Scottish Gossip: Kilbane slams 'arrogant' Scotland, Allan starts Aberdeen mind games

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Former Republic of Ireland international Kevin Kilbane said Scotland were too arrogant ahead of their defeat to Georgia. He said: "I think they thought they had almost qualified by getting the point against us in the Aviva. (Sun)

Polish FA president Zbigniew Boniek says his country will be able to pick Scotland off next month, because they will have to go all out attack at Hampden. (Daily Star - print edition)

Derek Riordan is back training with Hibs, and the 32-year-old has not given up hope of signing for his boyhood heroes for a third time. (Daily Record)

Scott Allan has urged Celtic to deliver an early psychological blow to Aberdeen's hopes of mounting a title challenge when the two meet at Pittodrie on Saturday. Allan believes a win for Ronny Deila's men will demoralise Derek McInnes' side. (Daily Mail)

Former Celtic goalkeeper Pat Bonner says it's now or never for Aberdeen if they are to pose a serious threat to the Parkhead side. He said: "If Aberdeen are to do something, now is absolutely the time to do it." (Daily Mail)

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes meanwhile has urged his men to end their Celtic hoodoo. The Dons lost four games out of four against them last season and McInnes admitted: "That doesn't sit well with us." (Sun - print edition)

Jock Stein died 30 years ago today
Jock Stein died 30 years ago today

Former Hearts and Celtic defender Steven Pressley has taken up a short-term coaching role at English non-league outfit Kidderminster Harriers. (Daily Mail - print edition)

Scottish football fans will today pay tribute to legendary manager Jock Stein, who died 30 years ago today during Scotland's 1-1 draw with Wales at Ninian Park which took Scotland to the 1986 World Cup play-offs. (Various)

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