Thursday's Scottish gossip

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Celtic boss Ronny Deila phoned Scott Brown regarding John Collins's appointment as his assistant and was told by his skipper that there's no problem - despite the pair falling out at Hibs.

John Collins is the perfect appointment as Celtic assistant boss, according to SFA performance director Mark Wotte.

Full story: Scottish Sun (print edition)

Defender Ifeoma Dieke has urged Scotland to go for goals against Northern Ireland tonight as they seek to get their World Cup qualification bid back on course following the defeat by Sweden.

Alan Stubbs
Alan Stubbs has been linked with the Hibernian managerial vacancy

Full story: Daily Record

Robbie Neilson says his Hearts players will be "desperate" to feature in the Championship opener against Rangers at Ibrox next season.

Full story: Daily Record

Striker Jordan Slew has issued a "come and get me" plea to Ross County after being transfer-listed by Blackburn Rovers.

Full story: Scottish Sun

Didier Agathe insists Hibs target Alan Stubbs has the capabilities to restore the club's fortunes on account of serving his apprenticeship under Martin O'Neill, David Moyes and Roberto Martinez.

Full story: Scottish Sun

Dundee defender Gary Irvine believes the Scottish Premiership new-boys must make Dens Park a fortress in order to retain their top-flight status. (Various)

Striker Tony Watt will hold talks with Celtic manager Ronny Deila to gauge whether he has a future at the club. (Various)


Grant Gilchrist will captain Scotland against Argentina because head coach Vern Cotter has been impressed by the lock's leadership qualities and his ability to "lead by example". (Various)