Wednesday's Scottish Gossip

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic manager Neil Lennon is angry his side have to play Champions League qualifiers so early in the campaign, insisting that last season's exploits should have guaranteed them a later entry to the tournament.

Efe Ambrose is expected to feature for Celtic against Cliftonville on Wednesday. The defender was given extra time off after playing for Nigeria in the Confederations Cup but is needed for the match in Belfast due to injuries.

Full story: Daily Expressexternal-link

Meanwhile, Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has given Celtic a take-it-or-leave-it ultimatum over his £5m bid for Gary Hooper.

Full story: The Sunexternal-link

James McFadden will sign a new deal at Motherwell on Wednesday.

Full story: Daily Expressexternal-link

Hearts, who are in administration, have made a plea to Scotland's business community to buy corporate hospitality tickets, sponsorship and advertising at Tynecastle.

Full story: The Scotsmanexternal-link

Rangers want to sign Vancouver Whitecaps striker Kenny Miller, who played at Ibrox between 2000 and 2001 and again between 2008 and 2011.

Full story: The Sunexternal-link

OTHER GOSSIP

Rory McIlroy turned down the chance to practice with Tiger Woods at Muirfield in order to play a round with old friend Lloyd Saltman ahead of the Open, golf's third major of the year.

Full story: The Sunexternal-link

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