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Scotland's papers: Managers 'unite' in Covid plea and no-deal Brexit

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image captionScotland's front pages are dominated by Saturday's Old Firm clash following a message from Steven Gerrard and Neil Lennon. The Daily Record reports the managers have "united" in their calls to fans to watch the game in their houses.
image caption"Hold firm" is The Scottish Sun's take, similarly focusing on the managers' message for fans to follow Covid guidelines. It comes after the first minister delivered the same message during the Scottish government daily coronavirus briefing on Friday, the paper reports.
image captionThe Daily Star of Scotland leads with a police warning to fans ahead of the 12:30 match at Celtic Park. Lancashire Police issued a statement urging fans not to travel to Blackpool to watch the match, with the county entering the "very high" Tier 3 level of lockdown on Saturday.
image captionThe first minister said those who choose to break Covid rules on Saturday are "deeply irresponsible", reports the Scottish Daily Express. During Friday's briefing, Nicola Sturgeon announced there had been nine more deaths of coronavirus patients recorded in the previous 24 hours, bringing the total number of fatalities under this measure to 2,594.
image captionAway from coronavirus warnings, the Glasgow Times splashes their match preview coverage, as well as a story about former prisoners gathering to celebrate a retiring Barlinnie officer on his final day of work.
image captionThe i reports Nicola Sturgeon's "frustration" as Boris Johnson warns the UK to prepare for a no-deal Brexit, claiming talks with Brussels have reached a stalemate. Ms Sturgeon said governments around the UK were now having to face the prospect of a hard Brexit when the focus should be "100%" on the pandemic, the paper reports.
image captionMs Sturgeon "attacked" Mr Johnson's "reckless brinkmanship", reports the Daily Telegraph, as the prime minister said Britain would "embrace" a no-deal Brexit unless the EU changed its approach to negotiations.
image captionThe National says Ms Sturgeon "demanded" Mr Johnson withdraw his threat, warning that leaving the EU without a deal will be "particularly disastrous" for Scotland. The first minister said the failure to reach an agreement reinforced the case for independence, the paper reports.
image captionThe Scotsman highlights the business leaders who have joined Nicola Sturgeon in her message that a hard Brexit could be "disastrous" for Scotland's "beleaguered" economy. The scenario would mean costly tariffs for exports and potential border delays when the Brexit transition period ends at the start of 2021, the paper adds.
image captionThe Times reports that one million coronavirus tests a day will be carried out by Christmas, citing predictions from scientists. Schoolchildren will be offered weekly Covid-19 screening as early as next week, the paper adds, with results being given in as little as 15 minutes.
image captionScotrail is set to bring in a full ban on alcohol on trains in Scotland in an effort to tighten Covid safety measures, reports the Edinburgh Evening News. The paper includes claims from rail staff that drunk passengers have swapped face masks while around a third refuse to wear them at all.
image captionThe Scottish Daily Mail leads with a potential travel ban on those who live in areas of high Covid prevalence. The measure could see people face on-the-spot fines for ignoring the rules, the paper reports.
image caption"Keep out of the north" is the Press and Journal's take on the proposed travel restrictions which could apply to areas across the central belt. In particular, the first minister mentioned people should not travel out of Greater Glasgow and Clyde if they did not have to, the paper adds.
image captionThe Herald has an exclusive on thousands of patients with serious eye conditions - such as glaucoma and macular disease - who face delays to see specialists while private cases are being treated on hospital grounds. The paper says NHS patients are largely being managed with telephone and video consultations while private patients are admitted for procedures.
image captionThe Evening Express lead with an apology from NHS Grampian following flu jab delays. Earlier this week the paper reported health board staff were "struggling to cope" with demand following a surge in patients seeking the vaccine.
image captionPeople in Tayside are fabricating funerals in order to access pubs for a drink, according to The Courier. Hospitality staff have been urged to double check all funeral bookings over fears they may lose their licenses, the paper reports.