Thursday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers non-executive director Paul Murray has held talks with owner Sir David Murray and Lloyds Banking Group about his consortium to buy the club. (The Herald)

Paul Murray says his plan would mean one man could not run the club again. (Daily Record)

But Craig Whyte "will wait for the dust to settle" from the revelation that the Ibrox board are unconvinced of the strength of his investment plan before making his next move to try to buy Rangers. (The Scotsman)

Dundee United supporters' group ArabTrust has complained to the Scottish Premier League and Tayside Police about sectarian singing by Rangers fans in their recent game at Tannadice. (The Herald, Daily Mail)

Celtic first team coach Johan Mjallby says manager Neil Lennon had "a wee tear in his eye" when he saluted the visiting fans at Rugby Park where his team beat Kilmarnock 4-0 on Wednesday night. (Various)

Hearts goalkeeper Marian Kello has been frozen out of the first team by club owner Vladimir Romanov, who is unhappy with some of his recent performances. (Daily Express)

Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic says he "adores" the club's fans and is happy in Glasgow but admits that one day he would like to play in the Premier League in England. (Daily Express)

Scotland manager Craig Levein will assess English-born right-back Russell Martin when his Norwich team play Ipswich at Portman Road - Levein is looking for a replacement for injured Alan Hutton. (Daily Mail)

Martin's manager at club level, Paul Lambert, whose side are pushing for automatic promotion to the Premier League, believes the Canaries' game against Ipswich is the biggest of his career. (Daily Record)

And Levein has told Hearts winger Andy Driver that he will become a Scotland regular once he rediscovers his form which has been adversely affected by thigh and knee injuries. (The Scotsman)

Ross County want the Scottish Football League to award them the points after their match at Queen of the South was abandoned for a second time due to a fault with a generator - relegation-threatened County were leading 2-0 when the game was called off. (The Scotsman, Daily Mail)

Rangers captain David Weir says the more Old Firm matches he plays, the more special they become. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Richie Vernon is preparing for an emotional farewell at Firhill on Friday night when he plays his last home match for Glasgow Warriors before joining Sale Sharks. (The Scotsman)