Tuesday's Scottish Gossip

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Steven Naismith may play the lone striker role for Scotland against Macedonia in Tuesday evening's meeting in Skopje.

Meanwhile, coach Gordon Strachan admits the prospect of finishing bottom of Scotland's World Cup qualifying group "scares" him.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Grant Hanley, James McArthur and Steven Whittaker are one booking away from missing the Scots' final qualifying match against Croatia next month.

Full story: Daily Record (print edition)

Former Celtic, Hearts and Scotland forward Craig Beattie has been offered a trial by Dundee.

Full story: The Sun (print edition)

Nir Biton's Celtic debut is likely to be delayed due to work permit issues and Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar.

Full story: Daily Recordexternal-link

Tunisia international Tijani Belaid has been offered the chance to win a deal at Kilmarnock.

Full story: Daily Expressexternal-link

St Johnstone made a loss of almost £200,000 last season, despite it being one of the Perth club's most successful campaigns.

Full story: The Heraldexternal-link

OTHER GOSSIP

Scottish boxer Ricky Burns intends to fight again despite the broken jaw he sustained in Saturday's WBO world lightweight title defence against Raymundo Beltran.

Full story: Daily Recordexternal-link

But Burns will learn in three weeks' time whether he can continue his fighting career.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link