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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Wolves striker Leigh Griffiths has expressed disappointment at not being called up to the Scotland squad after three call-offs, with Kilmarnock's Kris Boyd earning a recall instead.

Full story: The Scotsman

USA midfielder Sacha Kljestan thinks Scotland will qualify for the Euro 2016 finals, the Anderlecht player remarking on their improvement between the American's 5-0 win in Florida in May 2012 and Friday's 0-0 draw at Hampden.

Full story: Daily Express (print edition)

Scotland defender Grant Hanley has warned that former Blackburn Rovers team-mate Morten Gamst Pederson will be Norway's major threat in Tuesday's friendly, the 32-year-old having come out of international retirement after joining Karabukspor in Turkey.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Everton forward Steven Naismith was delighted to see Sunderland's Steven Fletcher back in the Scotland starting line-up against USA despite it meaning that he lost his own starting place.

Full story: The Scotsman

Crystal Palace midfielder Barry Bannan has expressed his gratitude for the backing of both Gordon Strachan and the Tartan Army as he establishes himself as a key figure in the Scotland side after a difficult time at previous club Aston Villa.

Full story: The Scotsman

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has admitted that he has missed the drama of the Old Firm matches over the past 18 months and is looking forward to facing Rangers again in competition.

Full story: The Herald

Celtic manager Neil Lennon believes Celtic and Rangers have outgrown Scottish football and thinks a move to English football for the Glasgow clubs will happen eventually.

Full story: Daily Express

Celtic defender Efe Ambrose has vowed that Nigeria will light up the World Cup finals in Brazil after helping the African champions book their place in next year's event.

Full story: The Sun (print edition)

Celtic striker Georgios Samaras says Greece are not yet guaranteed a place at the World Cup finals in Brazil despite their 3-1 lead after the first leg of their play-off against Romania.

Full story: Daily Record (print edition)

Rangers winger Arnold Peralta has accused Brazil forward Neymar of being an actor after the Barcelona player posted pictures on social media of his bruises and said he "just about got out alive" after Honduras' 5-0 thrashing.

Full story: The Scotsman

The publisher of Sir Alex Ferguson's autobiography, Hodder and Stoughton, has agreed to refund a customer after as many as 45 factual errors were found in the former Manchester United and Aberdeen manager's new 402-page book My Autobiography.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Former Brann Bergen striker Robbie Winters says ex-Scotland manager Alex McLeish would be a good choice as the Norwegian club's new head coach and that his fellow Scot should grab the opportunity when he flies over for talks this week.

Full story: The Scotsman

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland flanker Al Strokosch thinks the side's 28-0 home defeat by South Africa suggests they have gone backwards since June's 30-17 loss in Nelspruit.

Full story: The Herald

Scotland fly-half Ruaridh Jackson admitted they had under-performed against South Africa and been left angry and frustrated with a lot to think about before facing Australia on Saturday.

Full story: The Scotsman

Stephen Gallacher's closing 66 at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai secured 19th spot in the Race to Dubai means the Scot has already qualified for the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool in July.

Full story: The Scotsman

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