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Tuesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Hamilton Accies are close to deals for Leicester midfielder James Wesolowski and Spanish defender Luis Rubiales. (Various)

Celtic will not risk losing Scott Brown long-term by playing him against Dinamo Moscow if he is not deemed 100% ready. (Various)

Dinamo Moscow's Polish defender Marcin Kowalczyk claims Celtic keeper Artur Boruc is 'a bag of nerves' ahead of their Champions League qualifier in Russia. (Various)

Meanwhile, Tony Mowbray's coaching mentor George Burley the Scotland coach believes the Celtic boss can defy the odds to overturn the 1-0 deficit in Russia. (Daily Express)

Frozen-out Rangers forward Alan Gow is a target for Plymouth. (Daily Star)

Hearts manager Csaba Laszlo reckons Marius Zaliuskas can shed his bad-boy image by wearing the skipper's armband. (Various)

Aberdeen manager Mark McGhee has sent more than 50 text messages in the last 24 hours as he bids to bring new faces to Pittodrie. (Daily Star)

Scotland manager George Burley's pleas to Sir Alex Ferguson to rest Darren Fletcher for Manchester United's Community Shield match three days before the Norway match have gone unanswered. (Daily Record)

Former Scotland and Celtic midfielder Craig Burley fears the country could become a third-rate outpost on the European football map if the national side cannot lift the gloom spread by the failure of our clubs. (Daily Mail)

The consortium bidding to take over beleaguered Livingston will withdraw their offer if the Scottish Football League demotes the club from the First Division. (Herald)

Former Livingston forward Leigh Griffiths alleges that the club's former chairman Angelo Massone threatened to freeze him out of football if he did not move to a club in Italy. (The Sun)


Scots Gavin Dear and Wallace Booth are in the 10-man Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup team.

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