Scottish Gossip: Steven Fletcher, Celtic, Tom Bradshaw, Rangers

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic will face competition from Aston Villa and Hull City if they pursue Scotland forward Steven Fletcher, who has been released by Sunderland. (Daily Record)

Rangers are one of a number of clubs tracking Walsall's Welsh international forward Tom Bradshaw, 23. (Daily Mail)

Steven Fletcher and Tom Bradshaw
Could Fletcher and Bradshaw be heading to Glasgow?

Captain Scott Brown feels new manager Brendan Rodgers' arrival will stop Celtic being one-dimensional. (Sun)

Brown believes Rodgers will bring out the best in the Celtic players. (Herald)

Celtic forward Stefan Scepovic is on his way back to former club Sporting Gijon after spending last season on loan at Getafe. (Daily Record, print edition)

Hibernian chief executive Leeann Dempster has told new head coach Neil Lennon failure is not an option this coming season in their pursuit of promotion to the Scottish Premiership. (Daily Record, print edition)

Dempster is confident Lennon will return Hibs to the top flight. (Herald, print edition)

Lennon will have "a strong budget", according to Dempster. (Scotsman)

Neil Lennon and Leeann Dempster
Lennon and Dempster are targeting promotion

Motherwell general manager Alan Burrows will join the club's board after being promoted to the role of chief operating officer. (Daily Mail)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scot and Davis Cup-winning captain Leon Smith says it is "humbling" to have been awarded an OBE, describing himself as "a very average tennis player who started out a coaching journey". (Herald, print edition)

Scottish runner Beth Potter, 24, is still pinching herself that she is going to the Rio Olympics with Team GB. (National)

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