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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic manager Ronny Deila said his 10-man side's last-gasp comeback victory over Aberdeen, which sent the champions to the top of the Premiership, was better than sex. (Various)

Midfielder Stefan Johansen scored Celtic's opener in their win over the Dons, then insisted teams will find it tough to knock Deila's side off of top spot. (Scottish Sun)

Barry Robson reckons Aberdeen should have put the game against Celtic to bed, and has told his team-mates to toughen up in matches against the champions. (Scottish Sun)

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes defended full-back Shay Logan after he was red-carded for "abusive" remarks made to an official in the wake of Celtic's 2-1 win at Pittodrie. (Various)

David Clarkson
Striker David Clarkson has been tipped to earn a Scotland recall by team-mate Paul McGinn

Celtic boss Deila expressed his disappointment that a section of his club's support did not respect the pre-match minute's silence for Remembrance Sunday at Pittodrie. (Scotsman)

Scotland forward Steven Naismith has revealed Everton team-mate Seamus Coleman is one of his best friends, but he is determined to leave the full-back sickened by leading the national side to victory over the Republic of Ireland on Friday. (Scottish Sun)

Midfielder James McCarthy is an injury doubt for the Irish ahead of the crucial Euro 2016 qualifier at Celtic Park. (Scottish Sun)

And Scotland full-back Phil Bardsley is also a doubt for the match after lasting just 10 minutes on his comeback from injury for Stoke. (Daily Record)

Scotland legend Gordon McQueen has hit out at McCarthy and Aiden McGeady over their decision to turn out for Ireland rather than Scotland, and says he hopes they get a "horrible" reception from the Tartan Army. (Daily Record)

Rangers defender Richard Foster says Lewis Macleod is the best young player he has ever played with, and insists the midfielder fully deserves his Scotland call-up. (Daily Record)

Jamie Reckord starred for Ross County as they beat Kilmarnock 3-0 on Saturday, and has vowed to be a top performer to repay manager Jim McIntyre's faith in him. (Various)

Killie skipper Manuel Pascali slammed his team-mates for the display against the Highlanders. (Various)

Teemu Pukki
Teemu Pukki struggled to find top form at Celtic but has been banging in the goals on loan at Brondby

Dundee's Paul McGinn has tipped in-form Dens Park striker David Clarkson to force himself back into the Scotland set-up. (Various)

St Mirren's Sean Kelly admits the players need to "take a look at themselves" following their sixth home defeat in seven games this season. (Daily Mail)

Glasgow City boss Eddie Wolecki-Black believes his side's away goal in the 2-1 Champions League defeat at FZ Zurich could prove vital in their bid to reach the last eight. (Scottish Sun)

Celtic striker Teemu Pukki, on loan at Danish side Brondby, has been named player of the month in Denmark after scoring five times in eight games. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Mark Bennett says head coach Vern Cotter is putting the passion back into the Scotland rugby side, following their win over Argentina in the first autumn Test. (Scottish Sun)

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen admits his side are facing a "loseable" game when they take on Scotland at Murrayfield. (Daily Mail)

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