Sunday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers chief operating officer Ali Russell has called for the introduction of a British Cup, after acknowleding there is now no chance of the Old Firm moving to the English Premier League. (Mail on Sunday)

Steve Lomas has been carpeted just one game into his reign as St Johnstone manager cautioned him for making an "offensive hand gesture" at fourth official Craig Thomson. Match commander Kenny McDonald was informed about the incident at the mouth of the tunnel following a disputed offside call. (Various)

Neil Lennon has given the go-ahead to a Celtic move for Rosenborg's Swedish full-back Mikael Lustig after assessing him during their friendly against England. (Mail on Sunday)

Victor Wanyama has revealed he battled through a virus to help Celtic sink bogey team Inverness. (Various)

Maurice Edu has added to the growing criticism of Sepp Blatter by saying he "completely disagrees" with the Fifa president's assertion that racist comments on the pitch can be forgotten about if players shake hands at the end of matches. (Sunday Herald)

The Scottish Premier League has defended its delay in announcing its investigation of pro-IRA chanting from some Celtic fans in their match against Hibs. (Scotland on Sunday)

The SPL has postponed a vote on a new TV deal for the top flight until the end of year - despite chief executive Neil Doncaster's claim in July that a decision would be announced this month. (Mail on Sunday)

OTHER GOSSIP

Richie Gray says the Scottish contingent at Sale helped persuade him to move to the English club. (Various)

Boris Becker believes Andy Murray can become the most celebrated sportsman in Britain - if he can win a Grand Slam tournament. (Mail on Sunday)

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