Monday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Dave King has been axed as a Rangers director after questioning owner Craig Whyte's regime. (Daily Record)

Aston Villa will make a £2.5m bid for Rangers' Scotland international left-back Lee Wallace, 24. (Daily Mirror)

Celtic are close to securing the £500,000 signing of 18-year-old Portuguese striker Edinho Junior from Olhanense, with the player expected to move to Glasgow in the summer. (Various)

Blackpool's Matt Phillips, capped at under-19 and under-20 level for England, has opted to play for Scotland, the winger having a Scottish grandfather. (Various)

Inverness captain Richie Foran has urged referee Steven McLean to rescind the red card shown to Celtic's Daniel Majstorovic in Saturday's meeting of the two sides. (Various)

Ross County have seven weeks to prove their Victoria Park ground meets Scottish Premier League criteria with the Dingwall side on course to win the Scottish First Division and gain promotion to the top flight. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Attack coach Gregor Townsend will leave Scotland's coaching staff, joining Graham Steadman in departing Andy Robinson's backroom staff. (Herald)

Robinson has vowed to make Scotland's international rugby team great again despite the Six Nations defeat to Wales, their second loss in as many matches in this year's championships. (Sun)

Meanwhile, Greig Laidlaw said "10 daft minutes" was the catalyst for Scotland's defeat in Cardiff. (Daily Record)