Tuesday's Scottish Gossip

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Celtic manager Neil Lennon admits his team must not lose to Ajax on Tuesday evening if they are to have any hope of progressing in the Champions League. (Various)

And Lennon reveals he feared it was meningitis that caused winger James Forrest to be admitted to hospital for five days last month. (Various)

Former Celtic boss Tony Mowbray has been sacked by Championship side Middlesbrough, who have won only two of their 12 league games this season. (Various)

Celtic striker Georgios Samaras says he is more interested in medals and trophies than earning more money at another club. (Various)

Former Celtic defender Graeme Sinclair recalls being told to mark Ajax star Johan Cruyff in the 1982 European Cup match in Amsterdam, just weeks after playing in the Stirlingshire Cup final for Dumbarton. (The Sun)

Ajax manager Frank de Boer describes his time with Rangers, where he played in the same team as his twin brother Ronald, as "a great adventure". (Daily Mail)

Rangers fans' groups demand to know the identity of investors behind Blue Pitch Holdings and Margarita Holdings, whose proxy votes have been acquired by Greenock businessmen Sandy and James Easdale. (Various)

In light of the Twitter spat involving Hibs and Celtic, the Motherwell media manager Alan Burrows says his club's social media policy is made clear to all their players. Among the advice is that they should leave their phones at home if they go for a drink and they must realise that anything they tweet can be picked up by the papers. (Daily Record)

Hearts manager Gary Locke, whose team are 13 points adrift at the foot of the Scottish Premiership table, insists defeat is not an option when they visit second-bottom Kilmarnock on Saturday. (Daily Express)


Glasgow Warriors' forward Jonny Gray is being tipped to join his brother Richie in the next 40-man Scotland training squad. (Daily Mail, Herald)