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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Manager Neil Lennon is ordering his Celtic players to go on the offensive against Ajax in the Champions League tonight. (Various)

Celtic are planning an end of season tour of China. (Various)

Dundee United defender John Souttar, 17, says he turned down a chance to play in the Premier League because he did not want to be another lost Scot down south. (Daily Record)

Former Hibs striker Keith Wright thinks Terry Butcher's tireless work ethic is just what is needed at his former club as the Inverness CT manager prepares for talks with the Easter Road outfit. (Various)

Another former Hibs striker, Craig Brewster, says Butcher can handle the expectation levels at the club. (Sun)

Captain Russell Anderson believes Aberdeen are capable of competing seriously in all three domestic competitions this season. (Herald)

Former captain and assistant manager Scott Leitch is to take charge of Motherwell's youth academy. (Various)

Rangers boss Ally McCoist says he has no one to turn to on potential January transfer targets since the club has no chairman or chief executive. (Various)

Blackburn Rovers insist that they will not sell 23-year-old Scotland striker Jordan Rhodes in January - despite the club being £54m in debt. (Sun)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scott Johnson does not think the presence of incoming head coach Vern Cotter will distract Scotland's rugby players for Saturday's clash with Japan. (Herald)

Michael Jamieson had to settle for World Cup bronze in Singapore after 200m breaststroke wins in Dubai and Doha. (Various)