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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Terry Butcher is backing John Hughes to be a success in replacing him as the new manager of Inverness Caledonian Thistle. (Various)

John O'Neil, who played with and for John Hughes, says Inverness CT players can forget any idea that they will be in for a quieter time with their new manager. (Sun)

Celtic will need to fork out £6m if they want to sign Huddersfield striker James Vaughan. (Daily Express)

Celtic boss Neil Lennon may bid again for Peterborough striker Lee Tomlin, having had three offers rebuffed in August. (Daily Express)

St Johnstone defender Steven Anderson may feature over the festive period after dislocating his thumb nine weeks ago. (Various)

Former Hibs forward Derek Riordan is warning Hearts midfielder Ryan Stevenson against a potentially lucrative January move to China. (Sun)

And Stevenson is a doubt for the weekend meeting with Dundee United having suffered a hamstring injury in the 7-0 mauling from Celtic. (Sun)

Hibernian striker Ross Caldwell has apologised to manager Terry Butcher after refusing a handshake on being withdrawn after coming on as a substitute in the Scottish Cup win at Ross County. (Various)

Celtic are planning football and commercial links with Dutch club Groningen and US club Jacksonville NASL. (Sun)

The group of four shareholders hoping to win places on Rangers' board have drafted a "constitution" with eight key promises, including a pledge to never sell Ibrox stadium. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland and Glasgow winger Sean Lamont is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines with ligament damage. (Various)

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