Scottish Gossip: Joey Barton, Rangers, Emilio Izaguirre, Dundee, Celtic

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Midfielder Joey Barton has been "banished to train with Rangers' kids" and will never again play for the first team. (Sun)

Mark Warburton, the Rangers manager, is given the backing of X-Factor winner and massive Rangers fan James Arthur. "I think he's doing a good job, I like him as a manager," said Arthur. (Sun

Warburton plans to fight hard to keep at Ibrox 15-year-old Billy Gilmour, who has impressed with Scotland's Under-16s, and other young talents but warns that even Barcelona lose their best youngsters. (Daily Record)

Did prolific scorers Greg Stewart and Kane Hemmings make the wrong moves in leaving Dundee for Championship side Birmingham City and League One Oxford United respectively? (Courier)

Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley is taking legal action to regain control of Rangers' lucrative name, trademarks, crests and badges. Ashely's legal bid for the licensing of the intellectual property rights forms part of an action where he aims to sue the club for up to £1m. (Herald)

Gordon Strachan insists he has no concerns over his future as Scotland manager ahead of the World Cup 2018 qualifier against England next Friday. (Herald)

Strachan does not know if Celtic captain Scott Brown has returned to the international set-up for more than just one match. "I think we'll have a clearer picture after the game of where everybody wants to go after that," said the manager. (Sun)

The Scotland boss thinks Brown's loyalty means more to him than any of his greatest trophy triumphs. (Daily Record)

Having returned to the Celtic starting line-up on account of Kieran Tierney's injury, left-back Emilio Izaguirre says: "This is football. It can change any day. Tomorrow, maybe something else will happen." (Sun)

Mikael Lustig, part of the Celtic team that beat Barcelona four years ago, thinks Celtic can pull off the feat again to keep alive their Champions League hopes. (Daily Record)

With his team fourth in the Scottish Premiership, and facing a trip to Partick Thistle on Friday evening, Aberdeen manager describes the Dons' opening quarter of the league campaign as "decent". (Herald)

McInnes urges Graeme Shinnie to use being overlooked by Scotland manager Gordon Strachan for the left-back positive as motivation to become an even better player. (Daily Record)


Olympic track cycling champion Katie Archibald says she has returned to the sport after her Rio success with a burning desire to win more titles, though more as a solo rider than as part of a team. (National)