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Celtic manager Ronny Deila has warned the club's former manager Neil Lennon to forget about signing Kris Commons for Bolton, as he revealed he expects the playmaker to sign a new deal at Parkhead. (Various)

Lennon admitted he could "see the headlines now" after being sent to the stand during his first game in charge of Wanderers for leaving his technical area in the 1-0 win over Birmingham. (Scottish Sun)

Scotland boss Gordon Strachan says the upcoming friendly against England is nothing compared to the Euro 2016 qualifying date with the Republic of Ireland. (Various)

Aiden McGeady, who chose to play for Ireland rather than Scotland, is prepared for the stick he will receive from the Tartan Army when he runs out at Celtic Park in the crucial qualifier. (Scottish Sun)

Strachan says Scotland are no worse off for not having McGeady and James McCarthy, who also opted to play for Ireland, in their squad. (Sunday Mail)

Former Rangers skipper Barry Ferguson has praised Celtic and Scotland captain Scott Brown for his maturity. (Scottish Sun)

Hamilton youngster Ali Crawford
Hamilton youngster Ali Crawford has been one of the league-leaders' star performers this season

And former Celtic star Davie Provan has told Brown he must go to England if he wants to prove he is a top class player. (Scottish Sun)

Everton manager Roberto Martinez reckons Scotland striker Steven Naismith will get even better. (Scottish Sun)

Ian Murray believes Hearts are certainties for the Championship title after seeing his Dumbarton outfit lose 5-1 at Tynecastle. (Scottish Sun)

Rangers striker Kris Boyd paid tribute to manager Ally McCoist for showing faith in him after finally ending his league goal drought in the 6-1 win over Raith Rovers. (Various)

Up to 30 scouts watched Hamilton beat Aberdeen 3-0 on Friday night, with the likes of Ali Crawford and Tony Andreu likely to have caught the eye. (Sunday Mail)

Kilmarnock midfielder Jamie Hamill has revealed he has already taken steps to become a manager. (Sunday Mail)

Scot Ryan Gauld hopes learning Portuguese will help him progress into the Sporting Lisbon first team, following his switch to the club in the Summer. (Scotland on Sunday)

OTHER GOSSIP

Edinburgh Rugby boss Alan Solomons says in 37 years of coaching he has "never seen anything like" the fighting spirit his injury-it side showed in beating Bordeaux in the European Challenge Cup. (Sunday Mail)

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