Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Rangers, Champions League, Six Nations

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has criticised proposals to change the Champions League that may block or limit opportunities for clubs like his own to qualify. (Sun)

Deila insists the Champions League needs champions. (Scotland on Sunday, print edition)

Rangers and Aberdeen will join forces with Celtic to oppose the shake-up to Europe's premier competition. (Sunday Mail)

Celtic manager Ronny Deila
Deila's side are top of the Scottish Premiership

One of the cheers that greeted Michael O'Halloran's first goal for Rangers against Alloa Athletic came from a Celtic academy coach - the forward's father, who attended the 1-1 draw. (Sun)

Manager Mark Warburton made no excuses for his Rangers side after they dropped two points against the Wasps. (Mail on Sunday, print edition)

Tony Higgins, the Scottish representative of FIFPro, believes Scottish Cup replays will be scrapped next season to bring Scotland into line with most of Europe. (Sunday Express, print edition)

Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson admits he was disappointed Saturday's game against Partick Thistle was postponed as it prevented his team building momentum for Tuesday's Scottish Cup replay against Hibernian. (Sunday Herald, print edition)

Tynecastle Stadium
Saturday's match in Edinburgh fell victim to the weather

Meanwhile, supporters of both clubs were angered that the match at Tynecastle was called off in the afternoon due to a waterlogged pitch, after earlier indications the game would go ahead. (Sunday Express, print edition)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland head coach Vern Cotter urged his players to develop a ruthless streak following their 27-23 defeat by Wales. (Sun)

But Cotter insists Scotland are still making progress as they seek a first Six Nations win since 2014. (Scotland on Sunday)

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