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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Captain Scott Brown has accused his team-mates of "hiding" in Celtic's 1-0 home defeat at the hands of Hamilton Academical on Sunday. (Various)

Accies hero Ali Crawford revealed he was lost for words after scoring the goal that sealed his side's shock victory and sent them top of the Premiership table. (Scottish Sun: print edition)

Despite Celtic's defeat, manager Ronny Deila believes his side are making progress. (Daily Record)

The Scottish champions have, however, now made their worst start to a season since the trophyless campaign overseen by Dr Jo Venglos in 1998-99. (Various)

Former Celtic manager Neil Lennon is on the brink of a return to football with reports in Saudi Arabia suggesting he is about to become boss of Al-Ittihad. (Herald)

Aberdeen defender Shay Logan admits the Dons would much rather win 1-0 than come out on top of a five-goal thriller, as they did against Dundee on Saturday. (Daily Record)

Motherwell manager Stuart McCall is convinced his side will not be relegated this season, despite their miserable start to the Premiership campaign. (Various)

Livingston chairman Gordon McDougall has apologised for comments written in the club's programme about Rangers. (Daily Record)

Ibrox defender Richard Foster has backed Kris Boyd to get on the goal trail as soon as the rest of the side start to supply him with regular chances. (Daily Record)

Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher cupped his ears after scoring twice against Stoke in response to the Sunderland fans who have been giving him stick. (Daily Record)

Hull manager Steve Bruce has hailed the impact of Scotland left-back Andrew Robertson, admitting he has been "totally and utterly shocked" by the 20-year-old's ability to play at the highest level. (Daily Express)

OTHER GOSSIP

American Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson has accepted responsibility for the USA's defeat at Gleneagles, insisting "whatever mistakes were made were mine". (Scottish Sun; print edition)

Boxer Ricky Burns hopes to organise a world title fight in Scotland next year after seeing off Frenchman Alexandre Lepelley on his return to the ring at the weekend in Leeds. (Daily Record)

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