Tuesday's Scottish Gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan will give Jordan Rhodes the chance to establish himself as first choice striker against Serbia. (Various)

And Strachan has urged younger players selected for the match to prove they are good enough for future campaigns. (Various)

Captain Gary Caldwell insists Scotland have enough confidence in their camp to win their World Cup qualifier in Serbia. (Various)

But Scotland could face the humiliation of being the first European side eliminated from World Cup qualifying if they lose in Novi Sad tonight. (Herald)

Serbia captain Branislav Ivanovic has revealed he expects home fans will have turned up only to barrack his side after losing to arch-rivals Croatia. (Daily Record)

Aberdeen chairman Stewart Milne has backed new manager Derek McInnes to win over fans doubtful at his appointment. (Daily Star)

Hibernian midfielder Kevin Thomson insists he will play for Scotland again, despite not being capped since 2010. (Various)

Kris Boyd is set to make his first SPL start since returning to Kilmarnock against Ross County on Saturday. (Various)

Dundee manager John Brown thinks Ryan Conroy is his side's answer to Robin van Persie. (Daily Express)

Dunfermline owner Gavin Masterton is hoping to prevent the club being liquidated, by putting them into voluntary administration. (Various)

Livingston chairman Gordon McDougall has described the SPL's proposed league reconstruction plan as 'nonsense'. (Scotsman)

OTHER GOSSIP

World boxing champion Ricky Burns faces the threat of losing his title due to red tape after moveing promoters. (Various)

Andy Murray has revealed he avoids the beaches in his adopted home of Miami to prevent himslef being caught looking at bikini-clad women. (Daily Express)