Scottish Gossip: Dundee Utd, Irvine, Ambrose, Hughes

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Dundee United have interviewed former West Brom boss Alan Irvine over their managerial vacancy at Tannadice. Irvine, who spent a spell at United as a player, has been searching for a new post since being sacked by the Baggies last December.

Full story: Scottish Sun

United's hopes of landing John Hughes for their vacancy may be scuppered on account of a £200,000 compensation clause in his Inverness CT contract.

Full story: Daily Record

Celtic boss Ronny Deila insists he retains faith in defender Efe Ambrose despite a number of high profile mistakes. (Various)

Alan Irvine
Alan Irvine featured for United during his playing career

Motherwell midfielder Stephen Pearson is raring to go again following a recent frustrating spell on the sidelines through a knee injury. (Various)

Hamilton midfielder Ali Crawford is good enough to play for Celtic or Aberdeen, according to team-mate and Accies full back Ziggy Gordon.

Full story: Daily Record

Back-to-back victories over Molde will boost Celtic's hopes of progressing in the Europa League, says midfielder Stefan Johansen. (Various)

Aberdeen full-back Graeme Shinnie is dreaming of helping Scotland realise their ambition of securing a place at the Euro 2016 finals. (Various)

Dundee United midfielder John Rankin admits their position in the Premiership - two points off bottom - "isn't good enough for a club of United's stature". (Various)

Kevin McHattie confessed he was heartbroken to leave Tynecastle but is relishing his new challenge at Premiership rivals Kilmarnock. (Various)

Inverness CT defender Josh Meekings says the side are happy to go into today's Highland derby as underdogs. (Various)

In-form Poland striker Robert Lewandowski will add to his recent goal haul in the Euro 2016 qualifier against Scotland, according to fellow Pole and Hearts defender Blazej Augustyn.

Aberdeen defender Graeme Shinnie
Graeme Shinnie aims to help Scotland secure a place at the Euro 2016 finals

Full story: Daily Record

Rangers manager Mark Warburton says complacency is the biggest danger facing the Championship leaders this season. The Ibrox outfit have won eight straight league games in an impressive start to the campaign. (Various)

Nigerian striker Leke James says Celtic are interested in signing him from Norwegian club Aalesunds.

Full story: Scottish Sun

Fenerbahce winger Nani says the Turkish outfit knew they had Celtic rattled when the home fans booed the away side during their Europa League draw. (Various)

Rangers director John Gilligan insists the club are "striving" for a listing on the ISDX Stock Exchange and still plan to raise money at a share issue.

Full story: The Herald

OTHER GOSSIP

Vern Cotter believes a passionate home crowd at St James' Park can roar Scotland on to victory against South Africa. (Various)

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