Thursday's Scottish gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Scottish Premier League clubs are set to reject Scottish Football League proposals for a new 16-10-16 divisional set-up. (Sun)

Jordan Rhodes is disappointed to miss out on becoming the first Scotland player to score a hat-trick in 43 years after having a header ruled out for offside in the 2-1 win in Luxembourg. (Various)

Interim manager Billy Stark said the performance of Rhodes was the most satisfying aspect of a tricky contest against the nation ranked 144th in the world. (Various)

Scotland keeper Matt Gilks admits he was nervous as Luxembourg came close to earning a draw in the closing stages. (Sun)

Alex Mackie insists his bid to take over the running of Hearts will continue but he wants Tynecastle owner Vladimir Romanov to name a realistic price for the club. (Various)

Hearts will continue talks with Supporters Direct next week regarding the possibility of a fan-led takeover. (Herald)

Hibs skipper James McPake says the best is yet to come from the top of the table Easter Road side. (Daily Record)

Ross County manager Derek Adams has pledged to bring in new faces during January but must trim his squad first. (Sun)

The Charles Green-led regime at Rangers plans to limit the player budget at Ibrox to 33% of turnover with the introduction of a wage cap. (Daily Record)

Brighton striker Stephen Dobbie has not given up hope of earning a Scotland call despite missing out on a much-changed squad for last night's win in Luxembourg. (Daily Express)

Motherwell left-back Stevie Hammell is vowing to play on despite being dogged by an ankle injury this season. (Daily Record)

Dunfermline fans' group Pars Alive insist funds raised for the ailing club will be kept separate from the club. (Daily Record)