Scottish Gossip: Scotland, Knox on Rangers trial, Cruyff tributes

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Scotland goal hero Ikechi Anya said his winner against Czech Republic was like Dortmund all over again, having last scored for his country against world champions Germany back in 2014. (Sun)

Coach Gordon Strachan insists the gamble of picking two squads for the friendlies against Czech Republic and Denmark paid off with victory in Prague. (Daily Mail)

And Strachan says his players should be proud of themselves after winning 1-0 at the Generali Arena.(Aberdeen Evening Express)

Scotland players celebrating
Scotland won their fist match of 2016 against Czech Republic

Burnley midfielder Scott Arfield, who played up to Scotland Under-21 level, will make his senior international debut for Canada against Mexico on Friday evening. (Sun)

Rangers have taken Livingston's 16-year-old forward Matthew Knox on trial. (Daily Record)

Knox has trained with Manchester United and Liverpool but Rangers are hopeful they can do a deal to sign the player. (Herald)

Matthew Knox training with Rangers
Knox made his Livi debut late last year and is now on trial with Rangers

Ibrox manager Mark Warburton says Johan Cruyff took football to "a new level" as he paid tribute to the former Ajax and Barcelona player and manager, who passed away on Thursday. (Sun)

Jimmy Calderwood looks back with fondness at playing against Cruyff. (Herald)

And Scotland and Rangers great John Greig says Cruyff was "a genuine superstar". (Scotsman)

Celtic's Danish defender Erik Sviatchenko admits he needs to improve his disciplinary record, having been booked five times in his last seven matches. (Sun)

Dunfermline are closing in on the Scottish League One title and promotion but manager Allan Johnston has warned his players against celebrating before they are across the finishing line. (National)

OTHER GOSSIP

Stuart Hogg playing for Scotland against Ireland
Stuart Hogg (second from left) returns to Pro12 action with Glasgow Warriors on Friday evening

Scotland and Glasgow Warriors full-back Stuart Hogg insists his sights are set principally on team goals after being named Six Nations player of the championship. (Herald)

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