Tuesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Hibernian striker Leigh Griffiths could be punished for a third time by the Scottish Football Association for gestures made to fans. (The Sun)

Motherwell manager Stuart McCall says he will contest any ban dished out to his forward Michael Higdon, a target for critical fans, after TV pictures showed him making a gesture after he scored against Dundee United - McCall believes Higdon was directing his frustration at him, not the fans, and that it was no big deal. (Various)

And McCall wonders if it is the SFA's compliance officer or the person who edits BBC Scotland's Sportscene programme who decides if a player is, or should be, punished. (The Herald, Daily Record)

Bosnian forward Zlatan Muslimovic, capped 33 times, hopes to clinch a deal at Rangers with the help of his countryman Sasa Papac. (The Sun)

Dutch player Luigi Bruins says he was sold on Rangers, where he is having a trial, by former Feyenoord team-mate Michael Mols. And he adds that it is perhaps because of Rangers' financial concerns that they are interested in the free agent. (Daily Record)

Another new face at Murray Park is Jamael Cox, a 19-year-old midfielder from Seattle Sounders, who is training with Rangers. (The Herald)

Dundee United have ended their interest in Slovakian striker Milos Lacny, while the Terrors' left-back Paul Dixon is a possible target for Millwall. (Daily Record)

The agent for Wolves forward Steven Fletcher says his player "would love to play for Team GB if fortunate enough to be selected". (The Sun)

St Mirren are to offer Republic of Ireland winger Alan O'Brien a trial. (Daily Express)

Experienced midfielder Michael Stewart, currently without a club, will train with Kilmarnock and feature in a bounce game. (The Sun)

Falkirk striker Farid El Alagui reveals that he had an hour to decide whether to travel to Scotland to join the Bairns, or stay in France with Romorantin. (The Sun)

Celtic's James Forrest says that, despite intererst from Spurs, he wants to remain at the club where has grown up to win a championship medal. (Various)

St Johnstone manager hits out at match officials after his striker Francisco Sandaza was booked for taking off his jersey to celebrate the Saints' winner at Easter Road on Saturday. (Daily Express)

Rangers will offer Estonian defender Enar Jaager a contract within a day to keep him from going to Leeds, while Kirk Broadfoot may move to Bristol City. Matt McKay could move to China or Korea and Juanma Ortiz may return to Spain or sign for Lech Poznan in Poland. (Daily Express)


Australian Open hopeful Andy Murray has been spending a few days away from Melbourne at the quiet Kooyong club, as suggested by new coach Ivan Lendl. (The Herald)

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