Saturday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers boss Ally McCoist believes it is tragic for Scottish football but terrific for the Ibrox club that 143 SPL players will be out of contract at the end of the season.

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Hibs captain James McPake says the SPL title is destined for Celtic and insists it is about the race for second place for the other top flight clubs. (Various)

Motherwell boss Stuart McCall loves listening to the views of Kilmarnock counterpart Kenny Shiels to such an extent that he stays in the car until Shiels's interview is finished. (Record)

Aberdeen striker Scott Vernon's New Year resolution is to prove that Niall McGinn has competition for top-scorer status at Pittodrie. (Various)

Celtic will appeal against the two-game ban offered to defender Kelvin Wilson for an alleged elbow incident on Dundee's John Baird. (Various)

St Johnstone's Steven MacLean is convinced the Perth outfit will give an SPL team a hammering once they find their shooting boots. (Express)

Queen's Park boss Gardner Speirs insists Rangers have breathed fresh life into the Scottish Football League and swears the novelty has yet to wear off. (Various)

Former Celtic striker John Hartson believes the Celtic fans involved in trouble at Dens Park should be banned from attending future games. (Sun)

OTHER GOSSIP

Edinburgh have been forced to re-draft their entire front row for the return match against Glasgow in the 1872 Cup after South African prop Willem Nel withdrew through injury. (Various)