Monday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Spurs are lining up a sensational January swoop for Celtic starlet James Forrest. Harry Redknapp dispatched chief scout Ian Broomfield to Parkhead on Saturday to run the rule over the 20-year-old winger. (The Sun)

Steven Naismith could find out today if his season is over. The Rangers star will have a scan which is expected to confirm he has snapped his ligament. (Various)

Rangers players have been denied championship medals - because of a court order. The gongs for a third successive SPL title were held back because of Donald McIntyre's successful court action against the Ibrox club. (Daily Record)

Maurice Edu admits Rangers players are fearing for their jobs over the impending HMRC case. (Various)

Dundee United have given manager Peter Houston their full backing following showdown talks with chairman Stephen Thompson. (Various)

Aberdeen defender Andrew Considine believes referee Willie Collum got both key penalty calls wrong in their defeat to Rangers. (Daily Mail)

Steve Lomas claims he has not been offered the St Johnstone job. The former Northern Ireland international was interviewed by Geoff Brown on Friday. (Daily Express)

Kilmarnock star Dean Shiels branded Hearts dangerous and cowardly after their 1-0 win at Tynecastle. (Various)


Glasgow Warriors Heineken Cup hopes have been dealt a serious blow with the news that DTH Van der Merwe is to have surgery on a shoulder injury and could miss much of the season. (Various)

Lynsey Sharp has set her sights on further gains in 2012 after being named Scotland's Athlete-of-The-Year at an awards ceremony in Glasgow. (The Herald).

Elena Baltacha will return to the world's top 50 tennis players, despite losing in the final of the ITF event in Poitiers. (The Herald)

In curling, Scotland's Eve Muirhead had two wins over the Kilmarnock rink of Sarah Reid to finish four days of play at Scotland's European qualifying tournament undefeated. (The Scotsmand)