Scottish Gossip: McKenna, Gerrard, John, Holt, McLean

Scottish gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Steven Gerrard has made an enquiry to take Nottingham Forest's England Under-21 defender Joe Worrall on loan for the season. (Daily Record)external-link

Scott McKenna has been urged to give Aberdeen at least one more season after the Pittodrie side rejected a £3.5m bid for the defender from Celtic. (Daily Star - print edition)

Former Aberdeen captain Willie Miller says McKenna is worth £5m, and believes the Dons would rather see him move to England than sign for Celtic. (Evening Express)external-link

Manager Steven Gerrard says reaching the Europa League group stages "wouldn't be a bonus" for Rangers, because the board made it clear in summer it was a big target of theirs. (Scotsman)external-link

Declan John says he was "shocked" to have been let go by Rangers. The Welsh full-back said he thought he had impressed Gerrard enough to stay. (Daily Record - print edition)

Craig Levein has stepped up his efforts to sign David Vanacek now rather than in January. The striker has signed a pre-contract already with Hearts.(Sun)external-link

Gary Holt is set to become the new manager of Livingston but will have the same backroom staff as predecessor Kenny Miller. (Scotsman)external-link

Livingston have asked Carlisle for permission to speak to youth coach Gavin Skelton, who they want to work alongside Holt. (Daily Express - print edition)

Kenny McLean is out of Scotland's double header with Belgium and Albania after suffering ankle ligament damage at Norwich City. (Daily Star - print edition)

Aberdeen's on-loan goalkeeper Danny Rogers could face months on the sidelines with a knee injury after being carried off in St Mirren's reserve game with Dundee United on Monday. (Sun - print edition)

Al Ahly will move to try and block former Kilmarnock midfielder Souleymane Coulibaly's move to Partick Thistle. (Sun)external-link

Falkirk manager Paul Hartley has defended artificial surfaces. He says academy players are "brought up" on on plastic pitches. (National - print edition)

Queen of the South defender Callum Fordyce could be out for up to two months. (Sun - print edition)

Arbroath manager Dick Campbell wants to sign Hibs midfielder Scott Martin, who Campbell has managed twice before. (Sun - print edition)

OTHER GOSSIP

Laura Muir insists she will not be judged on whether or not she wins a World Championship. (Sun - print edition)

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