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Inverness Caley Thistle failed in a bid to have today's match against Hamilton postponed because all four of their experienced goalkeepers are injured. First-choice Owain Fon Williams faces a late fitness test on a back problem, with manager Richie Foran saying an outfield player will need to step in if the Welshman cannot make it. (Daily Express)

Striker Leigh Griffiths says Celtic have brought the fear back into Scottish football, with teams dreading the prospect of facing the in-form champions. (Sun)

Griffiths was on target in last night's 4-1 win at Partick Thistle but manager Brendan Rodgers said there is no guaranteed starting spot for the Scotland international. (Scotsman)

Celtic have appointed their first female director, with Sharon Brown joining the board as a non-executive director. (The Herald)

Rangers full-back James Tavernier admits he had sleepless nights after his below par performance in the loss to Hearts last month and says being dropped for last week's win over Aberdeen was "a kick up the backside" he needed. (Sun)

Aberdeen goalkeeper Joe Lewis
Lewis has kept eight clean sheets for Aberdeen this season

Goalkeeper Joe Lewis says he is enjoying life at Aberdeen more than at any of his previous clubs as he targets regaining second spot before the winter break. (Daily Record)

St Johnstone forward Steven MacLean says there will be an edge to today's game at Pittodrie after the Perth side were left fuming by the Dons' celebrations in the wake of September's League Cup win. (Daily Mail)

Celtic can get rid of Kris Commons, Efe Ambrose, Scott Allan, Dedryk Boyata and Nadir Ciftci in January and nobody would even notice, says former striker John Hartson. (Sun)

Hibernian defender Liam Fontaine scoffs at the suggestion from Dundee United boss Ray McKinnon that the Easter Road side might wilt in the heat of a tight title race in the Championship. (Scotsman)

Airdrie are to display the face of fundraising fan Mark Allison on their strips. The 49-year-old died in June having raised more than £70,000 for charity after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. (STV)

Former St Mirren and Dumbarton manager Ian Murray has been offered the chance to take over at Norwegian second tier side Asker FC. (Sun)

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