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Striker Steven Fletcher, on target in last night's 2-2 draw with Poland, insists manager Gordon Strachan is "taking Scotland forward". (Daily Mail)

Matt Ritchie, Scotland's other goalscorer at Hampden, thinks the hosts "controlled the second half" and deserved to take three points from the Poles. (Sun)

Former Celtic and Scotland star Charlie Nicholas believes the national team must stick with Strachan after missing out on a play-off place for Euro 2016. (Daily Express)

Celtic midfielder Stefan Johansen admits he has been struggling with a back injury for the "last month or two". (Sun)

After a bright start to the season, Ross County are "on the verge of something special", according to defender Marcus Fraser. (Daily Record)

St Johnstone goalkeeper Zander Clark has signed a new two-year contract at McDiarmid Park. (Daily Record)

Hibernian chief executive Leeann Dempster is not surprised that manager Alan Stubbs is linked with other clubs but says there has been no approach from anyone. (Sun)

St Mirren manager Ian Murray thinks it is unfair that his side must meet Livingston in the Petrofac Training Cup this weekend with Luke Conlan and Lawrence Shankland away on international duty. (Sun)

Rangers winger Fraser Aird has no regrets after choosing Canada over Scotland and cannot wait to make his debut in a friendly against Ghana. (Herald)


Richie Gray will lead Scotland out against Samoa on Saturday as he wins his 50th cap but the lock will not be celebrating unless the team win to reach the World Cup quarter-finals. (Daily Mail)

Sean Lamont will make it to 100 caps if he comes off the bench at St James' Park, with fellow winger Sean Maitland saying it will be an honour to be part of the same team. (Sun)

Hooker Ross Ford and centre Matt Scott, both named in Vern Cotter's starting XV must pass return-to-play protocols before they can feature in Scotland's final Pool B match. (Scotsman)