Scottish Gossip: Russell Martin, Barry Ferguson, Kenny Dalglish on Scotland

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After Thursday's 2-2 draw with Poland at Hampden ended Scotland's hopes of reaching the finals of Euro 2016, Poland defender Kamil Glik "would applaud the Scots for the way they played". (Various)

The Scottish Football Association will give Gordon Strachan time to consider if he wants to remain in charge of the national team. Strachan's contract runs out next month. (Sun)

Former Scotland boss Alex McLeish is convinced Strachan will not quit, while Scotland's record scorer Kenny Dalglish thinks there is no-one better to lead the team. (Various)

Scotland defender Russell Martin is certain that the qualifying campaign was most badly damaged by the defeat to Georgia in Tbilisi, rather than Robert Lewandowski's last-gasp leveller in Glasgow. (Various)

Ex-Scotland midfielder Barry Ferguson says he doesn't care "if the SFA have to handcuff him to the home dugout", but they must do all they can to ensure Strachan remains in the job. (Daily Record)

Former Hearts player Grant Murray has taken up a coaching role at Edinburgh rivals Hibernian. (Sun)

Scotland Under-21s' Ryan Gauld admits he has a bit to do to catch up with the technical ability of the players in the Sporting Lisbon first team as he tries to establish himself as a first pick. (Various)


Scotland assistant coach Duncan Hodge believes the team will need to take the fight to Samoa in Newcastle on Saturday afternoon to clinch a place in the World Cup quarter-finals. (Sun)

But Hodge is confident that with a full week of training behind them and a full squad to choose from they go in to the match in good shape. (Herald)

Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg says the rugby team can lift the mood of the nation following the Euro 2016 disappointment by reaching the last eight. (Daily Mail)

Former British and Irish Lion Andy Nicol says the current Scotland back line is "probably the best and most attack-minded" since 1999. (Daily Mail)

Edinburgh boxer John McCallum is disappointed in former world champion Ricky Burns for sparring in London with his opponent for next Saturday's British title eliminator, Leon McKenzie. (Daily Record)

Glasgow golfer Marc Warren thinks birdying three of the last four holes after suffering an early double bogey at the British Masters at Woburn shows how much he has improved the mental side of his game. (Daily Record)

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