Friday's Scottish gossip

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Canager Ronny Deila maintains his belief Celtic can progress to the next round of the Europa League following their 3-3 first-leg draw with Inter Milan in Glasgow on Thursday. (Herald)external-link

And Deila admits Celtic would already be out of the competition had it not been for goalkeeper Craig Gordon, who was at fault for one of Inter's goals at Celtic Park. (Sun, print edition)

St Mirren manager Gary Teale hopes a platform can be found that would allow referees to own up to mistakes.(Herald)external-link

St Mirren manager Gary Teale
Teale wants better communication with referees

Hamilton Academical's Grant Gillespie believes his side can repeat their surprise win at Celtic Park in October when they return to Glasgow to face the Scottish Premiership leaders on Sunday. (Daily Record, print edition)

Retired policewoman Elaine Kane, who was on duty during the Hampden riot of 1980 which preceded the ban on alcohol at football grounds, does not believe the ban should be lifted.(Daily Record)external-link

Caretaker manager Kenny McDowall has dismissed suggestions Rangers would benefit from another year in the Scottish Championship. (Daily Mail, print edition)

Rangers caretaker manger Kenny McDowall
McDowall's Rangers are on a run of three straight defeats

And McDowall believes Rangers must get promoted by any means this season. (Daily Express)external-link

Hibernian manager Alan Stubbs feels all the pressure is on Rangers to secure the runners-up spot in the Championship. (Daily Record, print edition)

Meanwhile, Hibs' teenage forward Lewis Allan has joined Dunfermline on loan until the end of the season.(Herald)external-link


Scottish hurdler Eilidh Child is likely to miss the upcoming European Indoor Championships to focus on winning a world title this summer. (Herald, print edition)

Eilidh Child
Child won silver for Scotland in last year's Commonwealth Games