Saturday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Celtic captain Scott Brown and winger James Forrest are injury doubts for the first leg of the tie in Sweden on 21 August.

Meanwhile, Celtic's Mikael Lustig believes his side are the favourites and the better team ahead of the play-off double-header.

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But Helsingborgs coach Age Hareide says Celtic are the draw his side wanted in his pursuit of the group stages. (Daily Express)

And Celtic manager Neil Lennon insists the Swedes will be formidable opposition. (Daily Mail)

Rangers midfielder Maurice Edu is expected to complete a £300,000 move to Ipswich Town. (Sun)

Meanwhile, Ibrox chief executive Charles Green claims the club will make up to £10m a year from Mike Ashley's proposed investment in Rangers.

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And Green says he is in talks with Newcastle United owner Ashley and two other billionaires about potential investment in Rangers.

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Hearts manager John McGlynn believes the chance face Liverpool in the Europa League play-off round will be motivation for his players to excel when they take on Edinburgh rivals Hibernian on Sunday. (Daily Record)