Scottish Gossip: Malmo jibe at Celtic, Stubbs and Warburton at odds

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Ronny Deila is confident his Celtic players can progress against Malmo to reach the Champions League group stages after their 3-2 win in Glasgow in the first leg. (Various)

Malmo manager Age Hareide insists that Celtic became tired in the second half and that, just as he witnessed against Inverness, "they don't have the legs for 90 minutes". (Various)

Hibernian manager Alan Stubbs says of Championship rivals Rangers that "it's very easy when you've got money to spend to bring in much better players". (Various)

This brought a response from Gers boss Mark Warburton, who suggested that "any manager without the facts keeps his mouth shut". (Various)

Andy Webster
Scotland defender Andy Webster has been training with St Mirren

Speaking after his team's 2-0 win over Ayr United in the Challenge Cup, Warburton says it made his "mind boggle" that on-loan Spurs teenager Nathan Oduwa could be booked at Somerset Park for not retreating at a free-kick, yet referee Stephen Finnie did not caution some Ayr players for hefty challenges on the player. (Daily Mail)

Hamilton Accies boss Martin Canning believes his players have the perfect incentive to defeat Inverness Caledonian Thistle on Saturday - newly promoted Hearts aside, the Highlanders are the only top-tier team they have yet to beat since returning to the Premiership last season. (Daily Express)

St Mirren manager Ian Murray hopes to get an answer from defender Andy Webster by the end of the week if he will be joining the Paisley side. (The Herald)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill tells the former Celtic midfielder Aiden McGeady to "go get fit, properly fit" if he wants to feature in his international squads. (Daily Express)

Swansea City coach John McMaster is impressed by Falkirk's set-up for bringing through young players. (Daily Record)

Joachim Low tells his Germany squad that if they want to retain the World Cup in 2018, they first must reach the European Championships next year, and to do that they must win their next two games against Poland and Scotland. (Daily Express)

The Tartan Army will have 8,000 tickets for the Euro 2016 qualifier against Gibraltar in Faro, Portugal on 11 October. (The National)

However, fans' spokesman Hamish Husband believes 20,000 Scotland fans could head to the Algarve if results in group D have gone the team's way before then. (The Scotsman)

Barry Robson
Veteran midfielder Barry Robson says the Dons players accept the manager's policy of rotating the squad

Peterhead striker Rory McAllister says his early-season goalscoring form is down to tennis sessions with team-mate Ryan Strachan. (The Scotsman)

Former Aberdeen striker Eric Black, now a coach at Rotherham, tells Lawrence Shankland that he will have to be patient to find a permanent place in Derek McInnes's first team, despite scoring freely for the Under-20s. (Daily Record)

Aberdeen midfielder Barry Robson maintains that none of the players moan about McInnes's policy of rotating the squad. (The Sun)

After a year on the international sidelines, Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic has earned a call-up to the Australia squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Bangladesh and Tajikistan. (Various)

Stoke City are the latest club to be linked with a move for Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk, while Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has hinted at a move for his fellow Dutchman by saying "sometimes you have to wait to get the best one because clubs are competing in Europe. (Daily Express)

Glasgow City are seeded eighth for Thursday lunchtime's Women's Champions League draw in Nyon. They could meet the likes of Chelsea or Atletico Madrid. (The National)

OTHER GOSSIP

Edinburgh hooker Stuart McInally hopes to make it third time lucky as he tries to earn his first Scotland cap, against Italy in Turin. Last week, after being named in the 25-man squad to play Ireland, he was laid low by a stomach bug, and previously he was an unused substitute against South Africa. (The Herald)

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