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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic captain Scott Brown is "certain" that his team will hold off Aberdeen and make it five titles in a row. (Various)

Kilmarnock are to interview former Birmingham and Huddersfield manager Lee Clark and Mark Cooper, formerly in charge at Peterborough and Swindon. (Daily Express)

Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson will allow departing striker Osman Sow to decide if he wants to play in Sunday's Scottish Cup clash with Hibs. (Various)

And Neilson, in the second of a three-year contract, says he is in hurry to sort out a new deal at Tynecastle. (Various)

Rangers boss Mark Warburton is determined to beat Kilmarnock in the Scottish Cup because he's fed up hearing about the League Cup loss to top flight St Johnstone. (Various)

Celtic rejected a loan bid for left-back Emilio Izaguirre from Spanish side Getafe on deadline day. (Sun)

Defender Ash Taylor says Aberdeen are gunning for revenge against St Johnstone after a 5-1 thumping from Saints at Pittodrie earlier this season. (Various)

New Celtic loan signing Patrick Roberts marked his 19th birthday with three assists and a goal in a development game against Motherwell yesterday. (Daily Record)

Former Celtic striker John Hartson reckons manager Ronny Deila is "out of his depth" at the Scottish champions. (Sun)

Dundee United have been hit by an outbreak of flu ahead of today's Scottish Cup match with Partick Thistle. (The National)

East Kilbride captain Barry Russell warns Celtic not to rest their top players for Sunday's Scottish Cup meeting. (Herald)

OTHER GOSSIP

Former Scotland star John Jeffrey is calling for calm heads not brave hearts against England in today's Calcutta Cup clash at Murrayfield. (Sun)

Scotland will not waste energy attempting to wind up volatile England captain Dylan Hartley, according to assistant coach Nathan Hines. (Scotsman)

Scotland managed a first win over England at under-20 level last night, with a 24-6 success at Broadwood. (Various)

Former captain Al Kellock reckons a settled Scotland squad has a real chance of upsetting England today. (Herald)

Former England coach Sir Clive Woodward says the pressure is on Scotland and makes the visitors "clear favourites" for victory. (Daily Mail)

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