Saturday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Manager Neil Lennon admits he had thoughts of resignation when Celtic were trailing 3-0 at half-time to Kilmarnock in October. (Various)

Rangers owner Craig Whyte has given manager Ally McCoist assurances that he won't have to sell star striker Nikica Jelavic in January. (Various)

Former Rangers director Paul Murray has claimed that reservations expressed six months ago about Whyte's takeover at Ibrox have now come to pass. (Scotsman)

Celtic skipper Scott Brown is finally poised to pledge his future to the club by signing a new long-term contract. (Daily Mail)

Beram Kayal's uncle, who is the Celtic star's advisor, admits a move to Liverpool would be a dream come true for the midfielder. (Daily Mail)

On-loan goalkeeper Fraser Forster is desperate to clinch a permanent move to Celtic. (Daily Record)

Former Kilmarock player Lawrie McKinna is the new manager at Chinese outfit Chongquing Lifan. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

World Champion John Higgins is backing fellow Scot Stephen Hendry to catapult back up the rankings. (Scotsman)

The Scottish Area Council of the British Board of Control has recommended that Scot Harrison be given his licence back. (Daily Express)

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