Rumour Mill: Dundee United | Oleg Salenko | 3-in-a-row

Ibrox Stadium. Picture: JP
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Dundee United set to get more Scottish Cup tickets, Oleg Salenko regrets Rangers move and Fraser Forster say league will make up for cup losses.

SFA move in to Dundee United ticket dispute

Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson has held talks with senior SFA officials yesterday following the war of words

with Rangers over the Tannadice club’s ticket allocation for their April 12 cup tie at Ibrox.

Dundee United are expected to be given more tickets if they sell their 11, 063 allocation. (Express)

Salenko says he wasted his career

Rangers flop Oleg Salenko says he wasted his career by moving to Rangers in 1995. He spent a season at Ibrox in which he scored 7 goals in 16 appearances.

He said: “I only signed because I thought we had a chance of winning the Champions League. But the standard in the Scottish league was low.” (Record)

Fraser Forster says title will make up for cup losses

Celtic keeper Fraser Forster says winning 3-in-a-row will help ease the pain of being dumped out the League and Scottish Cups.

He said: “It’s been an excellent few years. It has been a bit disappointing in the cups but I feel we have shown in the league how well we can play and how consistent we can be.”

Gary Locke admits administration fears

Hearts manager Gary Locke says it will be some time before Hearts leave administration. The Foundation of Hearts is waiting on final permission from the club’s Lithuanian owners to sign off on a £2.5m rescue package.

The deal will see IT millionaire Ann Budge take control.

Locke says he is concerned by the silence coming from Kaunas. (Scotsman)

St Johnstone manager in hospital

Tommy Wright spent the last two nights in Perth Royal Infirmary due to a health scare. He will undergo gall bladder surgery after complaining of stomach pains. (Scotsman)

Butcher shares concerns over inconsistent season

Hibs boss Terry Butcher says he shares the concern of supporters about the Easter Road side’s inconsistent start to the season. His side have failed to build momentum this season and suffered a loss to Partick Thistle on Saturday. (Scotsman)

Commons Scotland decision should be respected - Wotte

SFA performance director Mark Wotte has called for an acceptance of Kris Commons’ decision to quit the national set up despite questioning his ambition in an earlier tweet.

Wotte says his decision should not been respected.

There had been hopes that in-form Commons would reconsider his position after Celtic boss Neil Lennon encouraged him to do so. (Scotsman)


• Celtic keeper Viktor Noring, who hasn’t played a game, will join Heerenveen after being released from the Parkhead club

• Kilmarnock are to recall James Fowler from loan at Cowdenbeath

• Former Hibs player Tam McManus is set to sign for Irish side Limerick

• Lawyer David McGrory has been appointed to the Dundee United board as a non-executive director