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Friday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Former Hearts captain Michael Stewart warns Kenny Miller about his move to Bursaspor, saying he is still waiting to be paid for wages that were stopped when he was out injured at Genclerbirligi. (Daily Mail)

Hearts manager Jim Jefferies believes the squad at Tynecastle is stronger now than in 1998 when he lead the team to the Scottish Cup. (Daily Mail)

Miller says the move to Bursa is motivated by the desire for silverware and not money. (Various)

And the Scotland striker says the last two-and-a-half years at Ibrox have been the best of his career. (The Sun)

Kilmarnock boss Mixu Paatelainen is delighted that top scorer Conor Sammon has turned down a move to Scunthorpe, insisting the Irishman will end up at a bigger team. (Daily Record)

Hibs manager Colin Calderwood warns his squad that there is a danger the team, which has won only two of their last 14 games, could fall further, with 16 players out of contract in the summer. (Daily Express)

Aberdeen boss Craig Brown says he knew Neil Lennon would become a good manager, because he taught him on the Irish FA's pro licence course. (Daily Record)

Rangers' Europa League rivals Sporting Lisbon are in chaos after its president Jose Eduardo Bettencourt resigned with the team sitting 16 points behind league leaders Porto. (Daily Record)

The Ibrox club's striker Nikica Jelavic says referee Craig Thomson was wrong to book him for diving against Inverness on Tuesday. (Daily Record)

Dundee manager Barry Smith is happy for his old boss Jocky Scott to be back in management, at Stirling Albion, but is aiming to catch Scott's new team as the Dark Blues try to get off the foot of the First Division. (Daily Record)

Motherwell will not back a move to a top-10 Scottish Premier League until they receive assurances about compensation for relegated clubs. (Daily Record)

Garra Dembele, the French 24-year-old attracting Celtic, could become an "exceptional" player, according to veteran coach Guy Roux. (The Sun)

OTHER GOSSIP

Jack Cuthbert, who has been called up to the Scotland training camp by Andy Robinson, has signed a new deal at Bath and says there was no offer from either Glasgow or Edinburgh. (Daily Record)



see also
Friday's gossip column
21 Jan 11 |  Gossip
Thursday's Scottish gossip
20 Jan 11 |  Scotland
Thursday's gossip column
20 Jan 11 |  Gossip
Wednesday's Scottish gossip
19 Jan 11 |  Scotland


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