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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Hibs boss Terry Butcher has backed Fraser Forster to force his way into the England side. (Various)

Sunderland full-back Phil Bardsley will be called into the Scotland squad for next month's friendly against Poland - his first selection in Gordon Strachan reign. (Various)

Scotland goalkeeper Allan McGregor is relieved to be back playing for Hull following a "boring" three-game spell on the sidelines through suspension. (Sun)

Celtic are eyeing up a move for Portuguese keeper Ricardo, who has impressed for Academica this season, as a potential replacement for Fraser Forster. (Various)

Academica goalkeeper Ricardo
Ricardo: Celtic-bound should Fraser Forster move in the summer?

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes admits he is puzzled by Partick Thistle's poor home form in the Premiership this season. (Various)

Hamilton Accies boss Alex Neil is targeting promotion this season because next season's Championship will be even tougher to escape. (Various)

Former Celtic midfielder turned pundit Craig Burley has dismissed speculation linking manager Neil Lennon with Norwich. (Express)

Motherwell assistant boss Kenny Black has warned Dundee United they'll face a different side to the one that succumbed 4-0 when the clubs met in November. (Various)

Scotland fans have been warned that drinking too much alcohol in the friendly in Poland could see them end up in a "drunk tank" instead of watching the game in Warsaw. (Herald)

OTHER GOSSIP

Richie Gray admits "mixed emotions" over his Six Nations call up for Scotland ahead of the Italy clash as younger brother Jonny has lost his place on the bench. (Herald)

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