Saturday's Scottish gossip

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Joachim Loew, head coach of world champions Germany, has identified Poland and the Republic of Ireland as his country's main rivals for automatic qualification from Euro 2016 Group D. (Herald)

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan is waiting until match day before announcing who will captain the team against Georgia, with Celtic midfielder Scott Brown and Manchester United's Darren Fletcher the most likely to wear the armband. (Various)

Brown says he does not want to look back on his Scotland career without having played in a major finals. (Various)

Hull City and Scotland midfielder Robert Snodgrass is determined not to slide into depression despite being out with a knee injury since the first day of the season. (Various)

Georgia manager Temuri Ketsbaia warns Scotland once more that they cannot take victory over his side at Ibrox for granted. (Various)

Former Celtic manager Neil Lennon is the new favourite to take over the hot seat at Championship club Bolton. (Daily Mail)

Fans' group The Foundation of Hearts will hold their inaugural annual meeting on 11 December - the group now has 8,000 members. (Herald)

OTHER GOSSIP

Glasgow's Scott Jamieson hopes the rain will stop at the Portugal Masters, where he hit an opening round 63, so that he can continue his bid to move from 84th in the world rankings to the top 60 for the Race to Dubai. (The Sun)

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