Thursday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Rangers manager Ally McCoist insists he should shoulder the blame for the shock League Cup loss to Falkirk. (Various)

Hearts boss Paulo Sergio is blaming linesman Tom Murphy for his side's defeat at Ayr United believing the official was wrong to disallow an effort from Eggert Jonsson. (Various)

Mark Brown's reward for his League Cup penalty shoot-out heroics against Motherwell on Tuesday will be a place back on the Hibs bench at the weekend. (Daily Record)

Kilmarnock striker Paul Heffernan is hoping Dean Shiels will extend his stay at Rugby Park beyond January, when his loan deal expires. (Various)

A host of injuries means Inverness boss Terry Butcher has limited options as he seeks to patch up a leaky defence for Saturday's trip to Celtic. (Various)

Scotland fans will get a further 300 tickets for next month's Euro 2012 qualifier in Spain after receiving an initial allocation of 1,500. 3,000 had been requested originally. (Sun)


Glasgow flanker Johnnie Beattie is not bitter about missing out on Scotland's World Cup squad and admits he had been expecting it. (Various)

Former captain Jason White makes Scotland "slight favourites" for the crunch World Cup encounter with Argentina on Sunday. (Scotsman)