Scottish Gossip: Griffiths injury, Durrant linked with Queens

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths is expected to miss Wednesday's Champions League meeting with Barcelona due to a hamstring injury. (Scotsman)

Meanwhile, Celtic youngster Karamoko Dembele, 13 - recently capped by Scotland Under-16s - has been called up by England's age grade side to face Turkey next month. (Daily Record)

Rangers defender James Tavernier is eager for the Ibrox side to kick-start their Scottish Premiership campaign and admits his teammates have been "almost disappointed" with their start to the season. (National)

James Tavernier
Tavernier and Rangers take on Dundee on Saturday

Tavernier believes Rangers "can finish second, easy" this season. (Daily Telegraph)

Former Rangers midfielder and coach Ian Durrant is a surprise contender for the vacant Queen of the South manager's position. (Sun)

Hibernian midfielder Fraser Fyvie has praised Easter Road defensive duo Paul Hanlon and Darren McGregor and says he "certainly wouldn't not put their name forward" for the Scotland team. (Scotsman)

Sunderland manager and Scot David Moyes has revealed he has an ambition to be Scotland coach one day. (Sun)

David Moyes
Moyes has never managed in Scotland

Meanwhile, Moyes has admitted he regrets the decision not to keep Hull manager Mike Phelan on the coaching staff at Manchester United during his brief reign at Old Trafford. (Daily Telegraph)

OTHER GOSSIP

Andy Murray wants authorities in Scotland to do more to capitalise on his family's tennis success and grant approval for his mother Judy's proposed academy near Dunblane. (Herald)

In rugby union, Scotland defence coach Matt Taylor says it would be "crazy" to rip up head coach Vern Cotter's Scotland blueprint, with the New Zealander to be replaced by Gregor Townsend next summer. (Daily Mail)

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