Scottish Gossip: Gordon Strachan, Scotland, World Cup, Neil Lennon, Vern Cotter

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Gordon Strachan's Scotland future will be thrashed out in talks with the Scottish Football Association hierarchy within the next few days. (The Mail on Sunday)

Members of the SFA board are thought to be unhappy with Scotland's poor start to the World Cup qualifying campaign. (Sunday Herald)

Even if Strachan decides he still has the appetite to continue as Scotland manager, the SFA may take the decision to sack him after a poor start to World Cup qualifying. (Sunday Mail)

Strachan must convince the SFA he can still lead Scotland to second place in their World Cup qualifying group during discussions this week to keep his job. (Sunday Times)

Strachan is alert to the growing clamour for change among supporters and will sit down with SFA chief executive Stewart Regan to discuss the next move. (Scotland on Sunday)

Darren Fletcher has urged Strachan not to walk away from the Scotland job. (Sunday Express)

Scotland assistant Mark McGhee says Strachan will not be considering his position as manager. (Sunday Mail)

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Gordon Strachan's future as Scotland manager is unclear

Callum Paterson believes it is "still all to play for" despite Scotland falling to fifth place in Group F. (Sunday Herald)

No other manager could get more out of the current crop of Scotland players than Gordon Strachan, according to Graeme Souness. (Sunday Times)

Niall McGinn believes Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has helped raise the appeal of the Scottish game to football fans across the world. (Sunday Mail)

Neil Lennon insists Jason Cummings possesses the hunger and ambition to make a success of his career but admits he's still trying to master the psychology which will make the Hibs striker play consistently to his potential. (The Mail on Sunday)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland head coach Vern Cotter admitted he did not think 'the best team won' after his side suffered another tantalising one-point defeat to Australia a year after the dramatic World Cup loss in London. (The Mail on Sunday)

Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw lamented his side's lack of luck in defeat to Australia, citing his failed conversion attempt which clipped the inside of the post. (Sunday Express)

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Scotland slipped to an agonising 23-22 defeat to Australia at Murrayfield

Huw Jones says his joy at scoring two tries and being named man of the match on his Murrayfield debut failed to soften the blow of losing 23-22 to the Wallabies. (Sunday Herald)

The form that saw Hamish Watson given a first Scotland start against Australia has prompted Harlequins and Northampton to declare an interest in signing the flanker when his Edinburgh contract expires in May. (Sunday Times)

Scotland coach Steve McCormack is hoping his team's historic Four Nations draw against New Zealand - the world's top-ranked team - will go some way towards achieving a breakthrough for rugby league north of the border. (Sunday Express)

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