Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Rangers, Hibs, Hearts, Motherwell, Boyata, Worrall, Bartley

Scottish gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Joe Worrall, the centre-half on loan to Rangers from Nottingham Forest, is unlikely to face Scottish FA disciplinary action despite the 22-year-old being caught on camera making a foul-mouth blast at Old Firm rivals Celtic following the Ibrox club's awards dinner on Sunday night in Glasgow. (Daily Record)external-link

Hibernian midfielder Marvin Bartley claimed he was targeted for "ignorant" verbal and online abuse during Saturday's win over Hearts at Tynecastle, with the home club and police launching an investigation and the Scottish Professional Football League also condemning the incidents. (Scottish Sun)external-link

Preston North End manager Alex Neil has insisted he has not held talks with West Bromwich Albion about taking over as their English Championship rivals' new boss. (Express & Star)external-link

Polish club Lech Poznan are tracking the progress of Motherwell midfielder Alex Gorrin, the Spaniard being out of contract at the end of the season. (Scottish Sun)external-link

Belgium centre-half Dedryck Boyata, who is out of contract with Celtic this summer, is poised to make £2m per year by joining Hertha Berlin as the moves closer to an agreement with the German Bundesliga club. (Scottish Sun)external-link

Interim Celtic manager Neil Lennon has started planning what he wants changed at the Scottish champions-elect for next season despite not knowing for sure whether he is to be offered the job on a full-time basis, according to first-team coach John Kennedy. (The Herald)external-link

Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos, who is in the middle of a four-game suspension after being sent off against Celtic, has targeted revenge against the Ibrox club's city rivals on his return to action next month. (The Herald)external-link

Dundee manager Jim McIntyre has eased fears of a serious injury to Darren O'Dea, saying the former Republic of Ireland centre-half will be fit to face St Johnstone this weekend. (Daily Record, print edition)

OTHER GOSSIP

Veteran Scottish snooker player Alan McManus will need to beat the reigning women's world champions, Ng On Yee, to reach this season's World Championship at the Crucible after they were drawn together in the qualifiers. (Scottish Sun, print edition)

Glasgow Rocks player Gareth Murray has urged the club to agree a long-term contract for French coach Vincent Lavandier before overseas clubs tempt him away after guiding their side to seven wins out of nine that have lifted them from 10th to fourth in the British Basketball League. (The Herald, print edition)

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