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Neil Lennon insists Celtic should not feel like "the runt of the litter" alongside Barcelona, AC Milan and Ajax in Champions League Group H.

Full story: Daily Record

Celtic midfielder Kris Commons has backed his side to make the last 16 for a second season running if they can sign some new players. (Daily Record)

Barcelona's Lionel Messi says the prospect of once again playing against Celtic in Europe is "beautiful". (Various)

Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster, who is the subject of interest from Benfica, admits he doesn't know where his future lies. (Various)

Fraser Forster
Does Fraser Forster's immediate future lie away from Celtic Park?

Former Aston Villa and FC Ashdod boss John Gregory believes Israeli international Nir Biton is as good a signing as Victor Wanyama was in 2011. (Daily Mail)

Rangers chief executive Craig Mather insists he is not selling his shares and says he wouldn't be in the role if he felt he couldn't make a positive difference.

Full story: The Herald

Hibernian manager Pat Fenlon has urged the club's fans to be patient with striker James Collins and not to compare him to Leigh Griffiths. (Daily Record)

Partick Thistle manager Alan Archibald hopes to pile pressure on his old team-mate and current St Mirren boss Danny Lennon when the teams meet on Saturday. (The Sun)

Kilmarnock boss Allan Johnston expects his side's fortunes to improve with Manuel Pascali, Sammy Clingan and Kris Boyd all back in his squad for the trip to Motherwell. (Various)

St Johnstone's hopes of making an English signing could be scuppered by the fact the transfer window closes on Saturday in Scotland. (Various)

Morton winger David O'Brien hopes Celtic underestimate the challenge of his side when they meet in the League Cup third round. (Various)

Scotland striker Steven Fletcher could make his return to action for Sunderland at the weekend after five months out with an ankle injury. (Various)

Former Rangers striker Kevin Kyle might play as a trialist for Ayr United against Airdrie on Saturday. (Various)

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