Sunday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Barcelona star Lionel Messi thinks Celtic will join the Catalan side in the last 16 of the Champions League. (Sun)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has targeted Barcelona's will to win as the biggest threat to his side in their midweek match. (Sunday Times)

Parkhead legend Henrik Larsson predicts that a packed Celtic Park could help his former side exploit a weakened Barcelona defence. (Various)

But Scotland legend Joe Jordan has warned Celtic they could lose Lennon if he guides them to the last 16 of the Champions League. (Various)

Scotland assistant manager Peter Houston insists embattled Scots boss Craig Levein needs more time in the job. (Scotland on Sunday)

St Mirren manager Danny Lennon has called for Hibs striker Leigh Griffiths to be given a Scotland call-up. (Mail on Sunday)

Hibs are set to offer an extended loan deal to midfielder Jorge Claros. (Sunday Mail)

Hearts director Sergejus Fedotovas says short-term cash concerns should not influence any shake-up of the SPL. (Sunday Mail)

Rangers manager Ally McCoist has admitted he will be judged a failure if his side fail to win the Third Division. (Sunday Mail)

Clyde manager Jim Duffy has described Rangers midfielder Ian Black's claims of rough play in the Third Division as 'laughable'. (Sun)

Andrew Watson, Scotland's first black international, in 1881, is to be inducted into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame. (Sunday Times)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland lock Richie Gray is set to admit defeat in his race to be fit to face the All Blacks. (Sun)

Gray's second row partner, Jim Hamilton, could also miss the Test against New Zealand. (Scotland on Sunday)

Former Wimbledon champion Boris Becker insists that having Ivan lendl as coach is turning Andy Murray into a player to be feared. (Mail on Sunday)