Saturday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Sion president Christian Constantin has vowed to fight Uefa's decision to kick the Swiss club out of the Europa League and hand their place to Celtic because of a registration row by making a challenge in the civil courts. (Various)

Being reinstated to the Europa Cup at the expense of Sion is likely to earn Celtic about £4m. (the Scotsman)

Former Scotland defender Richard Gough says coach Craig Levein has done the right thing by going for the experience of Christophe Berra ahead of the youth of Danny Wilson to partner Gary Caldwell in the heart of the defence against the Czech Republic. (the Sun)

Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay, who has worked closely with a sports psychologist, says his striker, Kenny Miller, has the right mentality to lead Scotland's attack against the Czech Republic at Hampden. (Daily Record)

Scotland's Euro 2012 qualifier against Lithuania at Hampden on Tuesday is likely to be a sell-out - if Craig Levein's side defeat the Czech Republic on Saturday to rekindle their qualification hopes. (Various)

Rangers midfielder Steven Davis has been left devastated by the mistake that handed Serbia the winning goal in their 1-0 Euro 2012 qualifying group victory in Belfast. (Daily Record)

Celtic Under-19 midfielder Jackson Irvine, whose dad is from Aberdeen, is at the heart of a fierce tug-of-war between Scotland and his mother's Australian homeland. (the Sun)

England Under-21 boss Stuart Pearce is expected to be confirmed as Great Britain's 2012 Olympic football coach later this month. (Daily Record)

Hibernian midfielder Victor Palsson has been banned from all Edinburgh's nightclubs for allegedly urinating on a wall inside a venue. (Daily Record)

Striker James Beattie could be set for a shock return to the Premier League in England, with his former clubs Everton and Blackburn, as well as Newcastle United, alerted to his availability following his release by Rangers. (Metro)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland's Rugby World Cup squad had a scare when an Australian death adder, one of the world's deadliest snakes, was spotted yards away from where they were training. (Various)

Geordie Dean Holland, previously of Newcastle Vipers, has signed a two-year contract with Dundee Stars despite also being committed to playing for Telford Tigers in ice hockey's English Premier League. (the Sun)

Fife Flyers have confirmed the return of defenceman Willie Nicholson after he spent last season with Edinburgh Capitals. (Daily Record)

Scottish cyclist David Millar has been named in Britain's initial 12-man squad, which will be later reduced to eight, for this month's World Road Race Championship in Denmark. (Daily Record)