Scottish Gossip: Foderingham could play for England, Paatelainen angry

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Rangers goalkeeper Wes Foderingham can go on to become an England international, believes Ibrox boss Mark Warburton. The 24-year-old was in inspired form as he denied St Mirren's Scott Agnew and Steve Mallan in Sunday's 1-0 win for Rangers in Paisley. (Various)

Foderingham's opposite number at St Mirren Park, Jamie Langfield, admits he should have done better to keep out Jason Holt's winner, acknowledging that he did not practise what he preaches in coaching - by diving for the ball even when it appears to be going wide. (Various)

St Mirren's form against the runaway Championship leaders should be the benchmark for their performances against the league's lesser sides, argues Buddies manager Ian Murray. (Daily Record)

Celtic manager Ronny Deila says he likes hugs, after receiving one from Kris Commons when he was substituted during his team's 5-0 rout of Dundee United. The embrace was in stark contrast to the midfielder's outburst at being taken off in Molde last week. (Various)

Wes Foderingham
Wes Foderingham's saves against St Mirren on Sunday helped Rangers to their 11th successive Championship win this season

Former Scotland midfielder Michael Stewart believes Commons' dugout rant in Norway showed that the Celtic management team is weak, and he criticises assistant manager John Collins' people skills. (Sun)

Deila says "everybody wants us down, except of course the Celtic fans". (Scotsman)

United manager Mixu Paatelainen, having taken charge of the Terrors for only the second time, described his team's display at Celtic Park as "rubbish with a big capital 'R'". (Daily Record)

From a word beginning with an 'R' to one starting with 'F' - the exasperated Finn used an expletive when speaking on United's official TV channel. (Sun)

Mark McGhee has "brought positive vibes to the place" since he became Motherwell manager, claims on-loan goalkeeper Connor Ripley. (Herald)

Attacking midfielder Ryan Christie, on loan from Celtic at Inverness Caledonian Thistle, is preparing for his move to Glasgow's east end by taking every opportunity to watch Celtic play on TV so that he learns their playing style. (Daily Express)

Jane Ross opened the scoring for Scotland against Belarus at Fir Park on Friday
Jane Ross opened the scoring for Scotland against Belarus at Fir Park on Friday

Defender Dedryck Boyata thinks Celtic's next three games - away to Hearts in the Scottish League Cup then at home to Aberdeen in the Premiership and Molde in the Europa League - will define the club's season. (Various)

Celtic have been told by NASL commissioner Bill Paterson that operating a franchise in the North American league could help to bring top American players to Celtic Park. The NASL will expand to 20 teams by 2018. (Sun)

After two wins out of two in Euro 2017 qualifying, Scotland striker Jane Ross is desperate to reach the finals of the tournament automatically and avoid a third consecutive European play-off. Scotland's women play Macedonia away on Tuesday. (Herald)

Partick Thistle striker Mathias Pogba, who scored in his team's 1-1 draw at home to Hamilton, calls on his team-mates to supply him with better chances to threaten the opponent's goal. (Daily Express)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scottish golfing duo Scott Jamieson and Craig Lee have guaranteed their European Tour cards for next year. They made the cut at the Hong Kong Open, which was won by England's Justin Rose. (Various)

David Drysdale
David Drysdale may have won his Tour card for next year but he missed out on playing this week's Turkish Airlines Open by one stroke

Fellow Scot David Drysdale shot a final round 66 in the tournament to finish joint 18th on seven-under par and secure his Tour card for the eighth year in a row. (Scotsman)

Callum Hawkins is second in the Great Britain Olympic rankings for the men's marathon after his time of two hours, 12 minutes and 17 seconds in the Frankfurt marathon put him 103 seconds inside the qualifying standard for Rio. (Herald)

Edinburgh head coach Alan Solomons pointed out that "the Pro12 is a marathon, not a sprint and there will be setbacks along the way" after his previously unbeaten team succumbed to Zebre in Parma in what was the Italians' first win of the campaign. (Times)

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