Sunday's Scottish Gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Manager Gordon Strachan faces a striker shortage ahead of Scotland's midweek qualifier with Serbia with Steven Fletcher injured and Kenny Miller a doubt. (Sunday Herald)

However, Miller has eased Strachan's crisis after declaring himself fit on Saturday night. (Sun)

Scotland international Robert Snodgrass has apologised to fans for his sending-off against Wales. (Sunday Mail)

SPL chiefs held a secret meeting at Hampden on Friday night as Scotland were playing to push forward their league reconstruction plans. (Sunday Mail)

But SFL clubs are set to reject the SPL's proposals in a meeting later this week. (Mail on Sunday)

Serbian midfielder Dusan Tadic has vowed to make amends against Scotland on Tuesday for missing an easy chance the last time the sides met. (Various)

And Serbia defender Aleksandar Kolarov insists the match with Scotland is meaningless as neither side can reach the 2014 World Cup. (Sun)

Aberdeen midfielder Gavin Rae is putting off emigrating to Australia in the hope of playing in Scotland for another year. (Sun)

Dunfermline legend Jim Leishman has admitted the steering group aiming to buy the club has failed. (Scotland on Sunday)

And Pars defender Scott Wilson insists he's not a jinx despite all of his senior clubs having suffered finasncial meltdowns. (Sun)

Rangers manager Ally McCoist has defended his players from criticism from fans after their 0-0 draw with Stirling. (Sun)

Ibrox striker Francisco Sandaza is exploring taking legal action against a prankster whose hoax call led to the Spaniard's suspension form the club. (Mail on Sunday)


The SRU are considering introducing artificial pitches at Murrayfield and Glasgow Warriors' home, Scotstoun. (Scotland on Sunday)