Thursday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers supporters are to be hit with a three-match European match ban for singing sectarian songs and the club face a £100,000 fine. (Daily Record)

Turkish champions Bursaspor are keen to land Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor in a £7m summer move and reunite him with former Gers striker Kenny Miller. (Sun)

Celtic have made a cheeky bid to land £8m-rated Barcelona winger Jeffren Suarez on loan next season. (Daily Express)

Caretaker Kilmarnock boss Kenny Shiels could make Ballymena United star Michael Smith his first signing, shoul he get the Rugby Park job on a permanent basis. (Daily Record)

And Ryan O'Leary has thanked Shiels for handing him a short-term deal which he feared he might have lost following Mixu Paatelainen's departure as manager. (Herald)

Scotland fans face ticket prices of £40 for next month's match against Ireland in Dublin for tickets outside Scotland's initial allocation. (Sun)

Hearts winger David Templeton is hoping a return to form can lead to a Scotland call-up. (Daily Record)

And Andy Webster will captain Hearts on Saturday, with regular skipper Marius Zaliukas suspended. (Scotsman)

The top of the table First Division Fife derby between Dunfermline and Raith Rovers is expected to attract a crowd of over 11,000. (Herald)

Second Division leaders Livingston could be the first team in Britain to clinch promotion this weekend if they beat Stenhousemuir and Brechin slip up against East Fife. (Various)

Airdrie manager Jimmy Boyle has tipped winger Gary Mackay-Stevens, who has been training with Dundee Utd, to be picked up by an SPL club. (Herald)

While Watford manager Malky Mackay is remaining tight-lipped over plans to sign Dundee Utd winger Craig Conway. (Herald)

OTHER GOSSIP

Darts star Gary Anderson has said he fears crowd trouble could see him lose his match against Terry Jenkins in Aberdeen. (Sun)

Snooker world champion Neil Robertson believes that John Higgins' six-month ban was a "blessing in disguise" for the sport. (Herald)

Edinburgh rugby star Mike Blair has vowed to become Scotland's first-choice scrum-half again. (Daily Express)

But his team-mate and brother David is quitting professional rugby to become a teacher. (Scotsman)

Andy Murray will turn to the former coaches of Andre Agassi and Greg Rusedski in an attempt to halt his slump. (Daily Mail)

Former Masters champion Sandy Lyle says that fellow Scot Martin Laird can also triumph at Augusta - if he treats his first Masters as though it is his last. (Daily Record)