Scottish Gossip: Griffiths targets 30-goal haul, Hibs, Rangers

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Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has targeted 30 goals for the season after taking his tally to 16 with a double in Saturday's win against Aberdeen. (Sunday Mail)

Manager Ronny Deila is confident defender Jozo Simunovic will be fit for Thursday's Europa League meeting with Molde at Celtic Park. (Sunday Herald)

Molde defender Vegard Forren has vowed to heap pressure on his fellow Norwegian Deila by ending Celtic's hopes of progressing in the Europa League.(Sunday Mail)

Vegard Forren celebrates after scoring for Molde against Celtic
Forren (right) scored in Molde's 3-1 home win over Celtic last month

Deila has promised to return to the 'Ronny Roar' celebrations following Celtic victories after not doing his fist-pump to the fans after either of the last two wins. (Sun on Sunday)

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes believes the Pittodrie men can still win the Premiership, despite falling seven points behind Celtic and slipping to third in the division.(Sunday Express)

Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson has demanded more from his side, even though they have moved up to second in the top flight following Saturday's 4-0 humbling of Partick Thistle. (Scotland on Sunday)

Rotherham's Scottish defender Kirk Broadfoot fears his 10-game ban for verbally abusing ex-Wigan Athletic player James McClean has damaged his reputation.(Sunday Mail)

Alan Stubbs, whose Hibernian side host Rangers in Sunday's Championship top of the table meeting, is pleased the Easter Road men have become more resilient than last season. (Scotland on Sunday)

Hibernian manager Alan Stubbs and Rangers counterpart Mark Warburton
Stubbs' Hibs trail Mark Warburton's Rangers by eight points going into Sunday's game in Edinburgh

Stubbs has revealed he would have loved playing in his current Hibs side.(Sun on Sunday)

Rangers captain Lee Wallace says manager Mark Warburton's assessment of "not good enough" following their 6-2 Challenge Cup win over Hibernian right at the start of the season set the bar for the Ibrox side's standards this term. (Sunday Herald)

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