Thursday's Scottish Gossip


FC Ashdod and Israel midfielder Nir Biton will have a medical before completing a £700,000 move to Celtic on Thursday.

Full story: Daily Record 

And Celtic captain Scott Brown described Wednesday's 3-0 triumph against Shakhter Karagandy, which secured a 3-2 aggregate win in the Champions League play-off round as "sweet".

Full story: The Herald 

Dougie Hill insists he "never touched" Hearts midfielder Jamie Hamill in the incident that led to the Raith Rovers defender being sent off during Tuesday's Scottish League Cup tie.

Full story: Daily Express 

Meanwhile, former Hearts captain and manager Craig Levein believes the current Tynecastle squad will be regarded as highly as the club's all-time greats if they avoid relegation, having started the season with a 15-point deficit due to insolvency problems.

Full story: Daily Record (print edition)

And ex-Scotland coach Levein has tipped Hearts captain Danny Wilson to become a key figure in the national team.

Full story: The Sun (print edition)

Scotland Under-21 coach Billy Stark has challenged his players to prove their worth following the recent 6-0 drubbing by England.

Full story: Daily Express (print edition)

Former Celtic manager John Barnes says his friend and one-time Ibrox director Dave King "would be good for Rangers because he is a fan".

Full story: The Herald 


Scottish Rugby's leading medic Dr James Robson says he is pleased that the issue of concussion in the game is being addressed but still feels it still needs to be taken more seriously in some quarters.

Full story: The Scotsman 

Scotland's Catriona Matthew deserves to be Europe's captain for the Solheim Cup one day, according to English golfer DJ Russell.

Full story: The Scotsman