Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Rangers, Aberdeen, Dundee, Hibernian & Jack Ross

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Australia coach Graham Arnold has apologised to Celtic's Tom Rogic for him missing out on the upcoming Old Firm game with Rangers (The Sunexternal-link).

However, the Socceroos boss says he should be thanked by Celtic and Hibs for his efforts for allowing Rogic, Martin Boyle and Jamie Maclaren to play in Wednesday's fixtures (The Sunexternal-link).

Dundee's Paul McGowan says now is the time for action as the Dens Park club face a defining week at the foot of the Premiership table (The Sun, print edition).

Sunderland boss and former St Mirren manager Jack Ross boarded a Black Cats supporters bus to apologise to fans after their 3-1 defeat away to Portsmouth (The Sun, print edition).

Steven Gerrard told his Rangers players they weren't fit to wear the jersey after their first-half performance in Perth before sealing victory (Daily Recordexternal-link).

Brendan Rodgers has urged Leicester City to allow Filip Benkovic to stay at Celtic until the end of the season on loan (Daily Recordexternal-link).

Celtic are set to become the first club in Scottish football history to field a full-time professional women's team (Daily Recordexternal-link).

Derby County boss Frank Lampard has praised Aberdeen and Derek McInnes for transforming on-loan Rams defender Max Lowe into a big-time player (Daily Recordexternal-link).

Brendan Rodgers has hinted Dedryck Boyata, Mikael Lustig and Kieran Tierney will all return for Celtic to face Aberdeen and Rangers (The Heraldexternal-link, subscription may be required).

Aberdeen captain Graeme Shinnie insists Aberdeen are ready to show they are title contenders when they face Celtic on Wednesday (Daily Express, print edition).

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