Thursday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Among the fans enjoying Celtic's victory over Spartak Moscow on Wednesday evening was racing driver Dario Franchitti and his girlfriend, actress Ashley Judd. (Daily Mail)

Goalkeeper Fraser Forster says team-mate Georgios Samaras "could not have done much more for the team" as Celtic progressed to the Champions League last 16. (Various)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon admits he could not look as Kris Commons stepped up to take the penalty that sent the Scottish champions through. (Various)

Venezuelan striker Miku will have one last go at making a success of his loan spell at Celtic before returning to Spanish side Getafe. (The Sun)

Scottish Football League clubs will be offered £350,000 more than they receive at the moment if they agree to join the expanded Scottish Premier League. (The Sun)

Irish defender Joe Shaughnessy has signed a new contract with Aberdeen keeping him at Pittodrie until 2015. (Daily Mail)

Elgin City chairman Graham Tatters has been issued with a notice of complaint by the Scottish Football Association over his club selling too many tickets for their match against Rangers, leading to its postponement. (Various)

Former Rangers defender John Brown believes the Ibrox club's chief executive Charles Green is right to refuse their ticket allocation for the Scottish Cup match at Dundee United, citing the spat over tickets in 2009 for an abandoned match 2009 as good reason. (Daily Record)

United says they do not want to enter into a "war of words" with Rangers. (The Scotsman)

OTHER GOSSIP

WBO world lightweight champion Ricky Burns dismisses the idea that he will go to America to live and fight. (Daily Record)

Five London 2012 Olympians, 15 teenagers, four Para athletes and two brothers are in the Scottishathletics Commonwealth Games squad to compete in Glasgow in two years' time. (The Scotsman)

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