Scottish Gossip: Griffiths eyes Scotland place, Quinn blow for Ross County

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths wants to use the Europa League as a springboard to force his way into the starting XI for Scotland. (Various)

Ajax boss Ronald de Boer claims Dutch fans don't care about Celtic any more because Scotland's top flight is a one-horse race without Rangers. (Various)

Manager Ronny Deila admits Celtic are in a "bad period" and is urging his players and supporters to "stick together". (Sun)

Ajax striker Yaya Sanogo, on loan from Arsenal, is a doubt for Thursday's Europa League tie with Celtic due to a groin strain. (Daily Record)

Last night's 1-0 win over Hamilton proves table-toppers Aberdeen have the mental strength to dig out results and win ugly, says manager Derek McInnes. (Daily Record)

Ross County midfielder Rocco Quinn has been ruled out for six weeks with a hamstring injury. (Daily Mail)

Assistant manager Simon Donnelly insists the Dundee United board still has faith in the coaching staff but concedes the on-field decline must stop soon. (Various)

Dundee hope defender James McPake can shrug off a hip knock in time for Sunday's league meeting with Celtic. (Daily Express)

Hibs striker James Keatings
Hibs striker James Keatings was injured in Saturday's 3-0 win over Alloa

Joe Shaughnessy says he is enjoying his return to central defence at St Johnstone after a spell at full-back with former club Aberdeen. (Daily Express)

James Keatings is looking at a short recovery period after his latest injury setback. There were fears that the Hibernian striker had suffered another major hamstring tear but the problem is minor. (Various)

Rangers boss Mark Warburton will not go overboard in the January transfer window for fear of upsetting a successful dressing room. (Various)

Former Hibs midfielder Scott Robertson is training with Raith Rovers after cutting short his unhappy stint in Romania and says he has a new-found respect for foreign players arriving in Scotland. (Daily Express)

Former Falkirk boss Steven Pressley is favourite to take over at Peterborough United. (Herald)

Clyde have raked in nearly £2,000 for their part in the development of Steaua Bucharest striker Gregory Tade, with Forfar, Stranraer and Raith Rovers also receiving payments based on the Frenchman's early appearances. (Sun)

OTHER GOSSIP

Haile Gebrselassie will retire from running after bringing down the curtain on his illustrious career at the Great Scottish 10k in Glasgow on 4 October. (Various)

John Hardie says criticism of his 'parachuting' into Scotland's Rugby World Cup squad came as no surprise and he is fully focused on performing well at the tournament. (Various)

Scottish Rugby has promoted Dominic McKay to a new position of chief operating officer. (Various)

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