Thursday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic's victory against HJK Helsinki has edged Neil Lennon's side closer to a £15m windfall in the Champions League. (Various)

Rangers boss Ally McCoist is on the verge of signing a long-term deal at Ibrox. (Daily Record)

Stuart McCall expressed pride in his Motherwell players despite the 5-0 aggregate defeat by Panathinaikos in the Champions League qualifier. (Sun)

Rangers are losing the battle to sign former Celtic and Hearts striker Craig Beattie. (Express)

Kilmarnock have taken former Real Madrid youth player Borja Perez on trial. (Express)

OTHER GOSSIP

Sir Chris Hoy has criticised cycling's governing body for trying to "manipulate" the Olympic medal table. (Various)