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Peter Grant believes Scotland midfielder Scott Brown is on course to become "a Celtic great" despite having considered him a liability during his coaching spell with the Glasgow club.

Former Celtic coach Peter Grant says that Scott Brown was playing so badly in 2010 under Tony Mowbray that he would have personally driven the midfielder down to England himself had the club received a good offer for him.

Full story: The Heraldexternal-link

Former Scotland striker Kenny Miller, now with Vancouver Whitecaps, was left stunned after a bear broke down his garage door in an attempt to raid the family's bins for food.

Full story: Daily Recordexternal-link

Scotland midfielder Darren Fletcher has returned to training with the Manchester United first-team squad having been out of action since December 2012 with a chronic bowel condition.

Full story: Daily Record (print edition)

Sunderland plan a new approach in January for 16-year-old Dundee United defender John Souttar after having a £400,000 offer rejected, but Blackburn Rovers are also interested.

Full story: The Sun (print edition)

Barry Douglas, who left Dundee United in the summer, has still not kicked a ball for Lech Poznan, the full-back having picked up a second leg injury.

Full story: Daily Mail (print edition)

Mo Sissoko, who was on loan to Kilmarnock from Udinese last season, has agreed a one-year contract with Veria in Greece.

Full story: The Sun (print edition)

Kilmarnock defender Jeroen Tesselaar has suffered a broken nose and is a doubt for the weekend meeting with Partick Thistle.

Full story: Daily Express (print edition)

Hearts administrator BDO will hold talks with Heriot-Watt University in a bid to reduce the cost of the lease agreement with the club's training ground landlord.

Full story: The Scotsmanexternal-link

Dunfermline Athletic's prospective new owner, the Pars United fans group, says the club is still in a perilous state and needs a further injection of £150,000 to survive until the end of the season.

Full story: The Herald (print edition)

Queen's Park say they and Hibernian did not know the rule that only allows clubs one emergency loan signing outside the transfer window, the Spiders having agreed to take David Gold and Euan Smith to Hampden from the Edinburgh outfit.

Full story: The Herald (print edition)


Former Ryder Cup captain Bernard Gallacher expects to make a full recovery after suffering from serious heart problems but revealed medics restarted his heart three times as they fought to save him from a cardiac arrest.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Scotland cricket prospect Richard Coughtrie has been released by Gloucestershire.

Full story: Daily Record (print edition)