Sunday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers striker Steven Naismith faces trial by television after cameras caught him elbowing Dunfermline defender Austin McCann during the Glasgow side's 4-0 win at East End Park. (Sunday Mail)

Rangers manager Ally McCoist will urge owner Craig Whyte to stump up cash for a striker in January to bolster their Scottish Premier League challenge. (Sunday Mail)

Aberdeen manager Craig Brown says he has never considered walking away from the club despite recent poor results. (Sunday Mail)

Craig Gordon's future at Sunderland looks bleak with manager Steve Bruce saying he will not begin talks about a new contract until the injury-prone Scotland goalkeeper proves his fitness and plays regular games. (Sunday Mail)

Scotland right-back Alan Hutton says he was desperate to leave Tottenham Hotspur after manager Harry Redknapp forced him to train with the youth team before his transfer to Aston Villa. (Sunday Mail)

Former Rangers and Scotland midfielder Barry Ferguson is to move into management when he retires but says he hopes to continue playing long after his present 33 years. (Sunday Mail)

James McFadden is set to finalise a contract with Wolves early next week after a week's trial for the fit-again out-of-contract Scotland forward. (Sunday Mail)

Christophe Berra hopes to welcome Wolves team-mate Steven Fletcher back into the Scotland squad after the striker insisted he wants to play for his country again. (Sunday Mail)

OTHER GOSSIP

Lee McAllister will headline the biggest ever boxing bill in Aberdeen when he challenges Russian Denis Shafikov for the European light-welterweight title after manager Tommy Gilmour started contract talks. (Various)

Scotland's David Bogie clinched his first British Rally Championship after a controlled performance to finish third in the final round in Yorkshire. (Scotland on Sunday)