Tuesday's Scottish Gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Hearts administrator Bryan Jackson is making contingency plans to keep the club playing for the rest of the season, even if the liquidators are called in this month. (Various)

The club could be just six days from being condemned to liquidation. (The Sun)

Alloa defender James Creaney, who recently had heart surgery, offers support to Rangers midfielder Lewis Macleod, who is recovering after a virus affected his heart muscles. (Daily Record)

Former Hearts and Hibs midfielder Michael Stewart believes Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths must "be a little smarter" if he wants to keep following his former club Hibs. On Sunday Griffiths was filmed singing socks mocking Hearts' predicament. (Various)

Celtic's Australian midfielder Tom Rogic admits the expectations at the Glasgow club are "just enormous" and that it will be hard to return from a loan spell at Melbourne Victory and break into the team. (Various)

With 18 goals so far in Scotland's top flight, Stevie May needs one more to break Paul Wright's 1992 record for the most goals scored by a St Johnstone player in a post-war season. (Various)

Motherwell players are urged to help win an extra £244,000 in Scottish Premiership prize money by finishing second rather than third. (Daily Express)

Stephen McAnespie tells Grant Murray's Raith Rovers that they must play against Rangers with belief in the Ramsdens Cup final, just like he and his Rovers team-mates did when they beat Celtic in the League Cup final in 1994. (The Sun)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon and his backroom staff have been invited to travel to Lisbon with the 1967 European Cup-winning team to take in the Champions League final on 24 May and to visit the Estadio Nacional, scene of their famous 2-1 win over Inter Milan. (Various)

Former Hibs boss Alex McLeish backs Terry Butcher to keep the club safe from relegation. (The Scotsman)