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Celtic boss Ronny Deila is eyeing Walsall's £2million-rated midfielder Romaine Sawyers. With the player's contract due to expire in the summer, the Scottish champions could strike a deal for a nominal fee in January, or secure Sawyers on a pre-contract agreement.(Daily Record)

Meanwhile Celtic midfielder Nir Bitton insists Chelsea's stunning fall from grace should serve as a massive wake-up call to his side. (The Sun)

Josh Magennis says that some of his Kilmarnock team-mates deserve to be on the dole. (Daily Star)

Nicky Law insists the wheels haven't come off the Rangers bandwagon, despite the Ibrox club's recent patchy form. (Daily Record)

Law does believe though that Rangers clash with title rivals Hibernian is now a must-win. (The Sun)

Nir Bitton fears Celtic could suffer a slump in form similar to Chelsea's
Nir Bitton fears Celtic could suffer a slump in form similar to Chelsea's

Kenny Miller believes the addition of reinforcements in next month's transfer window will give Rangers their spark back. (The National)

Falkirk hero Will Vaulks has accused referee Willie Collum of attempting to even things up when he handed Rangers a last-gasp penalty on Saturday, having earlier awarded the Bairns a spot-kick. (Daily Express)

Hibernian midfielder John McGinn has warned Rangers that his side cannot be ignored any longer, having drawn level with the Ibrox club at the top of the Championship. (The Times)

Hibs forward Farid El Alagui is set to escape a rap for challenging Queen of the South's Derek Lyle to a fight in the Easter Road tunnel. (Daily Record)

Signing a striker will be Inverness manager John Hughes' priority next month. He'll also look to secure the services of on-loan forward Miles Storey beyond January. (The National)

St Johnstone midfielder David Wotherspoon insists he didn't engineer a red card for Hearts striker Juanma. (The Sun)

Gary Bollan will be announced as the new manager of Forfar today after agreeing to join the Loons from League One rivals Airdrie. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Alex Dunbar helped Glasgow Warriors to a crucial European win against Scarlets in Wales
Alex Dunbar helped Glasgow Warriors to a crucial European win against Scarlets in Wales

Glasgow Warriors centre Alex Dunbar shrugged off his wonder show against Scarlets in the Champions Cup and diverted the plaudits to the big boys in the forward pack. (The Sun)

Prop Gordon Reid says the "up-the-jumper" style of rugby Warriors had to play in wet conditions against Scarlets was perfect preparation for their upcoming 1872 Cup double-header against Edinburgh. (Daily Mail)

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