Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Collins, Rangers, Andy Murray

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Legia Warsaw have joined forces with Celtic in a bid to drive through changes to Uefa's Champions and Europa League tournaments. (Sunday Mail)external-link

Celtic assistant manager John Collins insists the Scottish champions will continue to gamble on young home-grown players, even if it increases the risk of failure. (Sunday Express, print edition)

And Collins says individual errors and not the system Celtic play was to blame for their disappointments in Europe this season. (Sunday Herald)external-link

Celtic assistant manager John Collins
Collins has defended Celtic's approach in Europe

Collins insists manager Ronny Deila was right play an attacking style in Europe. (Mail on Sunday, print edition)

Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager John Hughes believes Celtic's inability to defend set pieces was the catalyst for his former club's failure to progress from their Europa League group. (Sunday Express, print edition)

Goalkeeper Craig Gordon admits Celtic are "probably a little bit too nice" and lack aggression. (Scotland on Sunday)external-link

Officials from Celtic are monitoring the security situation ahead of next month's final Europa League Group A fixture against Fenerbahce in Istanbul amid heightened tensions in Turkey. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson
Robbie Neilson's Hearts lost second place in the Premiership on Saturday

Though disappointed only to draw with Motherwell on Saturday, Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson says his side still have Premiership leaders Celtic in their sights. (Scotland on Sunday)external-link

Rangers, who beat St Mirren in Saturday's semi-final, hope the Scottish Challenge Cup final against Peterhead will be played at Hampden. (Sunday Mail)external-link

Meanwhile, Rangers manager Mark Warburton is content with his attacking options and will not seek to bring in a new striker during the January transfer window. (Sunday Herald)external-link

Warburton is the latest target for Fulham, who are still searching for a new boss after Kit Symons was sacked earlier this month. (Sunday Telegraph)external-link

Scotland women players Rachel Corsie and Leanne Crichton
Scotland women take on Macedonia on Sunday

Scotland women may be wearing a new strip in Sunday's Euro 2017 qualifier with Macedonia but Anna Signeul's side are hoping for the same result as they seek a fourth straight win in Group 1. (Sunday Herald)external-link


Andy Murray insists Great Britain are not Davis Cup champions yet after he and brother Jamie won Saturday's doubles rubber to put hosts Belgium 2-1 down in the tie. (Sunday Herald, print edition)

And Murray admits the nerves are building as he prepares to face David Goffin in Sunday's potentially decisive singles encounter. (Sunday Mail, print edition)

Jamie and Andy Murray
The Murray brothers beat Goffin and Steve Darcis on Saturday

Glasgow Warriors' late try scorer against Treviso, Adam Ashe, insists he knew the score would come in Friday's tense encounter at Scotstoun, which the Warriors won 13-6 in the end. (Sunday Express, print edition)

Scotland prop Alasdair Dickinson is eager to extend his stay with Edinburgh. (Sunday Herald)external-link

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