Scottish Gossip: Celtic boss confident, McGregor linked with Hibs

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"We will win," is the simple message from Celtic manager Ronny Deila going into tonight's Champions League play-off with Malmo defending a 3-2 first leg lead. (Various)

"Only my mum calls me a brat," says Leigh Griffiths in response to name calling from the Malmo goalkeeper and the striker thinks silly trash talk is a sign that the Swedes are afraid. (Various)

Celtic teenager Saidy Janko is confident that he can fill in at right-back if Mikael Lustig is not fit to play. (Various)

Malmo will be significantly stronger with the return of Enoch Adu, warns former Celtic player Morten Weighorst, who likens the Ghanaian holding midfielder to Neil Lennon. (Herald)

Defender Darren McGregor is ready to join Hibernian following his release from Rangers, despite interest from Premiership clubs St Johnstone and Kilmarnock. (Various)

Partick Thistle boss Alan Archibald wants two more new recruits before the transfer window closes, with full-backs high on his wish list. (Sun)

Head coach Robbie Neilson says he will have a word with new arrival Juwon Oshaniwa and tell him to cool it with talk of winning the title. (Daily Record)

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Is Darren McGregor on his way to Easter Road?

Jon Daly, who signed for Raith Rovers yesterday, turned down an approach from Championship rivals Hibernian. (Sun)

Jamaica international striker Theo Robinson is training with Hibs. The 26-year-old was released by Doncaster over the summer. (Sun)

St Mirren are anxious to sign up former Scotland defender Andy Webster and arrange a loan deal for Aberdeen striker Lawrence Shankland. (Sun)

Dumbarton are poised to snap up experienced defender Frazer Wright after his surprise release from St Johnstone. (Daily Record)

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan has faith in Alan Hutton, Steven Naismith and Steven Fletcher despite the English Premiership trio seeing little first-team football at the moment. (Various)

Rangers manager Mark Warburton believes it is only a matter of time before skipper Lee Wallace returns to the Scotland squad. (Daily Express)

And Warburton remains keen on a deal for 35-year-old former Derby midfielder John Eustace, who has been training with the Ibrox club for the last six weeks. (Herald)

Rangers midfielder Dean Shiels is being tipped for a Northern Ireland recall and could miss next month's league match at Raith Rovers as a result. (Sun)

Celtic have offered a trial to the son of former winger Didier Agathe, with 17-year-old Yoel a left-back. (Sun)

Former Rangers defender Bilel Mohsni is appealing to France's Olympic and Sports Committee to reduce the playing ban he picked up on his last appearance in Scotland. (Daily Record)


Lynsey Sharp is confident of World Championships success with a 800m medal, saying her training plan has been timed to perfection. (Daily Mail)

Edinburgh head coach Alan Solomons will be "shocked" if Scotland don't start the World Cup with an all-capital front row of Al Dickinson, Ross Ford and WP Nel. (Scotsman)

Grant Forrest and Jack McDonald are included in the 10-man GB & Ireland Walker Cup team. (Various)

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