says he will leave relegated Deportivo La Coruna if an interesting proposal comes his way. (The Herald)


By putting Andy Murray on Court One despite the threat of rain at SW19, "Wimbledon wallies" are risking his second round match with Tobias Kamke being interrupted - Centre Court has a retractable roof. (The Sun)

Murray wants to meet US Open winner Rory McIlroy to discuss the Northern Irishman's winning mentality. (Daily Express)