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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic captain Scott Brown has apologised to manager Ronny Deila after he was a newspaper report and pictures allegedly showed him drunk and slumped in the street just a few days before tomorrow's League Cup final. (Sun)

Celtic are relaxed about the Scott Brown report and the midfielder will not face any disciplinary action. (Scotsman)

Former Celtic forward John Hartson reckons Scott Brown owes manager Ronny Deila the performance of his life at Hampden on Sunday. (Sun)

Nadir Ciftci may be suspended for the League Cup final but Dundee United team-mate John Rankin says the striker's presence in the dressing room and his light-hearted attitude can help lift the team. (Scotsman)

Groningen defender William Troost-Ekong, linked with a move to Celtic, says he would love to play for the Scottish champions. (Daily Record)

Celtic's league trip to Dundee has been rearranged for Wednesday, 22 April. (Various)

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon describes newspaper reports linking him to Chelsea as "flattering" but adds he knows nothing about any interest from the London club. (Various)

Craig Gordon has also been busy studying DVDs of Dundee United in case tomorrow's cup final goes to a penalty shoot-out. (Various)

Goalkeeper Mark Brown reckons Ross County, going for a fifth consecutive win at Hamilton today, are reaping the rewards after refusing to panic during a 12-game winless run. (Daily Express)

With Stuart McCall taking over as manager at Ibrox, captain Lee McCulloch says all Rangers players need to "stand up and be men". (Various)

Stuart McCall is baffled by Nicky Law's slump but reckons he can get the midfielder back to the kind of form he showed under him at Motherwell. (Daily Record)

Hibs boss Alan Stubbs has no interest in matching Hearts' 10-0 win over Cowdenbeath, insisting he'll take any kind of win at Central Park today. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Centre Matt Scott urges Scotland to ditch their "gallant losers" tag by winning away to England in the Six Nations for the first time in 32 years. (Various)

Former England captain Will Carling is warning the home side that a loss to Scotland at Twickenham today "will never be forgotten". (Various)

But former England coach Sir Clive Woodward thinks Scotland could be in for a real drubbing this afternoon. (Daily Mail)

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