Better latte than never for Barton
Joey Barton stormed out of the Rangers training ground clutching his expensive coffee machine when he was told he wouldn’t be allowed to train with the first team. Barton had bought the coffee maker as a gesture of goodwill for the dining room used by the senior players. (Daily Record)
Midfielder was ordered out of first-team changing room
Barton was frogmarched into the first-team changing room and ordered by a Rangers security guard to empty his locker after being told he must train with the under-20s. He was also banned from ising the senior players’ car park and canteen. (Daily Record)
£250,000 pay-off for Barton to leave Rangers
The former England international has been offered a quarter of million pounds to walk away from Rangers after just eight first-team appearances. His £18,000-per-week contract is not due to expire until summer 2018. (The Sun)
Stubbs doesn’t regret leaving Hibs
Alan Stubbs says he doesn’t regret leaving Hibs for Rotherham despite being sacked by the English Championship club after just four-and-a-half months. “I still think it was the right call at the right time,” says Stubbs who led Hibs to Scottish Cup glory. (Edinburgh Evening News)
McCoist still hurts about not taking Euro 96 spot kick
Ally McCoist says not taking the penalty against England at Wembley at Euro 96 is the biggest regret of his career. The former Rangers striker believes he should have taken the spot-kick rather than Gary McAllister, who missed as Scotland went on to lose 2-0. (The Sun)
Berra must play against England
Former Ipswich and Scotland great John Wark says Christophe Berra must play against England in the World Cup qualifier on Friday. Wark rates Berra as the best defender available to Gordon Strachan. (The Scotsman)
Hearts staying home for winter
Hearts will not be going to a winter training camp during the January break because the facilities at the new Oriam performance centre at Riccarton are so good. (Edinburgh Evening News)
• Hibs striker Jason Cummings won’t be banned from the first-team despite being sent off playing for the club’s developement side.
• England will beat Scotland because they have more quality, says midfielder Jack Wilshere.
• Scottish Olympic gold-medal wimning rower Heather Stanning has announced her retirement.