Wednesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Hibernian chairman Rod Petrie sweeps aside suggestions made by Paul McBride QC that Easter Road fans sing pro-IRA songs. (Daily Record)

Campbell Corrigan, assistant chief constable of Strathclyde Police, urges some Celtic fans to look at their own actions instead of blaming his match commander Eddie Smith for reporting the supporters to Uefa. (Daily Record)

Former Pittodrie favourite Sone Aluko will discover by Friday whether he has won a contract with Rangers. (Various)

Motherwell manager Stuart McCall tells midfielder Stephen Hughes that he can win a permanent deal at Fir Park, rather than just a pay-as-you-play contract, if he plays well. (Daily Record)

Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic helped Croatia to the 2012 finals of the European Championships by knocking out Turkey. (The Sun)

Rangers face competition from Fulham, Stoke, Sunderland and Aston Villa for South Korean attacking midfielder Yoon Bit-Garam. (Daily Express)

Friday football will continue for SPL clubs but not for Celtic and Rangers, SPL chief executive Neil Doncaster saying "we must walk before we run". (The Sun)

Former Arsenal full-back Andre Blackman, 21, is expected to sign a one-year deal at Celtic. (Daily Express)

The delay in Rangers' HMRC tax case until January, the time to issue a decision and the appeals process could mean the Ibrox club can stave off administration and the associated 10-point cut until the end of the season. (Daily Mail)

Gary Hooper says he is not interested in leaving Celtic and hopes Adam Matthews and James Forrest resist moves to Premier League clubs in England. (Daily Record)

Aberdeen boss Craig Brown advises youngsters Ryan Jack and Peter Pawlett to continue their football development at Pittodrie and not follow the example of Chris Maguire who left the Dons for Derby but has since struggled. (Daily Record)

Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam says he is determined to show that he is no one-season wonder. (The Sun)

Rangers' American defender Carlos Bocanegra, who won his 100th cap on Tuesday against Slovenia, wants to play in the Champions League before he retires. (Daily Express)

The SPL rejects claims that it has been forced into addressing "illicit chanting" by some Celtic fans by Uefa's hearing on 8 December. (Daily Mail)


Kenny Baillie's position as chief executive at Glasgow Warriors will not be filled when he steps down from the post in the coming weeks. (The Scotsman)