Wednesday's Scottish gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Bus tycoon Sandy Easdale is being courted as a possible investor in Rangers, with a club spokesman saying that the McGill's boss's jailing for 27 months over a VAT fraud in 1997 was a long time ago and he had served his debt to society.

Full story: Daily Record 

Celtic and Ireland striker Anthony Stokes has been photographed at a Dublin memorial party for murdered Real IRA boss Alan "The Model" Ryan.

Full story: Daily Record 

A bust-up with chairman Ralph Topping is the reason why Stephen Thompson resigned from the Scottish Premier League board, the Dundee United chairman having been accused of leaking sensitive information.

Full story: Daily Record 

The prospect of Scotland's top-flight clubs presenting a united front next week to accelerate a new league construction proposal evaporated after Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson resigned from the board.

Full story: The Scotsman 

Rangers chairman Charles Green says the Third Division club will not support the Scottish Premier League's proposed changes to the structure of the leagues while it continues to threaten the club with the stripping of titles for alleged double payments to players.

Full story: Daily Express 

Former Rangers strikers Kris Boyd, now of Portland Timbers, and Kenny Miller, of Vancouver Whitecaps, are back training with the Ibrox club during the Major League Soccer close season.

Full story: The Herald 

Dunfermline Athletic, who have been struggling to pay a tax bill, have paid their players a shortfall of wages they experienced in October and hope to meet November's payment this week.

Full story: Daily Record 

Everton manager David Moyes has given the first definitive answer about his future plans by revealing he expects to begin discussions over a fresh contract in the new year.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Alan Hutton, who has joined Nottingham Forest on loan, says Paul Lambert told him when he became Aston Villa manager in the summer he would not play this season, but the Scotland defender has refused to reveal the reason.

Full story: Daily Express 

Inverness Caledonian Thistle defender Chris Hogg says he is close to a return to football after 11 months out of action following cruciate ligament damage to his knee.

Full story: The Sun 

First Division leaders Partick Thistle are hoping to sign Steven Craig permanently in January, when the striker's loan from Ross County expires.

Full story: Daily Express 

OTHER GOSSIP

Sir Chris Hoy, the six-time Olympic gold medalist who is himself among the 12-strong shortlist, thinks Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins will be named BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

Full story: Daily Record 

Like tennis star Andy Murray, Sir Chris Hoy, will miss the BBC Sports Personality of the Year show, as he is training abroad - in Australia.

Full story: The Scotsman 

Sir Chris Hoy will launch his own range of bikes next year but is still eyeing more medal success at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Braehead Clan have signed former National Hockey League player Jesse Schultz after the Canadian forward's short spell in Italy and taken Czech defenceman Martin Tuma on trial from Nottingham.

Full story: The Sun 

Former Scottish Amateur champion Andrew McArthur is on course to pull off one of the greatest comebacks in the history of the European Tour Qualifying School, making the final day despite having opened with an eight-over-par 80.

Full story: The Scotsman 

Scott Drummond missed the chance to regain his European Tour card after failing to make the final day at the qualifying school in Spain by a stroke, with fellow Scots Jamie McLeary, Raymond Russell and Wallace Booth also failing to qualify.

Full story: The Sun