Saturday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Rangers manager Ally McCoist has told former players Steven Naismith and Kyle Lafferty it's their own fault they're not welcome at Ibrox. (Various)

The Rangers boss also believes the players' union was wrong to put players in a position where fans could turn against them. (Herald)

And McCoist also denied any interest in signing Aberdeen youngster Ryan Fraser. (Daily Record)

Celtic defender Mikael Lustig has revealed that his biggest inspioration in training is former defender turned first-team coach Danny McGrain. (Daily Express)

Former referee Willie Young insists it is harder for referees now than during his time as an official. (Various)

Hibernian midfielder Gary Deegan has spoken of the difficult emotional struggle in coming to terms with being the victim of an assault. (Various)

Dundee captain Gary Irvine has insisted he could not have left the club for Ross County in the summer due to his love for the Dark Blues. (Daily Express)

St Johnstone attacker Peter Pawlett is looking to make up for lost time after missing three months with injury. (Various)

Inverness winger Aaron Doran is ready to sign a new deal in the Highlands - if the club offer him one. (Daily Express)


Glasgow warriors captain Al Kellock has an outside chance of playing in this year's 1872 Cup matches against Edinburgh. (Daily Telegraph)

Former world champion Ken Buchanan claims his home city of Edinburgh didn't truly embrace him as it considered boxing 'too seedy'. (Scotsman)