Friday's Scottish Gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic manager Neil Lennon is targeting a domestic treble next season, having missed out in both cup competitions this term. (Various)

Celtic striker Anthony Stokes welcomes the prospects of new signings arriving at the champions over the summer, saying: "competition is good for the squad". (Herald)

Former Celtic and Scotland midfielder John Collins is urging the champions to resist selling defender Virgil van Dijk over the summer. (Sun)

Dundee United's bank debt should be wiped out by August next year, having agreed "soft loans" from a group of supporters. (Herald)

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes knows how big a miss suspended Andrew Robertson will be for Dundee United on Saturday - because he tried to sign the left-back last year. (Daily Mail)

Hibs boss Terry Butcher is optimistic that on-loan winger Duncan Watmore will be fit for Sunday's Edinburgh derby at Tynecastle. (Various)

Former Hibs star Derek Riordan would like to see his old team consign Hearts to relegation, saying: "I'd love to go there and put the final nail in the coffin..." (Edinburgh Evening News)

Chief executive Graham Wallace says manager Ally McCoist will learn his budget for next season before his review of business is concluded. (Herald)

Raith Rovers have sold out their 3800 tickets for next weekend's Ramsdens Cup final with Rangers at Easter Road. (Various)

Striker Philip Roberts may have played his last game for Falkirk after picking up a six-game ban following his reaction to a red card last weekend. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Head coach Gregor Townsend says tonight's home fixture with Ospreys is Glasgow's "biggest game of the season" as they bid to win a play-off place. (Various)

Braehead Clan are 60 minutes away from the play-off finals after a surprise 4-0 success away to Nottingham Panthers. The second leg is in Glasgow tomorrow evening. (Various)