Scottish Gossip: Snodgrass comeback, Sandaza and Guidetti

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Scotland and Hull midfielder Robert Snodgrass has rubbished suggestions he won't return from a knee injury until December and hopes to be back in time to play against Georgia in a Euro 2016 qualifier in September. (Daily Record)

Gordon Strachan admits his Scotland players were "rusty" in their 1-0 win over Qatar at Easter Road on Friday night. (Daily Mail)

Scotland's match winner Matt Ritchie, the Bournemouth winger, had to swap a honeymoon in the Maldives for a two-day holiday with his wife in Edinburgh. (The Sun)

Former Dundee United, St Johnstone and Rangers striker Francisco Sandaza, who has scored 15 goals for Girona this season, is just one game away from helping his team gain promotion into La Liga. (Daily Mail)

Sandaza brands the former Rangers boss Ally McCoist a "total coward" for failing to back him when he was sacked by Charles Green over a prank call incident. (The Sun)

Hearts director of football Craig Levein praises the club's fans after season ticket sales broke through the 10,000 barrier. (Daily Express)

Alan Stubbs believes Hibs have set next season's Championship title favourites Rangers a marker by signing James Keatings and Danny Carmichael, plus securing Fraser Fyvie and Lewis Stevenson on new two-year deals. (Daily Record)

Hugh Dallas is Uefa's referee observer at Saturday's Champions League final between Barcelona and Juventus. (Daily Record)

Former Everton midfielder Scot Gemmill says his "door in" to the Scotland coaching set-up was when he moved to Glasgow to assess Scottish football at every level and met Billy Stark at a St Mirren youth game one Saturday morning. Stark invited him to travel to Hungary with the Scotland Under-19s the following week. (The Herald)

John Guidetti tells Swedish newspaper Expressen that he feels there were too few big games at Celtic and that his goals for the club did not count for much when it came to being selected for the Swedish national team. (Various)

Guidetti says he was sidelined by Celtic manager Ronny Deila when the on-loan Manchester City striker made it clear he would not sign a permanent deal. (The Sun)

Rangers managerial target Vitor Pereira is on the verge of being sacked by Greek champions Olympiakos. (Daily Mail)

Another target for the Ibrox hot seat, Valenica assistant manager Ian Cathro, met with Rangers representatives last week to discuss the job. (The Sun)

OTHER GOSSIP

Hammer thrower Mark Dry reveals he was ready to quit the sport just four days before he broke the British record. (The Herald)

As cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins prepares for an assault on the world hour record, former world record holder Graeme Obree says the event is "about survival" and that "thinking doesn't even come into it". (Daily Mail)