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Steven Pressley is ready to perform a u-turn on his decision never to manage in Scotland again - should he be offered the chance to succeed Ian Cathro at Hearts.

Full story: Daily Record

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers hailed a "big performance" from his players after moving a step closer to qualifying for the Champions League group stage with victory over Rosenborg. (Various)

Rosenborg manager Kare Ingebrigsten says his players showed Celtic "too much respect" in their Champions League defeat in Trondheim. (Scottish Sun)

Apollon Limassol can overturn their 2-1 first-leg defeat by Aberdeen and shatter the Dons' Europa League hopes, according to Cypriot boss Sofronis Avgousti.

"We believe our team is going to make it through to the next round," he says. (Daily Record)

Celtic winger James Forrest has described his winner against Rosenborg as one of the biggest goals of his career. (Various)

Steven Pressley
Steven Pressley is being linked with a return to Tynecastle

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes says his side are comfortable playing away from home and aim to play their "natural game" as they look to progress to the Europa League play-off round at Apollon Limassol's expense. (Various)

Steven Pressley has the managerial skills to succeed Ian Cathro at Hearts, according to former team-mate Andy Webster. "His [Pressley's] level of game knowledge and his understanding, his in-depth analysis goes that little bit further in attention to detail," says Webster.

Full story: Scottish Sun

Partick Thistle captain Abdul Osman is determined to start the new Scottish Premiership campaign in positive fashion. "We've got to start the season playing like we do in January, taking the game to teams on the front foot," he says. (The Herald)

Former Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn is keen on the Hearts managerial vacancy. Redfearn has been out of work since being dismissed by Rotherham last year but is keen to return to the dugout. (Daily Express)

Aberdeen assistant boss Tony Docherty insists the Dons are strong enough to cope without injured Adam Rooney in their Europa League qualifier against Apollon Limassol. (The National)

OTHER GOSSIP

Laura Muir, who will compete in the 1500m and 5,000m at the World Championships in London over the next 10 days, enjoys watching inspirational sports films like Seabiscuit on a race day to "get the blood pumping". (Various)

Laura Muir
Laura Muir enjoys watching inspirational sports films on race day

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