Scottish Gossip: No fine for Celtic's Ciftci and Izaguirre, Rangers' Zelalem bid

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Nadir Ciftci and Celtic team-mate Emilio Izaguirre will not be fined by manager Ronny Deila for the training bust-up that left the Honduras left-back needing stitches to a cut ear after being kicked in the face by the Turkish striker. (The Sun, print edition)

Kieran Tierney has been making headline news in the Isle of Man after the left-back broke into Celtic's first-team and the 18-year-old has not ruled out representing the place of his birth following the recent establishment of an international squad and despite having been called into Scotland's Under-19 set-up. (The Scotsman)

The five-year-old daughters of Celtic midfielder Kris Commons and Hearts goalkeeper Neil Alexander have launched a joint modelling deal with a new range of Scottish eyewear.(Daily Record)

Rangers could discover by the end of next month whether they have a chance of retaining Gedion Zelalem for the remainder of the Scottish Championship campaign, with the Arsenal midfielder's loan spell due to expire in January and other clubs likely to be interested in the 18-year-old's services. (The Herald)

Celtic's Emilio Izaguirre with a cut ear
Celtic's Emilio Izaguirre was left with a cut ear after a training-ground incident involving Nadir Ciftci

Rotherham United are considering a January approach to sign Hibernian striker Jason Cummings, with manager Neil Redfearn to have the 20-year-old watched in this weekend's Scottish Championship game against Rangers. (Daily Express, print edition)

Cardiff City's Scotland goalkeeper, David Marshall, has emerged as a £5m January transfer target for Everton after the Toffees' Tim Howard came under criticism for recent displays. (Daily Record, print edition)

Cardiff City are bracing themselves for January interest in David Marshall after the Scotland international was described by Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill as the best goalkeeper in the English Championship "by a mile" following the 30-year-old's display in a 0-0 draw between the clubs.(Wales Online)

Former Aberdeen full-back Kevin McNaughton, 33, has been awarded a testimonial year by Cardiff City. (Wales Online)

Former Rangers and Scotland midfielder Barry Ferguson insists he is not going to walk away from the Clyde manager's job despite his side falling to seventh place in Scottish League Two and being knocked out of the League Cup by Highland League outfit Formartine United.(Daily Record)

Former Scotland striker Paul Sturrock believes he will not be sacked despite his Yeovil side being joint bottom of England's League Two. (Daily Record, print edition)

Hibernian striker Jason Cummings celebrates
Hibernian striker Jason Cummings is being linked with English Championship club Rotherham United

Dougie Freedman is facing a battle to save his job with Nottingham Forest, who could target Nigel Clough, son of Forest legend Brian, should the Scot fail to arrest his side's decline in the English Championship. (Daily Telegraph)

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright thinks Michael O'Halloran is the top performer in Scottish football at the minute after the Perth side saw off Championship outfit Greenock Morton 3-1 in the League Cup quarter-final with the help of a smart strike by the attacker. (The Scotsman)

Scotland youth striker Jack Harper has made his debut for Brighton's under-19s three months after his transfer from Real Madrid while nursing a knee injury. (Daily Record, print edition)

Scotland midfielder Craig Bryson has made his comeback from injury with Derby County's reserves after three months on the sidelines with knee ligament damage. (Derby Telegraph)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland will go into their final match of Rugby League's European Championship against France without talisman Danny Brough, the 33-year-old captain having injured his hand in the 24-22 defeat by Ireland at Galashiels on Friday.(The Herald)

Scottish Rugby is to step up its referee development system after no officials from north of the border were chosen for the first two rounds of European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup games. (Daily Express, print edition)

Golfer Richie Ramsey is not entirely sure that he is fully recovered from what was diagnosed as Anterior Uveitis, a relatively rare eye infection, so does not really know what to expect when he returns to action in this week's £4.6m Turkish Airlines Open in Belek.(The Scotsman)

Stephen Gallacher says switching back to his old golf clubs has given him a new lease of life after he struggled to find form on the European Tour. (Daily Record, print edition)

Murcar Links will stage the Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play for the second year running next August after organisers resisted what might have been a possible temptation to move the event away from the Aberdeen area.(The Scotsman)