Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Delaney, Derby, Warburton, Rangers

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Thomas Delaney, the defensive midfielder linked with Celtic, has been told to aim higher than the Scottish champions by his boss at FC Copenhagen, Stale Solbakken. (Sun)

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has warned some of the young players he has signed this season they may have to wait to get into the starting line-up, despite impressive performances off the bench last weekend. (Daily Record)

Deila has ruled out "stupid" wholesale changes to the Premiership leaders' side but has promised fringe players a fair chance during a hectic schedule.(Daily Mail)

Celtic manager Ronny Deila
Deila's Celtic side visit Hamilton Academical on Friday evening

The Norwegian manager should put experienced forward Kris Commons in the number 10 role, according to former Celtic striker Chris Sutton. (Daily Record)

Derby County are the latest club considering a move for Rangers manager Mark Warburton.(Sun)

Chief executive Leeann Dempster admits she cannot stop speculation linking Hibernian manager Alan Stubbs with other clubs but remains hopeful the Englishman will stay on and guide Hibs back to the top flight. (Daily Record)

Celtic winger Gary Mackay-Steven says he would "be lying if I said it wasn't my ambition" to become a regular Scotland player.(Daily Mail)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland rugby head coach Vern Cotter insists a win will come for his side as they continue their Six Nations campaign against Italy on Saturday.(The Scotsman)

Scotland head coach Vern Cotter
Cotter took charge of Scotland in 2014

New Zealander Cotter - yet to win a Six Nations match with the Scots - is anticipating a ferocious contest against the Italians in Rome. (Daily Mail)

Great Britain captain Leon Smith says "nobody can underestimate" Scot and new father Andy Murray's commitment as the reigning Davis Cup champions prepare to open their defence of the title against Japan next week.(The National)

Scottish golfer Paul Lawrie's European Tour match-play event has been thrown into doubt, with the tournament not returning to Aberdeen's Murcar Links this summer and courses in East Lothian rumoured to be possible replacement venues. (Scotsman)

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