Thursday's Scottish gossip
Former SFA president George Peat feels the organisation's current chief executive Stewart Regan and SPL counterpart Neil Doncaster missed an excellent chance to expand the top flight in the latest version of league reconstruction plans.
As Rangers chief executive Charles Green threatens to take the Ibrox club away from Scottish football over the proposed new 12-12-18 league set-up, Celtic counterpart Peter Lawwell insists his club do not miss Old Firm derbies. (Various)
Terry Butcher rejected Barnsley's offer to take over at Oakwell because he could not bear walking out on Inverness after such a positive start to the season.
And Butcher turned down the chance to become Barnsley's best paid manager ever.
Liam Kelly will complete a £200,000 move from Kilmarnock to Bristol City on Thursday. (Daily Record)
Ivan Sproule is expected to seal an 18-month deal at Ross County after leaving Hibs. (Sun)
Kilmarnock midfielder Gary Harkins could return to Dundee on loan after falling out of favour at Rugby Park. (Herald)
Scot Kris Boyd could be on his way out of Portland Timbers after their new coach indicated the striker did not fit into his style of play. (Various)
Rangers face competition from Danish side Randers for the signature of Australian goalkeeper Mathew Ryan. (Daily Record)
Liverpool are preparing to offer former manager and player Kenny Dalglish another Anfield comeback, lining him up for a return to his role as a club ambassador.
Ross Hutchins, who is to undergo chemotherapy, has been inspired to fight cancer by the support of his friend and fellow tennis player Andy Murray as well as former Celtic player Stiliyan Petrov, who is currently battling leukaemia.
Dean Ryan hopes to make his mark as part of Scotland's coaching team for the Six Nations but the Englishman insists he will not stay beyond his 12-week contract.
Colin Montgomerie is ready to risk his Ryder Cup legacy by returning as European captain for the 2014 event in his home country.