Scottish Gossip: Rangers, Partick Thistle, Celtic, Hearts, Motherwell

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha admits he feared the worst after Rangers could not build on their 1-0 lead against Partick Thistle and found themselves trailing 2-1 before eventually sealing a 2-2 draw. (Sun)external-link

And Rangers captain Lee Wallace's participation against Celtic next week is in doubt after he came off against Thistle with a recurrence of a groin injury. (Daily Record)external-link

Callum McGregor has paid tribute to late Celtic coach Tommy Burns and says he "was a massive influence" after he joined the club as a youth. (National - subscription required)external-link

Ross County winger Jim O'Brien says Saturday's opponents Celtic got a taste of their own medicine when they lost 5-0 to Paris St-Germain on Tuesday. (Daily Mail)external-link

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers feels Fifa must start imposing financial fair play rules, highlighting the massive spending and wage paying capabilities of Europe's big clubs. (Sun)external-link

And Rodgers insists the financial advantage Celtic have over the rest of Scottish football cannot be equated to the gulf between his side and PSG. (Scotsman)external-link

Brendan Rodgers
Rodgers is yet to win a Champions League group stage match as Celtic manager

Motherwell defender Cedric Kipre has been on the books at PSG and Leicester City but is relishing being in a first-team environment at Fir Park. (Herald - subscription required)external-link

Hearts forward Isma Goncalves was so dismayed by his miss in last week's 0-0 draw with Aberdeen that he locked himself away and watched the whole game all over again on BBC Alba. (Daily Record)external-link

Dundee United defender William Edjenguele has warned his team-mates to beware Saturday's Scottish Championship opponents Falkirk as they seek "revenge" after losing to the Tangerines in last season's Premiership play-offs. (Herald - subscription required)external-link

RUGBY UNION GOSSIP

Glasgow Warriors' South African prop Oli Kebble may miss most of the rest of this year with a toe problem. (National - subscription required)external-link

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