Tuesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Celtic manager Neil Lennon bans his players from chasing "big-game mementos" at the Nou Camp when his players take on Barcelona in the Champions League. (Daily Record)

Lennon wants his players to look straight ahead in the tunnel and not to be overawed by looking at their opposite numbers. (The Sun)

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The Barca stars are "baby-faced assassins," according to the Celtic boss. (Various)

The last time Celtic winger James Forrest was in the Nou Camp was as a nine-year-old on a stadium tour. (The Sun)

Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova is wary of Celtic hitting his team on the counter-attack. (Various)

Aberdeen voted with Celtic to block changes to the 11-1 voting structure for certain matters in the Scotish Premier League at the league's board meeting on Monday.

Hearts will be back at Hampden to explain to the SPL's disciplinary committee why it was late with wages in October. (Various)

Tynecastle defender Darren Barr believes the salary row will unite the players. (The Scotsman)

Dundee United midfielder John Rankin says the Tannadice players are confident that they will finish in the SPL top six, and could be pushing for runners-up spot. (Daily Record)

Dundee defender Davide Grassi is on the injury list after suffering swelling on his knee. (Daily Record)

Rangers chief executive Charles Green recalls that as a young player with Alfreton Town, Frickley Athletic and others he was "a sniffer, a poacher". (The Sun)

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Having seen Fraser Fyvie sign for Wigan and Jack Grimmer move to Fulham, Aberdeen face the prospect of Swansea maintaining an interest in their 18-year-old winger Ryan Fraser. (The Sun)


Scotland captain Ross Ford believes the Glasgow and Edinburgh players can put their nightmare starts to their Heineken Cup campaigns behind them when it comes to the autumn Tests. (The Times)

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