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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Striker Leigh Griffiths says he is on "very thin ice" at Celtic following his off-field misdemeanours and feared he would be sacked by the club he joined in January. (Sun)

Kilmarnock striker Kris Boyd, who has played in England, Turkey and the United States, says nine out of 10 players in Scotland are not as good as they think they are. (Various)

And Boyd, 30, insists he has not been approached about a summer move to former club Rangers. (Daily Record)

The Scotland striker also believes Celtic and Rangers are stifling the game with their guarded attitude towards the media. (Various)

Manager Neil Lennon is delighted three Celtic players are on the PFA Scotland player of the year list but thinks captain Scott Brown should be among the contenders. (Various)

Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk has no plans to leave the club after his first successful season in Glasgow. (Various)

Midfielder Paul McGowan is vowing to repay St Mirren for standing by him following his high-profile arrest by helping the Buddies avoid the relegation play-off. (Various)

Assistant manager Maurice Malpas is backing Hibs to handle the pressure of the post-split fixtures, calling on players to enjoy the final five games of what has been another disappointing season. (Scotsman)

Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton thinks St Johnstone's Tommy Wright should get the manager of the year award. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Former WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns has linked up with Essex trainer Tony Sims after his surprise split with Billy Nelson. (Various)

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