Saturday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Malmo striker Daniel Larsson hopes to follow in the footsteps of his namesake, former Celtic star Henrik, by scoring against Rangers. The Swedish side are likely to face Rangers in the Champions League qualifiers. (Various)

Rangers are pushing Carlos Cuellar to make a decision about whether he is coming back to Ibrox from Aston Villa. (Various)

And Ibrox boss Ally McCoist has turned down a £1m plus Andre Bikey offer from Burnley for Kyle Lafferty, who joined Rangers from the Clarets in 2008. (The Sun)

Meanwhile, McCoist has dropped his interest in Espanyol's Raul Rodriguez because the Spanish club want £1m. (The Sun)

Harry Redknapp believes Croatian goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa would be an excellent capture for potential suitors Celtic. Redknapp had Pletikosa on loan at Tottenham last season. (The Sun)

Dundee United representative Derek Robertson was involved in a plane crash on his way to Friday's Europa League draw in Geneva. His flight came into collision with a truck sitting on the runway as it landed. (Various)

Hearts manager Jim Jefferies admits he's concerned about the prospect of playing on a plastic pitch if Tromso win their Europa League qualifier with Paksi SE to meet Hearts in the next round. (Various)


Stephen Gallacher believes he can be the first Scot since Paul Lawrie to win The Open after both made the cut at Royal St George's. (Daily Record)

Meanwhile, Sandy Lyle, who missed the cut, admits this year may be his last Open Championship. (Daily Record)

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