Wednesday's Scottish Gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Scottish Football League clubs are ready to veto SPL proposals for league reconstruction when they meet at Hampden on Thursday, in favour of introducing four leagues of 12-12-10-10.

Full story: Daily Record

Norwich will make a third bid for Celtic striker Gary Hooper and the English Premier League club hope £7m will seal the deal.

Jackie McNamara (left) and Steven Pressley
McNamara (left) has pipped Pressley to the Dundee United job

Full story: Scottish Sun

Motherwell have apologised to supporters after a second home game with Dundee United this season was called off at the 11th hour. (Various)

Falkirk chairman Martin Ritchie has expressed delight that manager Steven Pressley is staying at the club after being linked with Dundee United. (Various)

Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson performed a dramatic u-turn to appoint Jackie McNamara instead of Steven Pressley. (Express)

Aberdeen boss Craig Brown has not ruled out making a transfer deadline-day move for a goalkeeper following Jason Brown's departure. (Various)

Crystal Palace are lining up a £2m raid for Dundee United pair Johnny Russell an Gary Mackay-Steven. (Sun)

Derek McInnes says he must reach a settlement with former club Bristol City before looking for a new job. (Various)

Alloa boss Paul Hartley is now the frontrunner to replace Dundee United-bound Jackie McNamara at Partick Thistle. (Various)

Celtic are weighing up a move for Swedish international keeper Viktor Noring who is available from Trelleborgs for £100,000. (Various)

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has rounded on critics - managers and pundits - who have criticised the club for missing out on a potential domestic Treble. (Various)

Derek Adams has challenged his Ross County players to climb the SPL table and leapfrog the likes of fourth-placed Hibs. (Various)