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Neil Lennon believes Celtic will be signing the new Gary Hooper, should they complete a deal for Schalke striker Teemu Pukki.

Shakhter Karagandy will sacrifice a sheep in a bizarre bid to bring them luck in the Champions League play-off against Celtic. (Sun)

Rangers boss Ally McCoist has vowed to continue strengthening his Ibrox squad until he's told there's no money left to spend. (Various)

Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton insists it would be a disaster for the club's European ambitions if Neil Lennon sold Benfica target Fraser Forster. (Record)

Jackson Irvine hopes his displays for Kilmarnock after sealing a loan move from Celtic will help the midfielder secure a place in Australia's 2014 World Cup squad. (Various)

Schalke striker Teemu Pukki
Could striker Teemu Pukki be the new Gary Hooper for Celtic?

Niall McGinn believes midfielder Willo Flood will make Aberdeen a real force in the Scottish Premiership this season. (Various)

Former Rangers defender David Weir - now manager at Sheffield United - believes it's "sad" that Scottish football no longer features regular Old Firm games. (Sun)

New signing Nicky Law has brought "both calmness and an attacking edge" to Rangers since joining from Motherwell, according to Ibrox boss Ally McCoist. (Mail)

Motherwell defender Stevie Hammell insists the Steelmen will prove last week's 3-1 home defeat by Aberdeen was a hangover from their Europa League efforts. (Herald)

Celtic striker Georgios Samaras believes Scottish football will benefit from a strong Aberdeen, while Dons midfielder insists a full-house at Pittodrie will boost chances of victory against his former club. (Express)

Steven Thompson claims St Mirren team-mate Gary Harkins is the spitting image of The Count from Sesame Street and is a "great guy" to have in the dressing room. (Express)