Sunday's Scottish Gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Juventus playmaker Andrea Pirlo admits his side are "afraid of Celtic a little bit" ahead of Tuesday's Champions League tie. (Sun)

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has ruled out any notion of Efe Ambrose starting against Juve, with the Nigerian playing in today's Africa Cup of Nations final. (Sunday Mail)

Former Celtic star Shaun Maloney reckons James Forrest could be the key man for Neil Lennon's side against Juve. (Sun)

Former Celtic manager Liam Brady, who spent two years with Juve, says the Italians are "not nearly as talented" as the Barcelona side that lost in Glasgow. (Scotland on Sunday)

Mikael Lustig is pledging his future to Celtic and has dismissed rumours of a move to Russian side Rubin Kazan. (Sun)

Veteran defender Callum Davidson targets a second-place finish in the SPL as he prepares to leave St Johnstone at the end of the season. (Sunday Herald)

Inverness manager Terry Butcher insists Caley Thistle will bounce back from their current slump in form. (Sunday Mail)

Scotland goalkeeper Craig Gordon, who has not played since April 2012 due to a knee injury, was part of the Dumbarton coaching team for yesterday's 3-2 win at Livingston. (Various)

In-form Gareth Bale is warning Scotland that Wales will arrive at Hampden next month full of confidence. (Sun)

And Scotland have been allocated just 900 tickets for the World Cup qualifier in Serbia next month. (Sunday Mail)