Wednesday's Scottish Gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Tom Rogic will fly back to Scotland with Celtic later to sign a £450,000 deal from Australian club Central Coast Mariners.

Full story: The Sun 

Scotland defender Steven Whittaker believes the squad will be delighted with the appointment of Gordon Strachan and insists the new manager can improve the national side's fortunes. (Various)

Former Scotland boss George Burley says Strachan is an "excellent appointment" with qualification for future major finals a realistic target. (Various)

Strachan immediately stated his desire to steer the Scots to World Cup qualification or the European Championship in 2016.

Full story: Daily Record  

Gordon Strachan at Hampden Stadium

Gordon Strachan was all smiles in front of the cameras after being installed as Scotland manager

Another former Scotland manager, Craig Brown, believes a winning run in 2014 World Cup qualifying should boost hopes for a more favourable draw ahead of Euro 2016. (Various)

Motherwell boss Stuart McCall is not keen on any further January exits at Fir Park following Jamie Murphy's move to Sheffield United. (Sun)

Dundee's bid to take Gary Harkins back to Dens Park on loan has stalled over the midfielder's preference for a permanent deal. (Various)

Peter Houston will hold talks over extending his deal at Dundee United after Blackpool dropped their interest in the Tannadice boss. (Record)

Former Hearts boss Paulo Sergio, now in charge at Romanian outfit Cluj, has urged Vladimir Romanov to sell the Edinburgh club for the sake of the Tynecastle fans. (Various)

Aberdeen have agreed a £300,000 fee with English League One club Bournemouth for winger Ryan Fraser. (Express)

SFA chief executive Stewart Regan has urged new Scotland manager Gordon Strachan to move the national side off the foot of 2014 World Cup qualifying Group A. (Express)

Strachan will appoint an all-Scottish backroom team as he attempts to re-invigorate the stuttering national side.

Full story: The Herald 

English Conference clubs will next week discuss plans to invite Rangers into the fifth tier of English football. (Mail)

OTHER GOSSIP

Player power helped Paul McGinley to pip Colin Montgomerie and be named European Ryder Cup captain for Gleneagles in 2014.

Full story: The Herald