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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic are lining up a move for Millwall and Republic of Ireland goalkeeper David Forde as a potential replacement for in-demand Fraser Forster.

Full story: The Sun

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan has challenged striker Kris Boyd to cement his place in the national side. (Various)

Millwall and Republic of Ireland goalkeeper David Forde
Goalkeeper David Forde: Celtic-bound to replace Fraser Forster?

Boyd insists he will shine for Scotland should he be paired with former Rangers team-mate Steven Naismith up front against Norway. (Mail)

Stuart Armstrong has been inspired by Dundee United team-mate Gary Mackay-Steven's Scotland debut against the USA and hopes to emulate him by featuring against Norway. (Sun)

Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton has been installed as the bookies' favourite to succeed Terry Butcher at Inverness CT. (Express)

Celtic have offered a trial to Swedish wonderkid Tshutshu Tshakasua, the Congo-born striker will spend this week at Lennoxtown. (Sun)

Wigan and Scotland defender Gary Caldwell continues his recovery following surgery on a persistent hip injury and aims to play a reserve match before the end of the year. (Mail)

Gordon Strachan says he left three voicemail messages on Wolves striker Leigh Griffiths's phone to explain his omission from the Scotland squad to face Norway. (Scotsman)

Rosenborg defender Tore Reginiussen aims to help Norway beat Scotland after St Johnstone shattered his Europa League dream this season. (Record)

Former Malaga and Real Betis manager Antonio Tapia views the managerial vacancy at Inverness CT as "a wonderful opportunity," according to his agent. (Record)

New Hibs boss Terry Butcher insists it's a "clean slate" for the squad as he prepares for life in the dugout at Easter Road. (Various)

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright is considering a move to bring Lee Croft back to the club after the winger left Oldham. (Express)

OTHER GOSSIP

Elena Baltacha brought her 16-year tennis career to an end because her body no longer allowed her to compete at the top level. (Herald)

Scotland stand-off Ruaridh Jackson insists the 28-point defeat by South Africa is not a fair reflection of the Scots' standing on the world stage. (Various)

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