Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Forrest, Griffiths, Rangers, Warburton

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James Forrest and Leigh Griffiths have been urged to resist lucrative moves to England and fulfil their potential at Celtic. (Daily Express)

Deila has prioritised signing winger Forrest and striker Griffiths up on new deals. (Daily Mail)

But the Norwegian manager has been frustrated in his attempts to offer Forrest a new contract, having been unable to get in touch with the player's agent.(Scotsman)

Celtic winger James Forrest
Celtic wish to retain Forrest

Anthony Stokes has apologised to Deila in a desperate attempt to rescue his Celtic career, with the striker having recently been suspended following comments on social media. (Sun)

And Deila has told Stokes there is still a future for him at Celtic.(Evening Times)

As he prepares for his 100th league game as Aberdeen manager, Derek McInnes insists he will never stop aiming for the top. (The National)

Hibernian head coach Alan Stubbs believes justice has been done after John McGinn's weekend red card in the draw with Falkirk was downgraded to a yellow. (Daily Record)

Hibernian manager Alan Stubbs
Stubbs has January transfer window plans

And Stubbs has warned Scottish Championship title rivals Rangers he is ready to "pull a rabbit out of the hat" in next month's transfer window. (Herald)

Former Rangers captain Barry Ferguson backs calls for a 16-team top tier in Scottish football but believes it would not go down well if it was initiated for next season and his former club were seen to be benefitting from it more than others.(Daily Record)

Rangers director Paul Murray insists a "simple mistake" led to confusion over the repayment of a £5m loan to Sports Direct with the amount now deposited with the club's solicitors after previous claims the money had been repaid.(Scotsman)

Alex Rae has admitted he would be interested in speaking to St Mirren about their managerial vacancy.(Daily Record)

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