Scottish Gossip: World Cup games in Scotland, Charlie Mulgrew, Lee Wallace

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

SFA chief executive Stewart Regan believes Scotland could host World Cup matches as part of a future British bid, with new Fifa president Gianni Infantino keen on 'regions' hosting the tournament in future. (Mail on Sunday)

Charlie Mulgrew has resumed contract talks with Celtic and is close to agreeing a new deal with the Scottish champions. (Mail on Sunday)

Scotland manage Gordon Strachan insists there is an international future for Rangers captain Lee Wallace, who was overlooked for this month's friendly matches. (Various)

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes is challenging his players to take inspiration from Kenny McLean's call-up and force their way into the Scotland squad. (Sunday Express)

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has assured his Championship topping squad they will be given a chance to shine in the top flight next season, saying he aims to bring in four to six new faces over the summer. (Sunday Express)

Rangers have conceded six goals in their last two league matches but Warburton thinks criticism of his defenders is harsh, saying responsibility lies with the whole team. (Various)

Midfielder Shaun Maloney says Scotland must remain focused on attack to end their long exile from a major tournament. (Sunday Express)

Experienced midfielder Darren Fletcher says the return of Robert Snodgrass from long term injury is "a breath of fresh" air for Scotland. (Mail on Sunday)

Scotland captain Scott Brown
Scott Brown will win his 50th cap at Hampden on Tuesday

Scotland captain Scott Brown will win his 50th cap against Denmark on Tuesday, with Celtic and international team-mate Charlie Mulgrew saying the midfielder has the quality to "drag people with him". (Various)

"It feels as if anybody can get a try-out with the national side in certain areas," says former Scotland defender Gordon McQueen on the call-up for Leeds defender Liam Cooper. (Scotland on Sunday)

Full-back James Tavernier insists Rangers will not alter their game plan when taking on Celtic in the Scottish Cup, saying the champions will need to adapt to them. (Sunday Mail)

Hibs striker Jason Cummings, preparing for Scotland's U21 clash with Northern Ireland next week, says he has already forgotten an astonishing close-range miss against Raith Rovers from last weekend. (Various)

Frederic Frans talks of the mayhem in his native Belgium when has was at home during the Brussels attacks, with the Partick Thistle defender saying Scotland is his safe haven. (Sunday Mail)

Neil Lennon admits he was stunned when he found out the wage bill at Bolton was bigger than the one he had managed at Celtic. (Sunday Mail)

Former Falkirk midfielder Scott Arfield made his international debut for Canada in a 3-0 defeat to Mexico watched by over 54,000 fans in Vancouver. (Sunday Mail)

Dutch legend Johan Cruyff played at Hampden, Celtic Park and Ibrox but his last competitive appearance in Scotland was against St Mirren, with Tony Fitzpatrick recalling his man-marking role against one of the game's icons. (Scotland on Sunday)

OTHER GOSSIP

Track cycling superstar Chris Hoy is backing Scotland's Callum Skinner to win an Olympic gold in the team sprint later this year. (Scotland on Sunday)

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