Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Rangers, Aberdeen, Hibs, Hearts, St Johnstone, Hamilton

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Celtic have reportedly backed the "Copenhagen Access Model" proposal to revamp the Champions League, which would require fewer matches to qualify for the group stage. (Herald, via The Athletic)external-link

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard backs Nikola Katic to recover from recent mistakes in Wednesday's Europa League clash in Braga and says his side need the best defensive display of his reign if they're to reach the last 16. (Sun)external-link

Celtic have a "a good chance of going all the way" in this season's Europa League, says former Parkhead midfielder Paul Hartley. (Glasgow Times)external-link

Winger Niall McGinn, who has lost three finals and three semi-finals with Aberdeen since League Cup success in 2014, is determined to end the club's 30-year wait for Scottish Cup glory this season. (Sun)external-link

New Hibernian owner Ron Gordon will outline his "exciting vision" for the club's future at his first AGM on Wednesday night. (Edinburgh Evening News)external-link

Hearts hope striker Liam Boyce will recover from a bout of tonsillitis in time for Saturday's Scottish Cup quarter-final against Rangers. (Daily Record)external-link

St Johnstone's majority shareholder Geoff Brown admits he doesn't have a strategy to exit the club. (Courier)external-link

Hamilton knocked back approaches from German Bundesliga sides Wolfsburg and Bayer Leverkusen for 17-year-old defender Jamie Hamilton before allowing him to train with Brighton this week. (Daily Record)external-link

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