Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Champions League, Niko Kranjcar, Charlie Adam

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Brendan Rodgers believes Celtic deserved to take all three points from the 1-1 Champions League draw against Borussia Monchengladbach. (The Scotsman)

Rodgers praised his players for showing they had the "personality" to handle the Champions League after coming from behind to salvage a draw against the Bundesliga side. (The Times)

Patrick Roberts confessed the Scottish champions were disappointed to come away from Germany with just a point. (The Herald)

Celtic's Champions League run will see the club pocket at least £26m. (Daily Express)

Niko Kranjcar will undergo knee surgery that will keep the Rangers player sidelined for at least the next six months. (Daily Record)

Brendan Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers felt his side deserved all three points against Borussia Monchengladbach

Kranjcar's worst fears were realised with the news that his season is over. (Scottish Sun)

Charlie Adam says he is ready to join Scotland's World Cup rescue bid against England at Wembley, even though manager Gordon Strachan has not spoken to him in more than a year. (The Scotsman)

Scottish Football Association chiefs will not fight the decision to force Scotland to wear pink shirts at Wembley but they will plead with the authorities for permission to stick a poppy on them. (Daily Record)

Alex Smith has backed Stephen Kingsley to hold his own at Wembley if Gordon Strachan calls upon the 22-year-old full-back. (Daily Record)

Well Society chairman Douglas Dickie insists Motherwell's former majority shareholder Les Hutchison will not influence players sales, despite being owed £1m by the club. (Daily Express)

Charlie Adam
Charlie Adam has not featured for Scotland since the friendly against Qatar in May 2015

David Moyes faces the axe as Sunderland manager if his team do not win at Bournemouth on Saturday. (Daily Mirror)

Paul Lambert is on the verge of returning to management by taking over at Wolverhampton Wanderers. (The Times)

OTHER GOSSIP

Head coach Warren Gatland could install two specialist attack coaches to bolster the British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand next summer, opening up the possibility of a role for Gregor Townsend. (The Scotsman)

The Wales coach admits he he is considering appointing Glasgow Warriors coach Townsend to his Lions backroom staff for the tour to New Zealand. (Daily Mail)

Gatland hinted that Townsend, who will take charge of the Scotland team at the end of the season, could be used chiefly to help out with the Lions midweek team. (The Times)

Andy Murray has warned he is pushing himself to breaking point in pursuit of the world number one spot. (Daily Record)

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