Thursday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


West Brom are lining up a £450,000 offer for Dundee United midfielder Scott Allan. (Sun)

Dundee United midfielder John Rankin describes Celtic's strike duo Gary Hooper and Anthony Strokes as "frightening". United take on Neil Lennon's side on Sunday. (Daily Record)

Rangers trialists Sunil Chhetri and Jeje Lalpekhlua are heading home to India after playing in a bounce game yesterday. (Daily Record)

Kyle Lafferty could recover from a back injury in time to play for Rangers against Dunfermline on Saturday. (Daily Record)

Celtic winger James Forrest says playing in European competition is the best thing for his development as a player. (The Sun)

Scotland striker Jamie Mackie wants to play for Great Britain at the London Olympics. (The Sun)

On-loan defender Kyle Bartley claims Rangers are not feeling the pressure at the top after seeing their points advantage over Celtic slashed. (Daily Express)

Hearts goalkeeper Janos Balogh is set to quit Tynecastle when his contract expires in January. (Daily Mail)

St Johnstone boss Steve Lomas has called in Australian fitness guru Alan Pearson. (Various)

Kilmarnock are hoping Mo Sissoko and Liam Kelly can recover from a virus in time to feature at the weekend. (Various)

Dunfermline are set to throw Martin Hardie in for his first start in three months against Rangers on Saturday. (Daily Record)