Scottish Gossip: Scotland to go all out for win in Georgia

Gossip logo

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Scotland coach Gordon Strachan will set up his team to go all out for a win in Georgia before worrying about overcoming Germany on Monday. (Daily Express)

And Strachan has a plan to help his players deal with the high temperatures in Tiblisi, encouraging them to slow down and cool down when the game allows and trying to get water on as much as possible. (Sun - subscription required)

Former Scotland defender Stephen McManus says Scotland were punished by Georgia in 2007 for going too gung-ho, and must avoid that mistake to avoid another 2-0 defeat. (Daily Record)

Scott Brown and Gordon Strachan
Brown and Strachan are targeting victory in Georgia and an eventual place at Euro 2016

Defender Andrew Robertson says the whole of Scotland are united in their determination to end the long wait to qualify for a major finals for the first time since France 98. (National)

Russell Martin admits he is disappointed Scotland team-mate Steven Naismith will not be joining him at Norwich, after a deal fell through on transfer deadline day.(Scotsman)

Captain Scott Brown says Scotland need the nation to believe they can reach the Euro 2016 finals. (Daily Express)

Russell Martin and Steven Naismith
Russell Martin and Steven Naismith could have become club as well as international team-mates

And Celtic skipper Brown says the recent Champions League play-off defeat by Malmo will drive him on as the Scots seek qualification. (Daily Record)

Anthony Stokes was the subject of two failed deadline-day bids from Birmingham and Bolton. (Scotsman)

Celtic manager Ronny Deila says he will make more new signings in January, despite recruiting eight players in the summer.(Scotsman)

Ronny Deila and Anthony Stokes
Deila hopes to make January acquisitions while Stokes came close to leaving Celtic

Rangers manager Mark Warburton does not believe the court case involving former Ibrox chiefs will affect his players. (Daily Express)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland rugby international Ryan Wilson believes he has emerged as a better person following a conviction for assault.(Scotsman)

Top Stories