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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Former Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster, now at Southampton, hopes to be selected for England for Tuesday's friendly against Scotland so that he can experience the atmosphere at Celtic Park once again. (Various)

Forster's rival for the goalie gloves, Ben Foster, warns his England team-mates that they are in for a physical match, with the Scotland players in the win over the Republic of Ireland on Friday "getting more up for good tackles than they were for good passes". (Daily Record)

England striker Danny Welbeck thought the atmosphere at Celtic Park on Friday sounded "unbelievable" and he can't wait to sample it. (The Scotsman)

Joe Jordan in action for Scotland
Could Scottish football hero Joe Jordan have formed part of the England coaching set-up under Harry Redknapp?

Scotland legend Joe Jordan, assistant to Harry Redknapp at Queens Park Rangers, says it would have been "a big decision" to join Redknapp in the Wembley dugout had he been appointed England manager. (The Sun)

Redknapp says Scottish football has "dropped off the radar an awful lot for English managers" since Rangers' slide into the lower leagues. (Daily Record)

Brighton-born Scotland defender Russell Martin says his English pals would rather watch Scotland play because they are a more entertaining team. (Various)

Scotland winger Ikechi Anya praises national team boss Gordon Strachan for giving the players "belief that we can achieve something". (The Sun)

Celtic have an injury concern over their full-back Mikael Lustig who limped off with a hamstring injury in Sweden's 1-1 draw with Montenegro. (Daily Express)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland winger Tommy Seymour feels the team did "so many things right" in the 24-16 defeat by the All Blacks at Murrayfield on Saturday (The Scotsman)

The performance of Glasgow Warriors' Finn Russell at stand-off caught the eye of All Blacks hero Dan Carter, who described him as a "real asset to the Scotland team". (Daily Mail)

Tennis star Andy Murray was at home playing a video game on Sunday when he received a call asking if he could play an exhibition match against Novak Djokovic at the ATP World Tour Finals because injury had forced Roger Federer to pull out of the final against the Serb. (Various)

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