Friday's Scottish Gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Former Rangers owner Craig Whyte maintains he would welcome an investigation into his stewardship of the club to clear his name. (Various)

However, Ticketus are set to bring Whyte to court for a third time in a bid to recover £27m used by Whyte to buy the club. (Daily Record)

Rangers chief executive Charles Green insists the club are "on the way back" on the first anniversary of them entering administration. (Herald)

The Ibrox club are in talks with Newcastle to organise a fund-raising match for former player Paul Gascoigne. (Various)

Celtic defender Efe Ambrose insists he is not to blame for the club's defeat to Juventus after team-mate Kris Commons suggested he had jet-lag. (Sun)

Aberdeen manager Craig Brown claims his side can still clinch second place in the SPL this season. (Scotsman)

But Aberdeen vice-chairman George Yule says Brown's future is likely to depend on achieving a top-six finish. (Daily Express)

Motherwell could offer former star James McFadden a short-term deal till the end of the season. (Sun)

Ross County are set to vote against the SPL's plans to restructure the league after boss Derek Adams slammed them as "ridiculous". (Daily Mail)

Hibernian manager Pat Fenlon was left so angry by his side's defeat by St Johnstone he ended a sleepless night by watching a video of the match at six o'clock in the morning. (Scotsman)

Former Scotland striker John McGinlay has become a scout for the national side, who have risen to 64th in the FIFA rankings. (Scotsman)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland's record points scorer, Chris Paterson, says he has been impressed by the Scottish back three in this season's Six Nations. (Herald)

Departing Edinburgh head coach Michael Bradley insists he is leaving the club in good shape, despite his side sitting fourth from bottom in the table. (Times)

But Edinburgh centre Nick De Luca said he was embarrassed that the players had let Bradley down. (Herald)

David Bogie is aiming for a fifth Scottish Rally Championship using a car once used by the late Colin McRae. (Times)