Scottish Gossip: Match-fixing rumours "ludicrous", Hearts manager search, Celtic, Rangers, Hibs

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Dunfermline chairman Ross McArthur admits the club are the focus of an investigation from the SFA on their 2013 administration but rubbishes internet rumours of historic match-fixing involving Rangers. (Daily Record)external-link

Premiership clubs will be allowed to field two senior players as "mentors" in their colt sides participating in the Irn Bru Cup. (Daily Record)external-link

Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack reckons winning a trophy this season is now a must after Europa League humiliation against Progres Niederkorn. (Sun)external-link

Edgar Davids could be Hearts' "Special One" says ex-Hibs keeper Graham Stack, who played under the Dutchman at Barnet. (Daily Record)external-link

Ex-Jambo Phil Stamp thinks his former Middlesbrough boss Steve McClaren would be "unbelievable coup" for Hearts. (Edinburgh Evening News)external-link

Celtic's Kieran Tierney, 20, was born to captain the Scottish champions says manager Brendan Rodgers after making the defender stand-in skipper for last night's League Cup win over Kilmarnock. (Daily Record)external-link

Rangers forward Eduardo Herrera in action against Motherwell
Eduardo Herrera played for 83 minutes in Rangers' win at Motherwell on Sunday

Former Celtic star Kris Commons says a potential second loan deal for Patrick Roberts could pave the way for signing the Manchester City winger permanently. (Sun)external-link

Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack insists his former Pittodrie team-mate Kenny McLean is "loving it" at Aberdeen' amid interest from the Ibrox side. (Sun)external-link

Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha warns Mexican forward Eduardo Herrera he will have to adapt to the rough and tumble of Scottish football. (Daily Record)external-link

Hibs manager Neil Lennon admits he has some tough selection calls ahead of Saturday's visit to Ibrox after an impressive League Cup win at home to Ayr United. (Sun)external-link

And Lennon hails the Anthony Stokes-Simon Murray partnership, with the strikers scoring three of the five goals against the Honest Men on their first start together. (Edinburgh Evening News)external-link

OTHER GOSSIP

The 1872 Cup festive double-header between Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors has been restored to the Pro14 calendar. (Scotsman)external-link

British captain Eilidh Doyle says team can still achieve its World Championships targets as it approaches halfway stage with just one medal. (Herald,external-link subscription required)

The draw for the badminton World Championships takes place today and Scotland's Kirsty Gilmour can't wait to find out who she'll face in Glasgow. (Herald,external-link subscription required)

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