Gossip column: Ciftci, Scepovic, Rangers, Hughes

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Dundee United striker Nadir Ciftci could face a Scottish Football Association investigation after he was accused of biting opponent Jim McAlister's leg in the Dundee derby. (The Sun, Daily Record)

Celtic manager Ronny Deila believes he already has the players to make an impact in the Champions League. (Various)

Striker Stefan Scepovic has been told by Deila that he has a future at the club. (Various)

Former Celtic manager Neil Lennon urges Deila to enjoy title-winning days as they "go very quickly". (The Sun)

Ibrox boss Stuart McCall hopes Motherwell's dismal record against Rangers continues into the Premiership play-off final - the Steelmen have not beaten Rangers in their last 39 outings, their last win coming in Boxing Day 2002. (Daily Express)

McCall calls on the fans to produce an atmosphere like a European night when they host Motherwell on Thursday. (Daily Record)

Motherwell skipper Keith Lasley plans to sever all contact with good friend McCall in the build-up to the match. (Various)

Teemu Pukki could be on his way back to Celtic after Danish side Brondby, where he has been on loan, said Celtic's asking price is too high. The Finn cost Celtic £3m when they bought him from Schalke in 2013 and he still has two years left on his contract. (Daily Record)

Inverness manager John Hughes, voted the Scottish Football Writers' manager of the year, has defends his decision to rest a host of first-team players for the heavy defeat by Celtic. Hughes wanted to keep his players fresh for Saturday's Scottish Cup final against Falkirk. (Daily Mail)

OTHER GOSSIP

Inverness heavyweight boxer Gary Cornish says people should take notice of him after he stopped Hungary's Zoltan Csala in four rounds in Glasgow on Saturday. (Daily Record)

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