Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Gordon, Rangers, Hibs, Stubbs

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon insists the Scottish Premiership leaders are up for a title scrap with nearest challengers Aberdeen.(Daily Record)external-link

Gordon has welcomed the prospect of a battle with the Dons to win the division. (Daily Mail)external-link

Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson says he would be happy to have to deal with the pressure Celtic manager Ronny Deila is under if it meant the Tynecastle side were top of the league.(Sun)external-link

Robbie Neilson and Ronny Deila
Neilson (left) is preparing his Hearts side to host Deila's Celtic on Sunday

Rangers forward Kenny Miller insists he and his team-mates are ignoring Hibernian manager Alan Stubbs' Scottish Championship title talk, insisting the Ibrox side are fully focused on Monday's meeting between the sides. (Daily Record)external-link

Miller insists Stubbs' mind games don't interest him.(Daily Mail)external-link

Stubbs says Rangers manager Mark Warburton cannot bring himself to mention Hibs by name. (Scotsman)external-link

Meanwhile, Stubbs has thanked the Rangers fans for their support during his battle with cancer when he was a Celtic player.(Daily Record)external-link

Alan Stubbs and Mark Warburton
Stubbs and Warburton are getting ready for a top of the table meeting on Monday

Rangers will target three new players in the January transfer window. (Scotsman)external-link

And the Ibrox side will look to do their business early in the window.(Herald)external-link

OTHER GOSSIP

Scottish tennis playing brothers Andy and Jamie Murray quickly moved on from seasonal headgear snapsexternal-link to their football shirt presents.external-link

Andy and Jamie Murray
The Murray brothers appear to have hit the spot with each other's gifts

Scotland rugby head coach Vern Cotter wants BBC Sports Personality of the Year runner-up Kevin Sinfield to switch codes to union and play for his side, with the Yorkshire Carnegie player having a Scottish mother. (Sun)external-link