Scottish Gossip: Armstrong for Scotland, confident Oshaniwa

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Stuart Armstrong will earn his first Scotland call-up since joining Celtic when manager Gordon Strachan names his squad for the Euro 2016 qualifiers against Georgia and Germany. (Daily Record)

Malmo star Rasmus Bengtsson claims Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk "will have other things in his head" with a move to Southampton expected to follow Tuesday's game in Sweden for a place in the Champions League. (The Sun)

Markus Rosenberg, returning to the Malmo team after a ban, warns Celtic that they won't be shown as much respect in the second leg. (The Sun)

Hearts defender Juwon Oshaniwa
Hearts left back Juwon Oshaniwa played in the World Cup for Nigeria

Loan signing Gedion Zelalem will have to "earn his pitch time" at Rangers, warns manager Mark Warburton. (The Herald)

James Tavernier, who scored a skilful free-kick for Rangers in their 1-0 win over Hibernian on Sunday, says he practises them on the training ground until Warburton tells him to rest his legs. (Various)

Hibs midfielder Dylan McGeouch argues that referee Steven McLean was wrong to award Rangers the free-kick from which Tavernier scored. He says there was nothing he could do to stop the ball striking his arm. (The Sun)

After their fifth straight league win, Hearts star Juwon Oshaniwa says "of course we can win the title". He adds that he "didn't come to Scotland for a picnic". (Various)

Josh Parker, Aberdeen's loan signing from Red Star Belgrade, describes how 40,000 of the Serbian team's fans whistled their disapproval at him after an influential journalist wrote that he shouldn't be playing for the team. "You will never know a harsh crowd until you go to Belgrade," said Parker. (Daily Mail)

After the remarks made by Malmo keeper Johan Wiland that Celtic were "pigs", midfielder Charlie Mulgrew says Celtic will do their "talking on the pitch". (Various)

WP Nel
WP Nel could have played his way in to Scotland's World Cup squad

Inverness manager John Hughes declares he needs a striker to come in to the team who can "hit the ground running". Dani Lopez is Caley Thistle's only out-and-out striker. (The National)

Lewis Macleod looks as if he has finally overcome the hamstring problem that has prevented him making his Brentford debut. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Mark Bennett and Glasgow Warriors team-mate Jonny Gray are likely to be given their first taste of action in Scotland's series of warm-up games for the World Cup in Saturday's game against Italy at Murrayfield. (The Herald)

Back Matt Scott says it was important for Scotland to end a run of six defeats on the trot and get their first win of 2015 before the World Cup. (Daily Express)

South African Willem Nel, who qualifies to play for Scotland because he has lived in the country for three years, says he was "very excited" to get on the pitch in Turin to make his debut. (The Sun)

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