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Celtic assistant manager John Collins believes goalkeeper Craig Gordon - a free capture in the summer - will go on to be considered as good a signing for the club as icons Lubomir Moravcik and Henrik Larsson. (Various)

Roberto Mancini, whose Inter Milan outfit face Celtic in the Europa League last 32 on Thursday night, is determined to lead his side to glory in the competition and the Champions League place that comes with it. (Daily Express)

Celtic legend Tommy Gemmell cannot wait to catch up with some of the Inter players his side beat in the 1967 European Cup final, who will travel with the Italians for the Europa League match in Glasgow. (Daily Express)

Scott Brown
Scott Brown is walking a disciplinary tightrope when his Celtic side meet Inter Milan in Europe

Celtic captain Scott Brown will miss the return leg of the Europa League tie if he picks up a booking in Thursday's first leg. (Various)

Former Hearts midfielder Pasquale Bruno says Inter Milan, and clubs in his Italian homeland in general, are so boring they put him to sleep. (Daily Record)

Former Inter Milan star Benito Carbone wishes the Celtic-Inter match was the Europa League final. (Scottish Sun)

PSV Eindhoven winger Zakaria Bakkali will cost Celtic £200,000 if they want to sign him in the summer, as the Dutch side are due a compensation fee even though the Belgian will be out of contract. (Daily Express)

The Rangers Fans Board expect to be "disbanded and blacklisted" by the club after revealing the minutes of a meeting they held with club chief executive Derek Llambias and director Barry Leach. (Daily Record)

Dundee United assistant manager Simon Donnelly has refused to blame goalkeeper Radoslaw Cierzniak for the weekend defeat to Kilmarnock, despite his error in the 3-2 loss. (Daily Record)

Hamilton's Nigel Hasselbaink
Nigel Hasselbaink will be making his second Hamilton Accies debut after receiving clearance

Inverness Caley Thistle have taken striker Prince Rajcomar on trial as they search for a replacement for Billy McKay. (Daily Express)

Hamilton Academical have been given international clearance for new signing Nigel Hasselbaink. (Daily Record)

St Johnstone midfielder Murray Davidson admits his parents are scared to watch him in case he picks up another long-term injury. (Scottish Sun)

Kevin McHattie's return to action for Hearts has been put on hold after he was forced to pull out of an under-20s match as a precaution. (Daily Record)

Hibernian manager Alan Stubbs says giving midfielder Scott Robertson licence to attack has paid huge dividends for the club this season. (Scottish Sun)

Scotland fans will be handed just 3,500 tickets for the European Championship qualifying match against Republic of Ireland in Dublin in June. (Daily Record)

Willie Limond
Scotland's Willie Limond hopes to take on Italian Michele di Rocco for the European title

Ana Signeul is confident she will lead Scotland Women's side to a major finals after signing a new two year deal to stay on as manager. (Herald)

Scotland midfielder Graham Dorrans will join Norwich City on a month's loan deal from West Brom. (Herald)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland captain Preston Mommsen was left to rue a poor start after his side went down to a three wicket defeat against Cricket World Cup co-hosts New Zealand. (Daily Express)

Former Scotland captain Ally Kellock insists it will be an injustice if Finn Russell is hit with a Six Nations ban for the challenge on Wales' Dan Biggar he has been cited for. (Scotsman)

British light-welterweight champion Willie Limond is targeting a win over Chris Jenkins to set up a date with European champ Michele di Rocco. (Daily Record)

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