Scottish Gossip: Bonner on Deila future, Dillon on Dundee Utd

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Former Celtic goalkeeper Pat Bonner believes the club's manager Ronny Deila will face the sack if he does not deliver two trophies and European football beyond Christmas. (Daily Mail)

Defender Jozo Simunovic, 21, believes he has the mental toughness to help Celtic to European and domestic success and, in the process, book his place in the Croatia squad for next summer's Euro 2016 finals. (Daily Record)

And Simunovic feels Celtic can handle the strain of three important matches inside eight days - at Hearts in the League Cup on Wednesday, hosting Aberdeen in the Premiership and then facing Molde in a crucial Europa League match. (Herald)

Celtic defender Jozo Simunovic
Simunovic has club and international ambitions in the coming months

Meanwhile, Kris Commons, 32, insists his outburst towards the Celtic bench following his substitution against Molde last week is in the past as he focuses on helping the side win a domestic treble. (Sun)

Dundee United captain Sean Dillon, 32, says the Tangerines do not have any time to spare if they are to avoid relegation from the Scottish Premiership. (Daily Record)

And Dillon "can't argue" with Mixu Paatelainen's assessment of United's display in the 5-0 defeat by Celtic, following the manager's assessment that their performance was "rubbish". (Herald)

Dundee United defender Sean Dillon
Dillon feels time is of the essence if United are to recover from their poor start to the season

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright is wary of Tuesday's Scottish League Cup quarter-final at Cappielow after Greenock Morton's 3-2 win over Motherwell in the last round.(Scotsman)

Inverness CT defender Josh Meekings is hungry for more silverware with the Scottish League Cup quarter-finalists after claiming a Scottish Cup winners' medal last season. (The National)

Former Rangers striker Kris Boyd, 32, has urged the Championship leaders to give Kenny Miller a new deal to give the 35-year-old another shot at the top flight. (Daily Record)

And Boyd "isn't annoyed" at being left out at Killie as he recognises the impressive form of Josh Magennis in attack. (Scotsman)

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