Scottish Gossip: Celtic eye Gary Hooper return, Rangers showboat

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Celtic have enquired about bringing striker Gary Hooper back on a loan deal from Norwich but the Canaries want a fee and the player's £32,000-a-week salary covered. Sunexternal-link - subscription required

Celtic must be more vigilant defensively or risk being "severely punished" by Malmo in their Champions League play-off, says striker Leigh Griffiths. (Various)

Malmo winger Vladimir Rodic reckons Celtic are not they force they once were, saying the Scottish champions are not as good as they were "two or three years ago". Daily Express, print edition

Alloa full-back Colin Hamilton thinks the showboating from Rangers substitute Nathan Oduwa at the tail end of a 5-1 victory was disrespectful. (Various)

Nathan Oduwa
Oduwa enjoyed his Rangers debut but his late tricks and flicks did not endear him to the Alloa players

Carlton Morris says he has plenty more to offer after marking his full Hamilton debut with a goal in Saturday's 4-0 win over Dundee United. Daily Express, print edition

Hibs boss Alan Stubbs believes Rangers held a secret meeting with Scott Allan in a bid to talk the midfielder out of his move from Easter Road to Celtic, which was completed on Friday night. (Sun)

Kilmarnock's Kallum Higginbotham says booing from fans did not bother him on his return to Partick Thistle and he has nothing but good memories of his time at Firhill. Heraldexternal-link - subscription required

Former Motherwell winger Jamie Murphy hopes his £2m move to Brighton will help earn him a Scotland call-up. Heraldexternal-link - subscription required

Scotland midfielder Robert Snodgrass is expected to make his Hull comeback next month after more than a year on the sidelines. Heraldexternal-link - subscription required

Hull's Allan McGregor dropped a terrible clanger to gift Wolves an equaliser in front of watching Scotland manager Gordon Strachan - 24 hours after signing a new goalkeeper's glove deal. (Various)


Andy Murray forced a total of 19 break points on Novak Djokovic's serve on his way to a 6-4 4-6 6-3 success in the Rogers Cup final in Montreal, ending an eight-match losing streak against the world number one. (Various)

Edinburgh prop Alan Dell is set for his Scotland debut in next weekend's World Cup warm-up Test against Italy in Turin. Heraldexternal-link - subscription required

Former Scotland skipper Andy Nicol thinks Grant Gilchrist outperformed fellow lock Jim Hamilton in the weekend loss to Ireland. Daily Mailexternal-link