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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

KR Reykjavik striker Gary Martin, who will face Celtic in Tuesday's Champions League qualifier, believes the Scottish champions are weaker following the departure of manager Neil Lennon, who has been replaced by Ronny Deila. Sunday Mail (print edition)

Martin's teammate Farid Zato - nicknamed the 'Train from Togo' - is desperate to derail Celtic's European ambitions. Scotland on Sunday

Celtic manager Ronny Deila
Deila takes charge of his first competitive Celtic match on Tuesday in Iceland

Meanwhile, Deila insists his priority is to guide Celtic through the second qualifying round, rather than changing the team's style of play at this stage.Daily Mail

England World Cup squad member Fraser Forster is relishing the challenge of holding on to the Celtic goalkeeping spot following the recent signing of Scotland international Craig Gordon.Sunday Express

Striker Stevie May could miss St Johnstone's Europa League second qualifying round first leg against Luzern in Switzerland after sitting out Saturday's friendly draw with Raith Rovers with a thigh problem. Scottish Sun (print edition)

Manager Stuart McCall is determined to lead Motherwell to home victory over Stjarnan on Thursday to take a lead into the second leg of the Europa League second qualifying round. Sunday Express (print edition)

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has warned his players not to get caught on the counter attack in Thursday's Europa League second qualifying round first leg against Groningen at Pittodrie.Sunday Herald

Former Rangers midfielder Christian Nerlinger has turned down the offer to become the Ibrox club's football operations officer. Mail on Sunday

Rangers goalkeeper Cammy Bell believes playing in the Scottish Championship this coming season can secure him a place in Gordon Strachan's Scotland squad.Sunday Express

Kenny Miller, beginning his third spell at Rangers, is determined to win one more Scottish top flight title with the Ibrox side before he retires. Mail Online

OTHER GOSSIP

Joint-leader Marc Warren admits he will have to play the round of his life to win the Scottish Open at Royal Aberdeen. Sunday Mail (print edition)

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