Saturday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic are locked in talks with Standard Liege left-sided defender Rami Gershon, one discussion point being whether the player joins on a long-term contract or on a loan with an option to buy. (Daily Record)

Fleetwood manager Graham Alexander wants to sign Dundee United captain Jon Daly on a pre-contract agreement. (Daily Record)

Barry Smith, manager of Scottish Premier League basement side Dundee, reveals that the board have told him his job is safe until the end of the season and beyond. (Various)

Hearts midfielder Ryan Stevenson defends the lunging tackle he made on Hibernian defender James McPake in the Edinburgh derby and accuses Hibs of being disrespectful to their Tynecastle hosts. (The Sun)

Celtic hero Henrik Larsson says he does not know for certain where his runners-up medal from the 2003 Uefa Cup final is - he threw it in a drawer at home. (The Sun)

St Johnstone chairman Steve Brown warns more cuts are on the way at McDiarmid Park if the fans do not turn out in greater numbers. (The Sun)

Defender Russell Anderson, 34, insists he is fit enough to play another season for Aberdeen. (Daily Express)

Rangers manager Ally McCoist says it will be "fantastic" if the club can progress through the Scottish Football League's three divisions with a nucleus of young players making 80-100 appearances. (The Times)

McCoist would like to see a winter shutdown across the whole of Scottish football, not just the SPL. (Daily Express)

Celtic are keeping tabs on Rubin Kazan's Finnish star Roman Eremenko in case some of their current players are lured away from Glasgow in the January transfer window. (Daily Express)

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