Scottish Gossip: Malmo boss Age Hareide seeks revenge on Celtic

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic's Swedish defender Mikael Lustig says the team must beat Malmo in Glasgow in the Champions League play-off round because the Swedes are strong on their own patch. (Various)

Malmo boss Age Hareide is on a mission to avenge the Champions League qualifying defeat by Celtic three years ago when he was manager of Helsingborgs. (The Sun)

Hareide hopes to glean some information on Celtic from his top scorer this season, Jo Inge Berget, who was on loan with Ronnie Deila's side from Cardiff last season. (Daily Mail)

Age Hareide
Age Hareide was in the dugout at Celtic Park when his Helsingborgs side were beaten by Celtic in a Champions League play-off in 2012

Celtic winger Gary Mackay-Steven's appetite for Champions League football has been whetted by his days as a youth player at Liverpool, when he savoured the big European nights from the stand at Anfield. (Various)

Malmo will have the backing of a church congregation in Africa because the father of the Swedes' Ghanaian midfielder Enoch Kofi Adu is the founder of the country's Christ Gospel Mission. (The Sun)

Ross Draper urges his Inverness Caledonian Thistle team-mates to use defender Gary Warren as an inspiration - Warren suffered a leg break against Motherwell on the opening day of the domestic season. (Scotsman)

Mark Warburton insists his Rangers team must be sharper, despite their 3-1 win over St Mirren in the Championship curtain-raiser at Ibrox on Friday evening. (Various)

Partick Thistle defender Jack Hendry, 20, won't have the chance to impress the coaches at Everton who had invited him down for a trial, because Jags manager Alan Archibald now wants to use him in the first team after he impressed when he came on to replace Frederick Frans last week. (Daily Record)

Motherwell defender Stephen McManus
Motherwell defender Stephen McManus found last season's play-off final stressful partly because some backroom employees depended on Well's Premiership survival to keep their jobs

Kilmarnock manager Gary Locke says Craig Samson is correct to see himself as a first-choice goalkeeper, despite having brought in Jamie MacDonald to replace him. Samson has left Killie by mutual consent. (Daily Record)

After the tension of Motherwell's Premiership final play-off victory over Rangers at the end of last season, defender Stephen McManus is looking forward to less tense matches at Fir Park. (Daily Mail)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scottish Rugby Union's annual general meeting on Saturday will reveal record turnover of £44.2m, with debts of under £10m. Five years ago the turnover was £33.6m.