Saturday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


After a troubled week for Rangers' finances, Celtic manager Neil Lennon fears a backlash from Ally McCoist's men when the teams meet in the Old Firm derby on Sunday. (Daily Record, the Sun)

Rangers manager Ally McCoist insists the game will be no grudge match following his spat last season with Neil Lennon. (Daily Record)

McCoist admits he cannot do anything about Rangers' tax liabilities but hopes Rangers can win the match to give the fans a boost. (the Sun, Daily Mail)

Former Rangers defender Tony Vidmar warns new Ibrox signing Matt McKay, the Australian midfielder, that the Old Firm game will be different to anything he has experienced before. (Daily Express)

St Johnstone goalkeeper Peter Enckelman praises manager Derek McInnes for replacing veteran defender Michael Duberry with Frazer Wright and David McCracken. (Daily Record)

Former Hearts assistant manager Billy Brown says he is thrilled to have joined Hibs, 45 years after choosing Hull City over the Easter Road side. (The Sun)

New Motherwell signing Omar Daley claims to be faster than fellow Jamaican Usain Bolt. (Daily Mail)

Sir Alex Ferguson says when he was 33, he was not only East Stirlingshire manager but was also running two pubs and two darts teams. (Daily Mail)


Scotland's scrum coach Massimo Cuttitta reveals that Andy Robinson's World Cup squad are so determined to perfect their act that they have been practising in the hotel corridors. (the Times)