Monday's Scottish Gossip

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

St Johnstone chairman Steve Brown plans to hand his Scottish Cup-winning manager Tommy Wright a new contract, insisting the Northern Irishman is the best boss in the club's history. (Various)

Saints defender Frazer Wright admits the Perth men went out to wind up Dundee United striker Nadir Ciftci in Saturday's 2-0 defeat of the Tangerines at Celtic Park, and says it worked. (Various)

United front-man Ciftci has hit out at Wright, accusing the St Johnstone player of showing him no respect in the final by swearing at him. (Various)

Tannadice defender Keith Watson believes his side's Scottish Cup final heartache will spur them on to glory in the future. (Various)

Aberdeen are preparing to step up their bid to sign Inverness Caledonian Thistle's Graeme Shinnie this summer. (Various)

Hamilton's Tony Andreu, who scored the winner in the Premiership play-off semi-final against Falkirk, is confident Accies have the firepower to see off Hibs in the final to secure a spot in Scotland's top flight. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Glasgow Warriors captain Al Kellock believes winning the Pro12 final against Leinster will restore respect in Scottish rugby, after his side beat Munster in the semi-final. (Various)