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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Inverness CT continue to deny that Hibernian have made an approach for manager Terry Butcher. (Various)

Hibs legend John Brownlie may form part of Butcher's backroom team if the Caley Thistle boss moves to Easter Road. (Scotsman)

Inverness midfielder Nick Ross will be stunned if Butcher leaves after building a team that leaves Hibs in their shadow. (Daily Express)

Meanwhile, the Daily Record say Inverness are resigned to losing their manager and will demand that Butcher is not in the home dugout when they visit Easter Road on Saturday.

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan is tipping former team Celtic to win their next Champions League matches against Ajax and AC Milan. (Various)

Celtic winger Derk Boerrigter has declared himself fit to face former club Ajax on Wednesday evening. (Various)

Celtic are keeping tabs on Chinese international midfielder Zhang Xizhe. (Daily Mail)

Kilmarnock's Reuben Gabriel has been called up for Nigeria's World Cup play-off with Ethiopia despite never having kicked a ball for the Rugby Park first team. (Daily Mail)

Rangers have scheduled their eagerly anticipated annual general meeting for 18 December. (Various)

Former full-back Robbie Nielson is back at Hearts as player development and U20 coach, leaving East Fife to take up the post. (Various)

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar thinks Celtic's Fraser Forster can be first pick for England. (Daily Record)

Derek Riordan is to start training at Alloa Athletic as the former Hibs and Celtic forward looks to kick-start his career. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland will show Japan "total respect" at Murrayfield on Saturday, with centre Matt Scott expecting a tough contest. (Daily Express)

World curling champion Eve Muirhead lost out 7-5 to Canada's Rachel Homan in the Masters final in British Columbia. (Daily Record)

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