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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

St Johnstone and Ross County both plan on registering Richie Brittain for next season as the tug of war over the midfielder continues. (Various)

Blackpool are considering a move for Blackburn striker David Goodwillie which could scupper a proposed loan return to Dundee Utd. (Various)

Motherwell are lining up a return for Faroe Islands goalkeeper Gunnar Nielson, who was on loan at Fir Park, without playing, in 2008. (Various)

Portuguese striker Amido Balde is expected to complete his £2m move to Celtic today. (Daily Record)

Former Everton defender David Unsworth has applied to take over from Kenny Shiels as the manager at Kilmarnock. (Sun)

Queen of the South's Allan Johnston, Morton's Allan Moore and Alloa's Paul Hartley are also candidates for the Rugby Park post. (Daily Express)

And Shiels claims he lost his job because of a Scottish FA "vendetta" that led to his multiple touchline bans. (Daily Record)

Inverness CT are to offer manager Terry Butcher and his assistant Maurice Malpas a contract extension beyond their current deals, which run until May 2014. (Daily Record)