Tuesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Steven Naismith has been told his season is over. Medics confirmed that the Rangers player has damaged the cruciate ligament in his right knee. (Various)

Craig Levein has decided to leave Barry Bannan out of his latest Scotland squad. Aston Villa have suspended the midfielder after he was arrested and then bailed on suspicion of drunk-driving. (Various)

Steve Lomas is set to become St Johnstone's new boss in 48 hours - if he can agree terms. (The Sun)

Neil Lennon has launched another attack on his players, and admitted he will discuss his future with Celtic's hierarchy if he can't turn the club's season around. (Various)

Hearts boss Paulo Sergio could be hit with a touchline ban of 10 games or more by the SFA. The 43-year-old will be dealt with by the Hampden judicial panel on Thursday. (Daily Express)

BBC Scotland pundit Pat Nevin has claimed that Hearts midfielder Ian Black is a danger to other players, with little excuse for some of his reckless challengers. (Various)

Berti Vogts is set to quit as Azerbaijan coach, with the former Scotland boss claiming the country's football association has failed to support him. (Various)


European Tour officials are making headway in their efforts to secure a replacement sponsor for the Scottish Open Golf. (Daily Express)

Extensive work is being undertaken at Castle Stuart to ensure the landslides that blighted this year's Scottish Open can't happen again at the Inverness course. (The Scotsman)

Richie Ramsay will lead four Scots, perhaps five, into the £5m Dubai World Championship next month. Last year there were only two. (Daily Express)

Inverness exile Russell Knox will join Martin Laird on the PGA Tour next season. (Various)

A new wave of Scottish amateur golfers will head to the Middle East later this month for a four-week warm-weather training camp at the Yas Links Golf club in Abu Dhabi. (Various)

Chris Cusiter reckons Glasgow can use their triumph over high flying Ospreys as a blueprint for success on the European stage. (Various)

Boxing buddies Willie Limond and Anthony Crolla will be the best of enemies when they go head-to-head later this month. The pair developed a close friendship when Crolla spent at week as Limond's hour guest three years ago. (Various)

Scottish kayaker Campbell Walsh believes he can bounce back from a poor two years in time to shine at next year's Olympics. (The Scotsman)

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