Thursday's Scottish gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster will be rewarded for an impressive start to the season with his first England call-up ahead of the World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Poland.

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Former Aberdeen and Scotland striker Scott Booth believes Craig Levein's decision to recall Steven Fletcher boosts the national side's hopes of qualifying for the World Cup finals in Brazil. ( Various )

Wales manager Chris Coleman insists a derby-style atmosphere in next week's World Cup qualifier against Scotland is just what his stuttering side needs. (Record)

Dundee United boss Peter Houston has urged supporters to be patient as he tries to improve his side's form in the SPL with a smaller squad and reduced budget at Tannadice. (Various)

Inverness CT striker Richie Foran is calling for cool heads ahead of Friday's Highland derby against SPL rivals Ross County. (Record)

Kris Commons insists Celtic will benefit from his omission from Craig Levein's Scotland squad. (Various)

Aberdeen striker Scott Vernon believes a string of victories will see more fans coming through the turnstiles at Pittodrie. (Various)

Former Rangers goalkeeper Andy Goram insists the Ibrox side have nothing to fear should they be drawn against Celtic in the Scottish League Cup. (Record)

A 16-team SPL and three senior divisions is on the cards following high-level talks on the future of Scottish football. (Sun)

Benfica playmaker Pablo Aimar believes it's between the Portuguese outfit and Celtic in the race to finish second in Champions League Group G behind favourites Barcelona. (Various)

Inverness CT boss Terry Butcher says his players were "ecstatic" at news he will serve a one-match touchline ban in Friday's Highland derby. (Daily Mail)

OTHER GOSSIP

Europe's Ryder Cup hero Martin Kaymer, in St Andrews for this week's Dunhill Links event, says it is "such a fine line between being the hero or the biggest idiot". (Various)