Scottish Gossip: Celtic, League Cup, Aberdeen, Hearts, Stuart Hogg

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic captain Scott Brown, basking in the glory of Sunday's Betfred Cup final 3-0 win over Aberdeen, believes that the team can win every game they play as the Premiership leaders eye the domestic treble. (Scotsman)

After holding aloft Celtic's 100th major trophy, Brown says he will never grow tired of lifting cups. (Daily Record)

If Celtic can win the Scottish Cup in May and keep hold of their league lead, Brendan Rodgers will follow in the footsteps of Jock Stein and Martin O'Neill in guiding Celtic to the treble. (Daily Record)

However, Rodgers is playing down speculation about Celtic winning their fourth domestic clean sweep. (Herald)

Celtic captain Scott Brown leads the celebrations at Hampden
Celtic captain Scott Brown leads the celebrations at Hampden

Rodgers says it's "important for the club" that Celtic now start working towards their second century of trophies. (Daily Mail)

Aberdeen captain Ryan Jack promises that the Dons won't fall apart after being outplayed at Hampden and, with six months of the season remaining, have plenty of time to bounce back.(Sun)

Dons boss Derek McInnes feels "there's no disgrace losing to Celtic" and is sure that his team can get back to Hampden "hopefully for the Scottish Cup". (Daily Record)

Hearts defender John Souttar admits he wouldn't like to play against his team's imposing forward Bjorn Johnsen, describing him as "a handful". Souttar adds: "He has plenty of qualities, he's a big lad with an eye for goal, but he works really hard for the team." (Sun)

Hearts forward Bjorn Johnsen
Bjorn Johnsen was too much for Motherwell to handle at Tynecastle on Saturday

OTHER GOSSIP

With two wins out of three in the autumn Tests, Scotland's try-scoring full-back Stuart Hogg feels the time is right for the national team to make a big impact in the 2017 Six Nations. (Daily Express)

The last time Scotland won all three autumn Tests was in 2002 when they beat Romania, South Africa and Fiji, but although only the width of a post prevented Scotland beating Australia at Murrayfield earlier this month in the first of their trio of Tests, head coach Vern Cotter warns that the team have "so often had a good autumn and then a poor Six Nations". (Daily Telegraph)

After a 68-minute Scottish Open Grand Prix badminton final, Scotland's Adam Hall and English partner Peter Mills lost out to Danish top seeds Mathias Christiansen and David Daugard. (Herald)

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