Thursday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic are prepared to hijack Rangers' move for Dundee United striker David Goodwillie. Manager Neil Lennon has asked to be kept informed of the player's situation. (The Sun)

Celtic boss Neil Lennon will make a decision on trialist Stipe Pletikosa on Thursday after the goalkeeper played in their 2-0 loss to Wolves. (Various)

Kyle Bartley is on the verge of rejoining Rangers on a season-long loan from Arsenal. (The Sun)

Rangers manager Ally McCoist is ready to sacrifice Madjid Bougherra to held finance a £4 million move for Wesley Verhoek and David Goodwillie. (Daily Record).

Alejandro Bedoya's hopes of an immediate move to Rangers look doomed. His club Orebro are asking for a fee in excess of £400,000. (Daily Express).

Rangers supporters last night accused the SPL and the SFA of turning a deaf ear to offensive chanting from their Celtic counterparts. (Daily Record).

Malmo have credited Henrik Larsson and Johan Mjallby for masterminding Rangers's European downfall. (Daily Record)

Dundee United boss Peter Houston says Hearts are the team everyone has to aim for in the race for third place. (Various)

Scott Vernon has vowed nothing will stop him becoming Aberdeen's first 20-goal-a-season striker in over a decade. (Various)

Alloa manager Paul Hartley claims an ambitious move to bring former Celtic winger Bobby Petta to the Third Division side may still be alive. (Daily Express).

OTHER GOSSIP

Luckless former Open champion Paul Lawried has been forced to pull out of this week's Irish Open after sustaining a freak injuty lifting his son's golf trolley. (The Scotsman)

Pop duo Jedward will be on hand at Scotstoun stadium on Saturday to launch a new free athletics initiative. "We've always loved athletics, it's totally cool," the former X factor stars said. (The Scotsman)