Saturday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers manager Ally McCoist backs Stephen Naismith's desire to feature in Team GB at the London Olympics. (Daily Express)

Former Wales striker John Hartson says he would love to have been selected to play for Team GB in his playing days - but he would have refused to play for fear of damaging the future of the Welsh national team. (The Sun)

Celtic boss Neil Lennon does not think it is a great idea for professional players to be involved in Olympic sport. (The Sun)

Ex-Aberdeen manager Mark McGhee reveals that Sone Aluko used to get criticised at the Pittodrie club for not going down in the box when challenged. (The Sun)

Ally McCoist believes Kyle Lafferty deserved the derision that came his way when he feigned a headbutt by Charlie Mulgrew, but Sone Aluko has been wrongly judged. (Daily Mail)

Manuel Pascali thinks being awarded the captaincy at Kilmarnock has helped to reduce his on-field crime count - he picked up 18 bookings last season and has been cautioned three times so far in this campaign. (Daily Mail)

Hearts players plan to hold a meeting after their match against Celtic to discuss their options about the non-payment of their wages by the club. (The Sun)

PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor says the Scottish Football Association and the Scottish Premier League should be embarrassed by the situation at Hearts and believes the organisations ought to have interevened to aid the players. (Daily Record)

Captain Steven Davis wants to see Rangers kill off teams in matches and win every game before the Old Firm match on 28 December. (Daily Record)

Hibernian's Lewis Stevenson jokes that the club should have sacked him and not the five managers that he has played under in his his short career. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Glasgow Warriors' 20-year-old stand-off Duncan Weir hopes Andy Robinson gives him his first cap in the 2012 Six Nations campaign. (Daily Mail)

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