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Monday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Neil McDonald, who was assistant to sacked Sam Allardyce at Blackburn Rovers, is in pole position to become Motherwell manager and watched Sunday's defeat by Rangers. (Daily Record)

Reports in the Turkish media suggest that Rangers striker Kenny Miller has agreed in principle to sign for Bursaspor next season. (the Herald)

Algeria defender Madjid Bougherra, linked with a move from Ibrox in January, says he hopes to help Rangers to the Europa League final this season but eventually wants to play in the Premier League in England. (Daily Express)

Freddie Ljungberg insists he will be fit to face Rangers on 2 January should the 33-year-old former Arsenal winger impress on trial as he seeks a new club after leaving Chicago Fire. (Various)

Scotland winger Kris Commons is ready to sign a new contract with Derby County despite interest from Celtic. (Daily Record)

Birmingham City manager Alex McLeish has held initial talks about taking Celtic target Robbie Keane on loan from Tottenham Hotspur. (Daily Mirror)

Hibernian manager Colin Calderwood could return to his former club, Newcastle United, to sign striker Ryan Donaldson on loan. (the Herald)

Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson has criticised the decision to postpone Sunday's game against Hamilton Accies, saying the decision was made too early in the morning. (Various)

Dunfermline Athletic chairman John Yorkston has added to calls for a move to summer football after his side's Boxing Day match against Falkirk was postponed because of a frozen pitch. (Various)

Stirling Albion have released former Ajax striker Sylvano Comvalius early from his contract to allow him to return to the Netherlands, where his wife recently gave birth. (Various)


Wales' record international try-scorer, Shane Williams, could return to fitness from a shoulder injury in time to face Scotland at Murrayfield in rugby's Six Nations Championship next month. (the Scotsman)

see also
Monday's gossip column
27 Dec 10 |  Gossip
Sunday's Scottish gossip
26 Dec 10 |  Scotland

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