Scottish Gossip: Scott Brown, Scotland, England, Oliver Burke

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic midfielder Scott Brown, who limped off against Inverness CT on Saturday, has declared himself fit for Scotland's match against England at Wembley on Friday. (Daily Record)

Former Rangers defender Richard Gough, who won 61 caps, played in three major finals and scored a winner against England, backs Scott Brown's change of heart about playing for his country and reveals that the Scotland boss back in 1993, Andy Roxburgh, did not pick him again even after he had changed his mind about retiring from international football. (Sun)

"Spoon-bender" Uri Geller wants to make up for his "intervention" in 1996, when England beat Scotland at the European Championships, by helping Gordon Strachan's men defeat the Auld Enemy. (Daily Record)

Hearts defender Callum Paterson tries to keep pace with Liverpool's Raheem Sterling in their Europa League play-off in 2012
Hearts defender Callum Paterson tries to keep pace with Liverpool's Raheem Sterling in their Europa League play-off in 2012

Hearts right-back Callum Paterson can't wait to renew hostilities with Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling when Scotland face England - four years on from their battle at Tynecastle. (National)

Former Wales striker John Hartson describes as "ridiculous" the comparisons some people have made between Scotland winger Oliver Burke and Real Madrid's Welsh star Gareth Bale. "He has potential but that's all it is," says Hartson. "He's a good, young player and he is exciting. His physical presence is fantastic and he is quick. But he's got to be allowed to develop...comparing him to Gareth Bale is totally wrong." (Daily Mail)

Spurs star Dele Alli has been ruled out of Friday's World Cup qualifier with a twisted knee - he missed Sunday's north London derby.(Sun)

Ross County defender Andrew Davies is confident "the table will change very quickly" if bottom-of-the-league Staggies can take into other games the level of performance they showed against Rangers on Sunday. (Press and Journal)

Robbie Winters helped East Kilbride to their 27th win on the trot on Saturday
Robbie Winters helped East Kilbride to their 27th win on the trot on Saturday

Rangers manager Mark Warburton feels his players were "sloppy" in the 1-1 draw in Dingwall. (Scotsman)

Former Ajax favourite Edwin van der Sar tells the East Kilbride squad "we hope you had a good party" after the Lowland League side's 27th consecutive victory surpassed the great Dutch side's tally of the 1970s. (Daily Record)

Coach Eddie Wolecki Black, 51, is suing Airdrie after he suffered a ­half-time stroke at a match and was later sacked. He claims the club said they would honour his two-and-a-half-year verbal contract he had agreed in December 2015. (Daily Record)

Patience is Leigh Griffiths's key asset as he bids his time to become first-choice striker for Celtic and Scotland. (National)

OTHER GOSSIP

Newly crowned world number one Andy Murray will be aiming for his ninth title of the season when he plays at the ATP World Tour Finals at London's O2 next week. (Daily Mail)

"I don't really know if it's sunk in or not" - Murray on being the best male tennis player in the world. (Daily Express)

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