Scottish Gossip: Dons chief wants Rangers in top flight, Forrest close to new Celtic deal

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Aberdeen chairman Stewart Milne claims it is time for Scottish football to move on from talk of whether to strip Rangers of titles - and get the Ibrox club back in the Premiership. (Daily Mail)

Milne admits he wants to see Rangers win promotion to the top flight, insisting that the Premiership will benefit from having the Ibrox club and Hibs back in the league. (The Sun)

Kenny Miller has warned his Rangers teammates that there can be no further slacking as the battle for the Championship reaches a crucial stage, and challenged them to prove they have the mentality required to secure a title. (The Herald)

Ronny Deila has revealed Celtic are confident of agreeing a new contract with James Forrest. (The Sun)

Anthony Stokes will return to Celtic training today for a final shot at saving his Parkhead career. (Daily Record)

Milne says the Premiership will be better off with Rangers and Hibs back in the league
Milne says the Premiership will be better off with Rangers and Hibs back in the league

Dundee United manager Mixu Paatelainen admitted that he has struggled to control his temper during their seven defeats in his opening nine games in charge. (The Times)

Peter Houston is convinced league reconstruction would be pushed through this summer if his Falkirk side pull off a shock and pip Rangers and Hibs to the Championship title. (The Scotsman)

Aberdeen are poised to offer Dundee United defender Ryan McGowan a three-year pre-contract deal in January. (The Sun)

Referee Willie Collum has spoken of his honour of being selected to officiate at Euro 2016, saying it will likely be the highlight of his career. (The Herald)

Scotland's new landmark £33million national performance centre for sport will take athletes from "grassroots to greatness" after drawing inspiration from around the world, according to the project's chief executive Catriona McAllister. (The Scotsman)

Former Rangers star Russell Latapy has thrown his hat into the ring for the vacant St Mirren managerial post. (Daily Record)

St Mirren chairman Stewart Gilmour branded his Buddies players unfit in a shock outburst to supporters. (The Sun)

Andy Murray is due to become a father for the first time in February
Andy Murray is due to become a father for the first time in February

Hibs manager Alan Stubbs says Islam Feruz is free to return to Chelsea next month if he is unwilling to fight for a place in the team, but says he wants the former Celtic youth player to stay. (The Scotsman)

OTHER GOSSIP

Andy Murray has revealed he would be prepared to give up a shot at Australian Open glory to be at the birth of his first child. (Daily Mail)

Vern Cotter's assistant coach Jonathan Humphreys is poised to become the latest senior figure at Scottish Rugby to agree an extended contract. (The Herald)

Edinburgh's Cornell du Preez admits that playing for Scotland is on his mind as he nears the point at which he would qualify to play for the national team on residency grounds. (The Scotsman)