Friday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Tax authorities have stepped up their battle with Rangers by lodging new papers demanding payment of an outstanding £2.8m bill. (Various)

Peter Lawwell says the decision to clear Neil Lennon's Tynecastle attacker of assault affected the manager more than the bullets, bombs and death threats he received last season. (Various)

Lawwell has mocked Rangers over claims they knocked back a £9m bid for Nikica Jelavic. (Various)

Celtic could take their case further if they are not re-instated to the Europa League by Uefa on Friday evening. (The Record)

David Weir has vowed to put his injury hell behind him and return to captain Rangers. (The Sun)

Partick Thistle could make a move to sign Rangers midfielders Kyle Hutton and John Fleck if their move to Sheffield United cannot be revived. (The Herald)

Craig Brown was gutted he failed to sign James McFadden - but believes it shows he wants quality and not quantity in his Aberdeen squad. (Various)

Kenny Dalglish is backing Charlie Adam to thrive in his first competitive start for Scotland against the Czech Republic on Saturday. (Various)

Czech striker Milan Baros has vowed to kill Scotland's Euro 2012 dream in Saturday's match at Hampden. (Various).


Andy Murray is spending as little time as possible at Flushing Meadows in an attempt to avoid the stomach bug which has hit the U.S. Open tennis. (Various)

A clutch of Scottish golf clubs have been handed a major blow after the R&A announced its latest change to final qualifying for The Open. (The Scotsman)