Friday's Scottish Gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers manager Ally McCoist is set to agree a pay cut to £400,000 per year from over £825,000 as part of cost-cutting measures at the Ibrox club. (The Scottish Daily Mail)

Barcelona star Dani Alves insists Fraser Forster could replace Victor Valdes when the keepers quits the Nou Camp in the summer. (The Daily Record)

Former England hero Peter Shilton claims he knocked back a move to Rangers in case it would have cost him caps, and insists Forster can prove him wrong. (The Daily Record)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon says Scott Brown had no need to apologise for being sent off against Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday night. (The Daily Star)

Former Rangers captain Barry Ferguson is furious about the club's finances, claiming director Brian Stockbridge's £200k bonus is more than he received for lifting the treble at Ibrox. (The Daily Record)

St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright may try to bring in another defender after Steven Anderson was ruled out for eight weeks with a dislocated thumb. (The Daily Star)

Kilmarnock striker Mark Stewart has been ruled out for six weeks after breaking his jaw in a training ground collision. (The Daily Star)

Celtic's plan to install a standing section at Celtic Park has been backed by the SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster. (The Daily Record)

Meanwhile, Doncaster says the SPFL has an £18m prize pot to hand out this season, despite not having a sponsor. (The Scottish Daily Express)

Partick Thistle winger Caolan McAteer has headed out on loan to League Two side Albion Rovers. (The Daily Record)