Friday's Scottish gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Livingston chairman Gordon McDougall believes Scottish football will lose its credibilty should a Rangers "newco" be allowed to start afresh in the Scottish Premier League. (Various)

Rangers fans have vowed to boycott away grounds following "draconian" SPL proposals to dock the club 10 points for the next two seasons. (Record)

Former Rangers and Aberdeen defender Steven Smith has agreed to end his deal at Preston and is poised for a move to the MLS and Portland Timbers. (Sun)

Ross County's promotion to the SPL will see the Highlands economy benefit to the tune of £3m next season. (Record)

Aberdeen striker Darren Mackie says helping the Dons book their place in the Scottish Cup final would be massive for the city. (Various)

SFA performance director Mark Wotte has hailed the SPL's decision to start an Under-20 league next season as a major step on Scottish football's road to recovery. (Various)

Anxious SFA chiefs are fighting to stem their referee exodus - by sending a questionnaire out to whistlers. (Sun)

Wigan forward Shaun Maloney says his winning goal against Man Utd will mean nothing should the Latics be relegated this season. (Sun)

Falkirk boss Steven Pressley has agreed a new contract to stay with the Bairns next season. (Sun)