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Sunday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Celtic manager Neil Lennon is considering calling in a psychologist to cure his club's poor away record in Europe - which now stands at one win in the last 29 games. (Various)

Former Celtic loan signing Landry N'Guemo has not given up hope of a return to the Glasgow club, who could not agree a fee for the midfielder earlier this summer, now that he has been transfer-listed by Nancy. (Sunday Mail)

Celtic target Robbie Keane is set to join Newcastle United on loan from Tottenham Hotspur. (News of the World)

Arsenal forward Nacer Barazite says he has not given up hope of joining Rangers on loan before Tuesday's transfer deadline after his trial at Ibrox. (Various)

Rangers manager Walter Smith says he "might as well chuck it" if the club sells Kenny Miller or Madjid Bougherra before the closure of the transfer window but insists that it is not going to happen. (Various)

Francisco Sandaza's transfer to Swansea City is on the brink of collapse as the Welsh outfit want him on loan, an arrangement that does not interest the striker or his present club, Dundee United. (Various)

Former Hamilton Accies midfielder James McCarthy is poised to sign a new, improved contract with Wigan Athletic. (News of the World)

Former Scotland midfielder Barry Ferguson says he wants to end his career with present club Birmingham City. (Sunday Mail)

Scotland Under-21 boss Billy Stark aims to call up Huddersfield striker Jordan Rhodes, the English-born son of former Dunfermline goalkeeper Andy. (Various)

Former Chelsea and Scotland striker John Spencer has been appointed manager of Major League Soccer's newest team, Portland Timbers. (News of the World)

Scotland could face Uefa sanctions and the deduction of Fair Play points if their fans boo Liechtenstein's national anthem - which has the same tune as God Save The Queen - at Hampden next month. (News of the World)


Scotland's cricketers will not travel to Zimbabwe in October for a scheduled Intercontinental Cp tie on the advice of the Foreign Office - and forfeiting the points will mean they will miss out on reaching the final. (Scotland on Sunday)

see also
Sunday's gossip column
29 Aug 10 |  Gossip
Saturday's Scottish gossip
28 Aug 10 |  Scotland

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