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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

John Collins says Celtic are right not to risk Rangers-style financial problems in the transfer market to bolster their bid for European success.

"Do we want to be where they are? Would Rangers fans like to be where we are just now?" asks the Celtic assistant boss. (Various)

Rangers chairman Dave King insists Rangers won't lose any league titles - as the club prepare to bolster their squad in the January transfer window. (Sun)

Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstrong has urged team-mate Leigh Griffiths to keep his chin up after the latter said he was to blame for missed chances in the defeat by Ajax. (Various)

Ronny Deila should have demanded substantial transfer funds from the club in order to bolster his squad for a successful assault on Europe, according to former Celtic striker John Hartson. (Sun)

Celtic manager Ronny Deila (left) and his assistant John Collins
John Collins (right) has defended Celtic in the wake of criticism following their European failure

Inverness CT boss John Hughes has warned his players of a potential backlash when they host Celtic on Sunday. (Various)

Goalkeeper Danny Ward says shining for Aberdeen during his loan spell at Pittodrie is the most effective way to impress Jurgen Klopp at parent club Liverpool. (Sun)

Midfielder Martin Woods says Ross County's revival under manager Jim McIntyre means they fear no-one in Scotland's top flight. (Various)

Rangers striker Martyn Waghorn is dreaming of lifting the Petrofac Training Cup at Hampden this season, but must first negotiate St Mirren to set up a final against Peterhead. (Various)

Meanwhile, Buddies midfielder Stevie Mallan has been practising penalties ahead of the semi-final tie - with Steven Thompson's penalty miss at Ibrox on league duty still fresh in the mind. (Sun)

Celtic's latest European failure shows they are negligent in the boardroom and naive in the dressing room, according to the club's former striker Chris Sutton. (Daily Record)

Rangers chairman Dave King has told manager Mark Warburton to identify potential targets in the January transfer window capable of competing in Europe. (Herald)

John Collins admits a domestic clean sweep for Celtic may not save the coaching staff at the end of the season. (Express)

New Dundee United striker Florent Sinama Pongolle will bring experience and tactical awareness to the frontline, according to United boss Mixu Paatelainen. (Express)

OTHER GOSSIP

Andy Murray insists he won't let a partisan home Belgian crowd derail Great Britain's bid for their first Davis Cup since 1936. (Herald)

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