Saturday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers manager Walter Smith has urged his players to focus on their SPL title ambitions and forget about events off the park regarding Craig Whyte's takeover. (Various)

Manager in waiting Ally McCoist will be given £10m to spend when he succeeds Smith as Rangers boss in the summer. (Sun)

Celtic boss Neil Lennon says he will watch with interest to see if Rangers' opponents give 100% in the final three games of the season. (Various)

Former Celtic boss Martin O'Neill has backed Neil Lennon to prove successful during his managerial reign at the club. (Sun)

Defender Eggert Jonsson says Hearts will do their utmost to beat Rangers and Celtic as the SPL title race draws to a close. (Various)

Hamilton captain Alex Neil was glad to sign a new deal with Accies because the club kept faith with him during his lengthy period on the sidelines through injury. (Daily Record)

Dundee United midfielder David Robertson says he agreed a move to SPL rivals St Johnstone because he needed a change of scenery after a decade at Tannadice. (Herald)