Scottish Gossip: Hearts, Celtic, Rangers, Hibs, Aberdeen, Dundee Utd

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New Hearts head coach Daniel Stendl will not be at any training sessions this week after returning to Germany and has given his squad Christmas Day off. (Edinburgh Evening News)external-link

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard challenges winger Jordan Jones to make an impression after recovering from the injury he caused himself in the season's first Old Firm game. (Scottish Sun)external-link

Celtic's interest in £3m Brazilian defender Fabricio Bruno could be heightened after it emerged that Cruzeiro admitted they need to sell players. (Daily Record)external-link

Atlanta United are weighing up a £200,000 move for Hearts winger Jake Mulraney. (Daily Record)external-link.

Hibernian head coach Jack Ross has pleaded with the club's fans to behave during the Boxing Day Edinburgh derby. (Edinburgh Evening News)external-link

Aberdeen could make a renewed bid to sign Sunderland midfielder Dylan McGeouch in January after injuries to Craig Bryson and Greg Leigh. (Daily Record)external-link

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright fears "vultures are hovering" over winger Matty Kennedy.(Dundee Courier)external-link

Livingston manager Gary Holt says striker Lyndon Dykes will only be allowed to leave in January if a deal benefits the club. (Scottish Daily Mail, print edition)

Defender Troy Brown will not have his contract renewed by Dundee United when it expires next month. (Dundee Courier)external-link

Morton have sacked kitman Andy Bryan after he was found guilty of betting against the club more than 50 times. (Scottish Daily Mail, print edition)

Highland League side Rothes have lost two players to length betting bans. Defender Dale Wood will miss 20 games, while goalkeeper Scott Donaldson will be unavailable for 12 matches. (Press & Journal)external-link

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