Friday's Scottish gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Former Rangers owner Craig Whyte is preparing to claim millions of pounds from the remains of the old club that collapsed earlier this year, saying the RFC Group he used to buy the Ibrox outfit held a valid security over the assets sold to Charles Green's Sevco consortium.

Full story: The Herald 

Rangers chief executive Charles Green claims that £17m has been pledged so far in the Ibrox club's share issue.

Full story: Daily Express 

Scottish Football Association performance director Mark Wotte reckons the demise of the nation's football will only be halted when the country's kids get off Buckfast and burgers.

Full story: Daily Record 

Kilmarnock's Kenny Shiels and Falkirk's Steven Pressley are the latest club managers to say Craig Levein should be kept on as Scotland coach.

Full story: Daily Record 

Hearts' unpaid first-team stars are in talks with players union PFA Scotland as they attempt to resolve a second month of late payment of their wages.

Full story: Daily Record 

Barcelona midfielder Javier Mascherano has admitted that his side now rate Celtic as their biggest Champions League group rivals.

Full story: The Sun 

Barcelona are set to rest defender Gerard Pique for their game against Deportivo La Coruna so he can be fit to face Celtic in the Champions League.

Full story: Daily Express 

More than 4,000 Aberdeen fans are expected to travel to Tannadice for their side's Scottish Premier League game against Dundee United.

Full story: Daily Record 

St Johnstone are aiming to equal a 42-year club record when they take on Kilmarnock at home - a victory meaning a fifth successive victory in the top flight.

Full story: Daily Record 

When Third Division leaders Queen's Park visit Ibrox, it will resurrect world football's oldest rivalry - the Spiders having first played Rangers 137 years ago.

Full story: Daily Record 

The last time Queen's Park beat Rangers, in the semi-finals of the Glasgow Merchants' Charities Cup in 1953, the result was decided by the toss of a coin.

Full story: The Sun 

When they entertain Queen's Park, Rangers will smash the Third Division attendance total for the past two seasons put together in only their fourth home league game.

Full story: Daily Record 

East Fife manager Gordon Durie, who passed out on 18 August after a draw with Queen of the South, will not return to the dugout this weekend after being advised by his doctor to rest for another fortnight.

Full story: Fife Today 

OTHER GOSSIP

Fife Flyers have become the first victims of the Elite League's crackdown on internet abuse, being fined for criticising referee Dean Smith during Sunday's 5-2 defeat by Edinburgh Capitals on their Facebook page.

Full story: The Sun 

Gordon Sheddon will bid this weekend to become only the third Scot to win the British Touring Car Championship, the 33-year-old going into the final triple-header at Brands Hatch leading his Honda Racing team-mate Matt Neal by 31 points.

Full story: Daily Record