Tuesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Hearts manager Paulo Sergio tells his players that they will not be paid until after Christmas. (Daily Mail)

Former Aberdeen defender Brian Irvine says the current crop of players at Pittodrie must match the desire of the 1995 team to avoid relegation. (Daily Mail)

Norwegian midfielder Thomas Bendiksen will meet with Ibrox chiefs next week to discuss a deal to keep him at Rangers, but his agent warns there is interest from clubs in his homeland. (Daily Express)

Dunfermline chairman John Yorkston urges the Scottish Football Association to be lenient on Rangers forward Sone Aluko when they assess whether to punish the player for appearing to dive to win a penalty in Saturday's match against the Fifers. (Various)

Arbroath hope to get the go-ahead to increase the capacity of their ground to 5,000 for their Scottish Cup match against Rangers. (Daily Record)

St Mirren manager Danny Lennon admits he got his tactics wrong in his team's 2-1 home defeat on Saturday. (Daily Record)

Former Aberdeen star Eric Black is in the market for a new job after following manager Steve Bruce out the door at Sunderland. (Various)

Manager Jackie McNamara wants talk with Rangers to extend Kyle Hutton's three-month loan deal at Partick Thistle. (Daily Mail)

Celtic defender Adam Matthews believes Scott Brown's new deal at the club will help them to go on and win the SPL title. (Daily Record)

Rangers captain David Weir believes his team-mate Gregg Wylde has learned his lesson after being sent off and banned for two games for aiming a kick at Dundee United's Willo Flood. (Daily Express)

Udinese goalkeeper Samir Handanovic warns Celtic that, after beating Inter Milan to move to third place in Serie A, his team are full of confidence ahead of their match against the Scots next Thursday. (Daily Express)

OTHER GOSSIP

The Melrose Sevens has announced a new sponsor in Aberdeen Asset Management. (The Scotsman)

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