Thursday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Carlos Bocanegra could be back with Rangers next week because an administrative error by Racing Santander has forced the Spanish FA to make an appeal to Fifa to allow the United States defender's loan move to go ahead.

Full story: Daily Record

Defender Kirk Broadfoot says he quit Rangers for Blackpool as he believes playing in Division Three would hamper his bid to win his place back in the Scotland squad.

Full story: The Scotsman

Blackpool are close to securing Danny Wilson on loan from Liverpool, where the Scotland defender has been unable to become a first-team regular following his move from Rangers.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Mark Fotheringham, the midfielder released by Dundee, is on trial with Ross County along with former St Johnstone forward Derek Riordan.

Full story: Daily Record

Dundee are poised to sign Scotland Under-17 midfielder Gary Duggan, the Queen's Park teenager who has attracted interest from Celtic, Dundee United, Hearts and St Mirren.

Full story: The Sun

Michael Paton, who is attracting interest from Dundee, Ross County, Morton and Hartlepool United, believes he did not get a chance to prove himself as a Scottish Premier League striker before being released by Aberdeen last month.

Full story: Daily Record

Defender Mark Reynolds hopes the Aberdeen board can agree a deal with Sheffield Wednesday to make his loan move permanent.

Full story: The Sun

Celtic midfielder Jackson Irvine says being born in Melbourne meant playing for Australia was always his first choice despite having won Scotland Under-21 caps because his father is from Aberdeen.

Full story: Daily Record

Defender Darren O'Dea says he had offers from clubs in Ukraine, Russia, Turkey and Greece after being released by Celtic but preferred a move to Toronto as he thought that would best improve his chances of playing for Republic of Ireland.

Full story: The Scotsman

St Mirren manager Danny Lennon has given trialist full-back Franco Miranda, who has left Patronato in his Argentine homeland, another seven days to improve his match fitness and win a return to the Paisley club.

Full story: Daily Record

Hibernian manager Pat Fenlon is hoping to add another defender to his squad after releasing Sean O'Hanlon and David Stephen.

Full story: Daily Express

Alex McLeish says he may have to leave England to find a new job after turning down the chance to manage Besiktas and Nottingham Forest because he wanted a break from football following his sacking by Aston Villa at the end of last season.

Full story: The Sun

OTHER GOSSIP

Paralympic sprint silver medallist Libby Clegg says she won one and her Scotland Sevens rugby playing boyfriend, Michael Maltman, won one when they raced each other for the first time last month.

Full story: Daily Record