Wednesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Neil Lennon has urged his Celtic players to seize the opportunity to progress to the last 16 of the Champions League because they may not get the chance again.

Full story: Scottish Sun

Barcelona defender Jordi Alba insists they are not interested in doing anyone else favours in Champions League Group G and are focusing solely on beating Benfica. (Various)

Pat Fenlon wants Hibs to continue their impressive league form after sending Scottish Cup holders and Edinburgh rivals Hearts out of the competition. (Various)

Barcelona forward Pedro believes Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster is on a par with World Cup winner Iker Casillas and says the Englishman can "become one of the best in the world". (Sun)

Dundee United boss Peter Houston is relishing Sunday's derby against city rivals Dundee with striker Johnny Russell and Jon Daly in impressive goalscoring form. (Various)

Former Hearts manager Paulo Sergio, now in charge at Cluj, hopes the Edinburgh club emerge stronger from their recent financial plight. (Various)

Aberdeen hope winger Ryan Fraser recovers from a niggling hip injury which has hit the 19-year-old this season. (Express)

OTHER GOSSIP

Graeme Dott is mulling over his snooker future following his 6-2 drubbing by Shaun Murphy at the UK Championship in York. (Various)