Scottish Gossip: Neil Lennon, Rangers, Hibernian, Celtic, Aberdeen, Hearts

Football gossip


Hibernian manager Neil Lennon blasts referee Kevin Clancy for failing to spot a "blatant" handball in last night's 2-1 defeat by Rangers. (Daily Mail)external-link

Interim manager Graeme Murty admits Rangers might have "got away with one" after officials failed to penalise the handball from defender David Bates. (Daily Record)external-link

Celtic midfielder Olivier Ntcham is hitting top form, says manager Brendan Rodgers after the Frenchman nets a spectacular volley in the win over Hamilton. (Daily Mail)external-link

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers warns his players that fatigue will be no excuse for failure to maximise their advantage at the top of the Premiership during a hectic December. (Scotsman)external-link

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes admits Rangers' interest in him may have affected his players in the recent double-header against the Ibrox club but is now challenging his squad to end the year on a high. (Daily Record)external-link

Aberdeen eased to a 3-0 win over St Johnstone in Perth last night
Aberdeen eased to a 3-0 win over St Johnstone in Perth last night

Partick Thistle boss Alan Archibald concedes there were better ways to have spent his 40th birthday than to watch nervously as his side almost threw away a three-goal lead at home to Motherwell. (Times,external-link subscription required)

Striker David McMillan plans to build a big name for himself in Scotland after agreeing a switch to Tommy Wright's St Johnstone. (Sun)external-link

Hearts' 16-year-old midfielder Harry Cochrane insists he is ready and willing to compete against Celtic skipper Scott Brown at Tynecastle this Sunday. (Scotsman)external-link

Hearts manager Craig Levein is facing a selection crisis for the Celtic match, with defender John Souttar suspended and potential replacement Aaron Hughes still injured. (Edinburgh Evening News)external-link

Former Rangers captain Barry Ferguson says he'd love to see John McGinn at Ibrox and is disappointed his old club haven't shown an interest in the Hibs midfielder. (Sun)external-link

Kilmarnock striker Kris Boyd says referee Andrew Dallas was spot on not to give him his marching orders after claims of a dive shortly before he scored the equaliser at Ross County on Tuesday. (Daily Record)external-link


Glasgow Warriors call up Grant Stewart from Glasgow Hawks as they face a hooker crisis that could roll on to their 1872 Cup fixtures with Edinburgh, with Fraser Brown and Pat MacArthur injured and George Turner banned for four games. (Herald, print edition)