Tuesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers captain Lee McCulloch wants no part of a legal battle between the players' union and the Ibrox club. (Daily Record)

Ibrox chief executive Charles Green has insisted Sone Aluko is one of three players taking the club to court, despite the player denying his involvement. (Sun)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has dismissed any notion of fielding a weakened side against Arbroath in their Scottish Cup replay. (Herald)

Arbroath striker Steven Doris thinks his side have a good chance of knocking Celtic out of the Cup. (Herald)

Celtic have punished striker Anthony Stokes for attending a Real IRA-linked function in Dublin. (Various)

Lithuanian striker Arturas Rimkevicius has taken part in his first training session with Hearts. (Various)

However, the Hearts players have warned they will not be accomodating in late wage payments if the club sign players in January. (Daily Express)

And the Tynecastle club have banned Scott Robinson from training after he refused to be a sub against Aberdeen. (Sun)

Referee Craig Thomson has rejected suggestions that officials are holding grudges against teams. (Various)

Hibernian chairman Rod Petrie has insisted there is no way restructuring Scottish is linked to speeding Rangers' return to the top-flight. (Scotsman)

While Hibs manager Pat Fenlon insists he has a Plan B for the club failing to hold on to the loan stars whose deals are up in January. (Various)

And Fenlon is preparing a bid for Partick Thistle midfielder Chris Erskine. (Daily Mail)

Aberdeen have opened talks to sign on-loan defender Mark Reynolds on a permanent deal. (Daily Express)

Rangers have launched an investigation after a Stirling Albion fan was hit by a coin during the match between the clubs at Ibrox. (Daily Mail)

St Johnstone have opened contract talks with midfielder Murray Davidson. (Various)

Dundee have agreed a deal to extend the loan of striker Colin Nish from Hartlepool. (Various)

Scotland's World Cup qualifying opponents, Serbia have been fined for fan misbehaviour in their match against Wales. (Daily Express)

Former Dundee Utd and Aberdeen midfielder Stuart Duff has insisted moving to Kazakhstan has been the best move of his career. (Daily Express)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scottish golf leaders are launching a second attempt to merge the men's and women's governing bodies. (Scotsman)

Edinburgh prop Willem Nel insists he is only concentrating on his club form rather than thinking of a future Scotland call-up. (Herald)

Olympic gold-medallist Katherine Grainger is looking forward to the New Year, so she can finish her PhD in homicide. (Daily Mail)

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