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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic striker John Guidetti insists he will soon hit the goal trail again, with the Swede having failed to find the net in his last seven games. (Daily Express)

And Guidetti has his heart set on scoring a hat-trick when Celtic meet Rangers in the League Cup semi-final. (Scottish Sun)

Celtic manager Ronny Deila insists his side have not been bad this season, as he said that league-leading Aberdeen have just been very good. (Scottish Sun)

Businessman George Taylor, who is one of the 'Three Bears' investors who have bought shares in Rangers, wants to see the club eventually in fan ownership. (Daily Express)

John Guidetti
Striker John Guidetti wants three goals when his Celtic side meet Rangers in the League Cup

Taylor, Douglas Park and George Letham have been locked in talks with Rangers that could lead to them handing the club £6m of emergency funding, in return for two seats on the board. (Daily Record)

Aberdeen midfielder Peter Pawlett reckons the league-leaders can continue their recent fine form and break the club's records for successive victories and clean sheets. (Daily Express)

St Mirren's Jim Goodwin is convinced Aberdeen have the quality to run Celtic all the way in the Premiership title race. (Various)

Dundee United goalkeeper Radoslaw Cierzniak reckons there is no reason why his side cannot go on to win the treble this season. (Various)

An Argentine consortium is closing in on a deal to buy St Mirren, with an agreement already having been agreed in principle. (Daily Mail)

St Mirren caretaker manager Gary Teale is targeting a deal for Ross County striker Yoann Arquin. (Scottish Sun)

Darian MacKinnon has told stand-in Hamilton manager Martin Canning that the Accies players are determined to ensure he lands the job on a full-time basis. (Star)

Kilmarnock forward Josh Magennis says the fans should take their anger out on the club's players, not manager Allan Johnston. (Scottish Sun)

James McArthur
James McArthur could be facing an injury lay-off despite completing the 90 minutes against Spurs

Inverness' Nick Ross says Billy McKay's weekend wonder-goal against Kilmarnock was just like one Matt Le Tissier scored 22 years ago against Newcastle. (Scottish Sun)

Motherwell manager Ian Baraclough has urged his side to get back to performing the way they did in his first two matches in charge, after they suffered a third successive defeat at the weekend. (The National)

Alloa striker Liam Buchanan, whose side lost 1-0 to Rangers on Saturday, says the Ibrox men cannot be written off in the Championship title race because of the quality they have in their ranks. (Daily Express)

Rangers winger David Templeton has praised Hearts manager Robbie Neilson, but he is determined to end the Tynecastle side's unbeaten run when the two sides meet on Friday night. (Daily Record)

Hearts winger Jamie Walker admits he would be reluctant to walk away from the Championship-leaders as they chase the title, with Spanish outfit Real Betis believed to be preparing a bid for the 21-year-old. (Daily Express)

Hibernian striker Martin Boyle says he let himself and his team-mates down when he missed a great chance to send his side 4-1 up against Falkirk on Saturday, with the Bairns eventually coming back from 3-1 down to earn a 3-3 draw. (Daily Express)

Scotland midfielder James McArthur will find out this week if he broke his foot in Crystal Palace's win over Tottenham, a match in which he completed the full 90 minutes. (Scottish Sun)

Jamie Walker
Hearts winger Jamie Walker is a possible transfer target for Spanish side Real Betis

Stromsgodset's 16-year-old sensation Martin Odegaard, who is on the brink of a move to Real Madrid, has praised former manager Ronny Deila's influence on his career so far. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Sean Lamont hopes to break Chris Paterson's all-time Scotland caps record of 109 appearances, as the 33-year-old looks ahead to landing his 100th cap in this year's Rugby World Cup. (Daily Express)

Skipper Kieron Achara says Glasgow Rocks need to wise up or they will continue to be the nearly men of British basketball, after they lost their seventh successive cup final at the weekend. (Scottish Sun)

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