Scottish Gossip: Hibs, Rangers, Stubbs, Allan, Celtic

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Hibernian fear that manager Alan Stubbs could quit the Easter Road club if midfielder Scott Allan is sold to Championship rivals Rangers.

Full story: Scottish Sun

Allan's submitted transfer request won't change Hibs' resolve as they seek to retain the player after rejecting two bids from Rangers. (Various)

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has urged his team to become "kings of their castle" by making Celtic Park a fortress for the Champions League qualifier against Qarabag. (Various)

Qarabag boss Gurban Gurbanov has expressed concern that his travel-weary players will struggle to hit the ground running in the first leg of their Champions League qualifier in Glasgow. (Various)

Qarabag boss Gurban Gurbanov
Gurban Gurbanov says his Qarabag players are tired following their Champions League travels

Dundee United's new signing Rodney Sneidjer says he snubbed a move to Galatasaray - where brother Wesley plies his trade - in order to make his own name in Scotland's top flight. (Various)

Celtic captain Scott Brown needs to keep a clear head in their Champions League qualifier and help steer Nadir Ciftci clear of trouble, according to the club's former striker Chris Sutton.

Full story: Daily Record

Derek McInnes believes scoring an away goal could prove crucial to Aberdeen's chances of progressing in the Europa League at Kairat Almaty's expense. (Various)

Injury-plagued winger Derk Boerrigter faces an uncertain future at Celtic and is "looking for other options" as he struggles to break into the first-team, according to Ronny Deila.

Full story: Daily Record

Robbie Neilson says he picked up some great tips from Everton boss Roberto Martinez following Hearts' friendly defeat at Tynecastle.

Nigerian international defender Juwon Oshaniwa
Juwon Oshaniwa is preparing for life at Premiership new boys Hearts

Full story: Scottish Sun

Nigerian international defender Juwon Oshaniwa is expected in Scotland within 48 hours after receiving clearance to seal his protracted move to Hearts.

Full story: Daily Express

Inverness CT have agreed terms with Congo international Andrea Mbuyi-Mutombo after the midfielder's successful trial spell at the club.

Full story: Daily Express

Hamilton Accies boss Martin Canning insists being written off as Premiership relegation candidates will only serve to motivate his players. (Various)

Kilmarnock have taken Arsenal's Greek left-back Elias Chatzitheodoridis on trial.

Full story: Daily Express

Crystal Palace are preparing to offload Scotland midfielder Barry Bannan after the 25-year-old was omitted from the club's squad for the pre-season trip to South Africa.

Full story: Daily Record

Ross County's new signing Jackson Irvine hopes to make his debut against former club Celtic when the season gets under way on Saturday. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scottish steeplechaser Lennie Waite has criticised UK Athletics over her omission from the GB squad for the World Championships in Beijing.

Full story: Daily Record

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