Sunday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Scotland coach Craig Levein believes his side can defy the odds by winning against Spain on Tuesday and make sure of a play-off place for Euro 2012. (Various)

Striker Kenny Miller may miss out again in Alicante after a groin injury ruled him out of the Scots' win in Liechtenstein on Saturday. (Sunday Mail)

Or, coach Levein is set to restore Miller to the starting line-up and drop Vaduz goal hero Craig Mackail-Smith to the bench. (Sunday Herald)

Spain may rest some of their first-choice players against the Scots but English Premier League stars Pepe Reina and Juan Mata insist they will be no soft touch. (Sunday Mail)

Hearts captain Marius Zaliukas says his Lithuania side will try their "hardest to beat the Czechs" on Tuesday. Scotland need to match or better whatever result Czech Republic achieve to clinch the play-off berth. (Sunday Mail)

Czech Republic fans are calling for coach Michal Bilek to be sacked and striker Milan Baros to be dropped ahead of Tuesday's visit to Kaunas. (Various)

Liverpool are interested in Celtic youngster Ki Sung-Yeung, who is said to be keen to leave Parkhead after the club's poor start to the campaign. (Caughtoffside)

The Scottish FA are pushing for the return of reserve league football and want the second string games showcased on a Monday evening. (Sunday Mail)

Bobby Williamson's Uganda missed out on qualification to the African Cup of Nations after drawing 0-0 with Kenya. Scot Williamson was hoping to guide the east African nation to the finals for the first time since 1978. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scottish Formula 1 driver Paul Di Resta still does not know who, if anyone, he'll be driving for next season as his debut year with Force India enters its final stages. (Sunday Herald)

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