Monday's Scottish gossip

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Ahead of Celtic's Europa League opening match against FC Salzburg, Belgian defender Jason Denayer reckons his team can win the tournament. (Various)

Former St Johnstone midfielder Attila Sekerlioglu claims his fellow Austrians think beating Celtic will be easy. (The Sun)

Salzburg manager Adi Hutter admits his team are suffering from "anxiety" as they suffered a third consecutive defeat. (Daily Express)

Celtic winger Aleksander Tonev denies racially abusing Aberdeen defender Shay Logan. (Various)

Winger James Forrest faces another month on the sidelines with an injured hamstring. (Various)

Former Rangers captain Fernando Ricksen, 38, who is suffering from motor neurone disease, says he believes he can live to the age of 55. (Daily Record)

Aberdeen striker David Goodwillie reveals his ambition is to work his way back into the Scotland team - it's three years since he won the last of his three caps. (The Sun)

Rangers defender Darren McGregor is sure his team-mate Kris Boyd will score between 30 and 40 goals this season. (Various)

Following a bruising match against Inverness on Saturday, Partick Thistle attacker Kallum Higginbotham argues that he "doesn't mind a bit of rough treatment". (Daily Mail)

Former Scotland striker Garry O'Connor struggled for Selkirk in their Scottish Cup match against Bo'ness United and was taunted by a section of the opposition fans. (Daily Mail)


Glasgow Warriors, buoyant after their win over Cardiff Blues in Wales on Sunday in the Pro 12, had a further boost at the weekend when captain Al Kellock continued his return from injury by emerging unscathed from playing for Hawks against Gala. (Daily Express)

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