Thursday's Scottish Gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Gordon Strachan expressed relief after getting his Scotland tenure off to a winning start with victory against Estonia at Pittodrie. (Various)

Celtic and Nigeria defender Efe Ambrose could miss the first leg of the Champions League tie against Juventus because of his participation in the African Cup of Nations final. (Various)

Dundee United goalkeeper Radio Cierzniak has urged his team-mates to make Tannadice a fortress again following some unimpressive home form. (Various)

Scotland captain Scott Brown is gunning for victory against Wales in their upcoming World Cup qualifier to avenge the loss in Cardiff earlier in the campaign. (Various)

Celtic boss Neil Lennon will give fit-again James Forrest the opportunity to shine at Inverness ahead of next week's Champions League visit of Juventus. (Various)

Rangers have moved to scotch reports they are unable to meet their debts and dismissed suggestions that a Singapore-based firm will issue them with a winding-up order. (Various)

Former Hull City boss Phil Brown has thrown his hat into the ring for the vacant manager's job at Partick Thistle. (Daily Mail)

England manager Roy Hodgson plans to watch Celtic striker Gary Hooper against Juventus in next week's Champions League encounter. (Herald)

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