Friday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic manager Neil Lennon is considering a summer move for Motherwell striker John Sutton, with whom he played at Wycombe Wanderers. (Daily Record)

Celtic have warned that the controversial Green Brigade supporters' singing group could be dispersed around their stadium if they do not stay in their seats during matches. (the Times)

Scotland are almost certain to be fourth seeds for the World Cup draw in July, being ranked at the same level as Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Georgia, Lithuania, Northern Ireland, Poland and Romania. (Various)

Hibernian will allow top scorer Derek Riordan to leave Easter Road for nothing in the summer after the Scotland forward failed to agree a new contract. (Daily Express)

Bristol City winger Ivan Sproule says he and his agent will be talking with a number of clubs and hopes that former club Hibernian will be one of his options. (the Scotsman)

On-loan Bristol Rovers striker Darryl Duffy has been told he will not be offered a contract by Hibernian, while Steven Thicot, Colin Nish, Kevin McBride, John Rankin and Valdas Trakys will be released. (Daily Express)

Hibernian manager Colin Calderwood has given striker Ricardo Vaz Te and goalkeeper Jakub Divis four games to prove they are worth keeping at Easter Road next season. (the Sun)

Liam Miller and Hibernian are some way off agreeing a new contract for the midfielder, while manager Colin Calderwood still has to make a decision over injury-plagued goalkeeper Graham Stack. (Daily Express)

Hibernian are in signing talks with Kilmarnock midfielder Jamie Hamill, who is out of contract in the summer. (Daily Express)

Hearts' Suso has been sent for a knee operation while fellow winger Andrew Driver will have surgery on a hernia problem after this weekend's match against Kilmarnock. (Daily Express)

Aberdeen's move to a new stadium moved a step closer after Aberdeen City Council approved outline planning permission for the redevelopment of their Pittodrie Stadium site. (the Scotsman)

Cowdenbeath have complained to the Scottish Football League about Ross County's game away to Queen of the South, which the Fife team's relegation rivals won 1-0, being moved to a neutral venue because of two floodlight failures. (the Sun)

Jim Duffy has been confirmed as Clyde manager for next season after lifting the Cumbernauld club off the bottom of Division Three. (Daily Record)

League One outfit Hartlepool United have asked Clyde striker Marc McCusker to a trial next week. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scottish cricket chiefs hope to draft in Grange professional Warren McSkimming as overseas player for this weekend's CB40 matches against Surrey and Warwickshire after Australian all-rounder Luke Butterworth broke a toe. (Daily Record)

Edinburgh winger Tim Visser and Glasgow Warriors' Duncan Weir are among the candidates for Magners League try of the season. (Various)

The Scottish Rugby Union believes that a radical plan to cut the number of clubs in the national leagues from 72 to 20 and forming regional leagues for the rest will help save a number from closure and attact more players. (the Scotsman)

A Scottish Rugby Union working party has warned that Scottish clubs are in danger of going out of business unless radical plans to reduce their running costs are accepted when they are put to the vote in June. (the Times)