Wednesday's Scottish Gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Players in Scotland have been issued with a presentation about the dangers of match-fixing in the wake of revelations that matches and officials across Europe are being investigated.

Full story: Daily Record 

Estonia defender Enar Jaager feels not being offered a contract following a trial at Rangers in January 2012 turned out to be a lucky escape, with the club having faced financial problems weeks after the proposed move fell through.

Full story: The Sun 

Inverness manager Terry Butcher feels the Highlanders' Andrew Shinnie should have been in Scotland's squad for the visit of the Estonians.

Full story: The Scotsman 

Celtic winger Paddy McCourt

McCourt will not feature against Juventus

Paddy McCourt has been left out of Celtic's Champions League squad for the upcoming ties with Juventus, with Filip Twardzik also omitted from the pool Neil Lennon can select from.

Full story: Daily Express 

Meanwhile, Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo insists his side will not make the same mistakes Barcelona made at Celtic Park earlier this season.

Full story: Daily Record 

Scottish Premier League chief executive Neil Doncaster believes the current league reconstruction proposal of 12-12-18 is the only way forward and insists no other plan can deliver much of what fans want. (Various)

Scots advocate Eoghainn Maclean believes Rangers or Celtic could achieve the goal of playing in the English football set-up by taking the FA to court on grounds of competition law.

Full story: Daily Record 

Former Hull City manager Phil Brown has put his name forward to become the new boss of Partick Thistle. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland flanker Rob Harley, who has been named in the team to face Italy in Saturday's Six Nations encounter, is taking inspiration from former captain Jason White's tackling style as he gears up for a first Test start.

Full story: Daily Express