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Sunday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


After their win against Rangers, Jim Jefferies says his Hearts team have nothing to fear from their trip to play Celtic on Wednesday in the Scottish Premier League. (Sunday Mail)

Former Rangers striker Kenny Miller believes that Celtic's recent complaints about refereeing decisions gives the Ibrox side a boost because they think their old rivals must be rattled. (News of the World)

Rangers boss Walter Smith tells Kyle Lafferty he can fill Miller's role if he cuts out the silly parts of his game. (News of the World)

Smith could turn to former Rangers favourite Nacho Novo as a loan signing to boost his striking options in the second half of the season. (Mail on Sunday)

Tony Watt, the young player signed by Celtic from Airdrie United for £100,000, hopes to play in an Under-19 Champions League-style tournament with his new club. (Sunday Herald)

Celtic want Nottingham Forest defender Kelvin Wilson, who has signed a pre-contract agreement with the club, to join them now, with centre-half Daniel Majstorovic picking up a hamstring injury against Aberdeen on Saturday. (Sunday Mail)

Scottish Football Association chief executive Stewart Regan says he will consider appointing a foreigner to the head of referees post after Hugh Dallas's departure. (Sunday Mail)

Blackpool manager Ian Holloway plans to bid £1m for Alexei Eremenko, on loan to Kilmarnock from Metalist Kharkiv, if he sells Charlie Adam to Liverpool. (News of the World)

Plymouth's Bradley Wright-Phillips could be travelling to Glasgow on Sunday for a medical at Rangers. (Sunday Mail)

Burnley are considering making a £600,000 bid for Kilmarnock striker Conor Sammon. (Sunday Mail)

Algerian striker Rafik Djebbour has ruled out a move to Rangers because he found Glasgow too cold when he was on trial at Celtic in September 2009. (Sunday Mail)


Los Angeles-based boxer Craig McEwan, from Edinburgh, says he would love for his promoter to arrange a fight for him in Scotland. (News of the World)

Scotland's pro rugby teams, Edinburgh and Glasgow, run on budgets that "virtually guarantee" their inability to be competitive. (Sunday Herald)

see also
Sunday's gossip column
23 Jan 11 |  Gossip
Saturday's Scottish gossip
22 Jan 11 |  Scotland
Saturday's gossip column
22 Jan 11 |  Gossip
Friday's Scottish gossip
21 Jan 11 |  Scotland

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