Monday's Scottish Gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Dundee chief executive Scot Gardiner is furious at the lack of respect being shown by fans and radio pundits to John Brown, who has been named manager until the end of the season at Dens Park. (Various)

Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara accepts his team probably should not have been awarded a late penalty at home to Hibernian on Sunday, but believes United were worthy of the point that Johnny Russell's converted spot kick earned. (Various)

Morton midfielder Martin Hardie helped the Greenock side to an important First Division win at his old club Dunfermline on Saturday but he says he has sympathy for the Pars players in their struggle to get paid their wages in full. (Daily Express)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon wants midfielder Joe Ledley, who scored two goals against Dundee on Sunday, to commit his future to the club beyond his current contract, which expires at the end of next season. (Various)

Former Rangers director of football Gordon Smith says he was surprised to hear some of the club's fans singing sectarian songs at Berwick Rangers on Saturday, having witnessed first hand the work the club has done to stamp it out. (Daily Record)

Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels believes the SPL's all-time top scorer Kris Boyd is showing a "hunger" to do well now that he is at his former club until the end of the season. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland's interim rugby coach Scott Johnson likens the national team's backs-to-the-walls winning performance against Ireland in the Six Nations to the famous Muhammad Ali v George Foreman "Rumble in the Jungle" fight. (Various)

Scotland lock Al Kellock believes "defence wins Test matches" and said he felt sure the Scotland back line would hold firm against Ireland when they were pressing for a winning try in the closing seconds of the match at Murrayfield. (Various)