Scottish Gossip: More security for Scotland games, Rangers boss irked

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Security is to be stepped up at future Scotland matches in the wake of the terrorist atrocities in Paris, where the Stade de France was targeted. Herald (subscription required)

Partick Thistle forward Mathias Pogba was at the Stade de France on Friday watching his brother Paul play, with the Firhill club saying they will do all they can to rally round the Frenchman. Daily Record

Hamilton striker Christian Nade has revealed that his teenage sister was caught up in the Paris attacks. Sun (subscription required)

Norwegian club Stabaek are keeping tabs on Ronny Deila's situation at Celtic as they look for a new manager ahead of the March opening to their next season. (Daily Express)

Rangers' Mark Warburton says rival manager Alan Stubbs of Hibs is "picking numbers out of the sky" with claims that the Championship leaders enjoy four times the budget of the Easter Road side. (Various)

In response to the comments made from Stubbs almost a fortnight ago, Kenny Black, who played for Rangers and had a brief spells as assistant manager, insists being manager of the club is "far from an easy job". Daily Record

Hearts full-back Calum Paterson reckons plenty of the current crop of U21 internationals can make the step up to the senior side. (Various)

Rangers are heading for a tribunal in a dispute over holiday pay with some of the players released at the end of last season. Sun

Scottish football would be "10 times worse off" if were not for the current academies system, argues St Mirren youth chief David Longwell. (Sun)

But former Scotland midfielder Michael Stewart says the youth set-up is producing too many "footballing robots". (Sun)

SFA chief executive insists ripping up the current template for youth development is a non-starter, saying clubs need to do more to give young players a chance. (Daily Mail)

OTHER GOSSIP

Stephen Gallacher will play in the European Tour's season finale in Dubai but only because Sergio Garcia is choosing to skip the event. The Scot has fallen to 61 in the rankings, with the top 60 qualifying. (Daily Express)

Glasgow Warriors' postponed match against Paris side Racing 92 is likely to be rearranged before Christmas, with a possible midweek date. (Daily Mail)

Scottish squash number one Alan Clyne picked up his seventh title win at the weekend in St Louis, Missouri. (The National)

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