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The passion of the Scotland players to appear in the friendly international against England at Celtic Park on Tuesday evening has forced Scotland manager Gordon Strachan to reconsider how he approaches the match. (Various)

Scotland midfielder Scott Brown goes out his way to underline "how special" the game is to him and his team-mates, suggesting the England players "have this sense of superiority that comes with thinking how much better they are than us". (Daily Record)

England boss Roy Hodgson is expecting to see a "classic game of football". (Various)

Hodgson says the one memory that sticks in his mind of matches between the two nations over the years is Jim Baxter in his prime in the 3-2 win for Scotland at Wembley in 1967. (Various)

All police leave in Glasgow has been cancelled and reinforcements have been called in from Dundee and Edinburgh ahead of Scotland's match against England. (The Times)

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan and Chris Martin
Scotland manager Gordon Strachan is expected to choose Chris Martin as his replacement for Steven Fletcher

Derby County's Suffolk-born striker Chris Martin hopes to make his Celtic-supporting Scottish father, Gerry, proud if, as expected, he replaces Steven Fletcher in the starting line-up for Scotland. (Various)

Former Celtic and Blackburn Rovers striker Chris Sutton calls the current England side "underwhelming" and laments the high number of foreign players in the top league in England. (Daily Mail)

England captain Wayne Rooney doesn't rule out ending his career at Celtic, a team he began to follow through his friendship with former Celtic defender Alan Stubbs. (Various)

Prosecutors at Glasgow Sheriff Court claim Craig Whyte hatched a £22m plot to swindle former Rangers owner David Murray into selling the club to him. (The Sun)


Scotland assistant coach Matt Taylor warns that Tonga, the third of Scotland's opponents in the autumn Tests, are a better team now than they were when they beat the Scots at Pittodrie two years ago. (Various)

Sean Lamont, capped 90 times so far by Scotland, says that Tonga defeat was "the most horrendous" of his career. (Daily Mail)

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