Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Aberdeen, Maribor, Dundee

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Brendan Rodgers has sought to reassure Celtic supporters that his young squad are good enough to earn a place in the group stage of the Champions League. (Various)

Striker Moussa Dembele saved Celtic's Champions League dream after Brendan Rodgers pleaded with him to score his first goal. (Scottish Sun)

Following their Champions League qualifying victory over Astana, Celtic will face Dinamo Zagreb, Ludogorets Razgrad, FC Copenhagen, Hapoel Be'er Sheva or Dundalk in the play-off for a place in the group stage. (Various)

Aberdeen have been rocked by news that Jonny Hayes is out of the Dons' Europa League third qualifying round second leg against Maribor. (Various)

Dundee could quit Dens Park after 117 years and move to a new stadium on the outskirts of the city. (Various)

Scotland striker Ross McCormack will complete his £14m move to Aston Villa later after agreeing a four-year deal and switch from Fulham. (Various)

Celtic striker Moussa Dembele
Moussa Dembele scored his first Celtic goal to send them through to the play-off round

Hearts captain Alim Ozturk has dismissed criticism of manager Robbie Neilson following the Edinburgh side's Europa League exit. (Scottish Sun)

League Two outfit Edinburgh City aim to unite the city this season by attracting supporters of Hibs and Hearts to their games this season. (Scottish Sun)

Dundee United are weighing up a move for Peterhead striker Rory McAllister but the League One outfit hope to keep their forward. (Various)

Robbie Neilson is confident his Hearts side have the attacking options to cause opposition Premiership defences problems this season. (Various)

Kilmarnock boss Lee Clark believes straight talking can steer his side to a successful season in Scotland's top flight. (Daily Record)

Mark Warburton says Rangers will have to adapt to the "next level" of demands as they prepare for the Scottish Premiership campaign. (The National)

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes is unfazed by Europa League opponents Maribor labelling the Dons "long ball merchants". (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Andy Murray says he is "honoured" to have been chosen to carry the flag for Great Britain at Friday's Rio 2016 opening ceremony. (Various)

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