Tuesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Aberdeen director of football Willie Miller insists the club have total trust in Craig Brown and has assured the under-fire manager he will not be sacked. (Daily Record)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has criticised teenage midfielder Islam Feruz for leaving for Chelsea despite the Glasgow club fighting for the Somali-born Scottish youth international's asylum-seeking family to stay in Scotland. (Various)

Celtic are on a collision course with the South Korean Football Association after they called up defender Cha Du-Ri only weeks after an injury on international duty. (Various)

Rangers will not appeal against the two-match suspension handed to Steven Naismith following an elbow on Dunfermline Athletic defender Austin McCann. (Various)

Rangers manager Ally McCoist has urged the Scottish Football Association not to single out Old Firm players for punishment in the new fastrack justice system that led to Steven Naismith being banned following an elbow caught on television cameras against Dunfermline. (Daily Express)

Dunfermline Athletic fans have accused the Scottish Premier League of stupidity for asking them to travel to Aberdeen for the first Friday night pilot game. (Various)

St Johnstone manager Derek McInnes believes it is unfair to ask his side to play three games in six days. (Various)

Former St Mirren assistant manager Iain Jenkins has thrown his hat into the ring to be the new boss of Peterhead. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Argentina fly-half Felipe Contepomi admits he deliberately ran offside to prevent Dan Parks' last-minute drop-goal attempt in Scotland's 13-12 Rugby World Cup defeat. (Various)

England will discover today whether they will face any sanction for Jonny Wilkinson's attempts to change balls ahead of conversions, against the rules of rugby, during Saturday's World Cup win over Romania ahead of their final Pool B game against Scotland. (the Scotsman)

Cricket Scotland coach Pete Steindl insists his side did not blow the chance to beat Namibia in their Intercontinental Cup game by adopting an over-cautious approach in the weekend draw. (Various)

Paul di Resta's manager, Anthony Hamilton, believes the West Lothian driver will be retained as a driver for Formula 1 team Force India next season. (Various)

Former Ryder Cup captain Bernard Gallacher believes Catriona Matthew will be named Solheim Cup captain after his fellow Scot inspired Europe to victory over the United States. (Various)

Michael Stewart, a member of the winning Walker Cup side at Royal Aberdeen earlier this month, is pressing ahead with his plans to turn professional despite falling at the first hurdle in golf's European Tour Qualifying School. (the Scotsman)

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