Friday's Scottish Gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell believes the club may struggle to keep boss Neil Lennon following the manager's achievements in the Champions League this season.

Full story: Daily Record

Meanwhile, Lennon has told defender Efe Ambrose he let himself down by missing the team bus and turning up late to train in Turin ahead of Wednesday's match against Juventus.

Full story: The Sun

National coach Gordon Strachan believes Kris Boyd and James McFadden still have a future with Scotland, the pair having returned to the Scottish Premier League in search of regular football.

Full story: Daily Express

And Strachan has explained there was just not enough room in the squad to include Hibernian top scorer Leigh Griffiths for the matches against Wales and Serbia. (Daily Record)

The current Rangers team are the worst Ibrox has ever seen, according to the club's chief executive Charles Green.

Full story: The Sun

And Green has taken legal advice as he plans to take Rangers into the English league set-up.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Meanwhile, Rangers manager Ally McCoist has made Middlesbrough defender Andre Bikey is main defensive target for next season.

Full story: Daily Express

Scotsman Paul Lambert will not be sacked as Aston Villa manager - even if they are relegated from the Premier League this season.

Full story: Daily Star

Hibs are close to re-signing midfielder Kevin Thomson, who has been training with his former club in recent weeks. (Scotsman)

Inverness forward Andrew Shinnie will leave the Highland outfit this summer having agreed to join Birmingham City for next season.

Full story: Daily Express