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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Elfsborg insist on-loan forward Mo Bangura will face Celtic in their Champions League qualifier despite Neil Lennon's belief he should sit out the tie.

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Motherwell defender Shaun Hutchinson is aiming for a decent run in the Europa League this season, ahead of their qualifier against Russian outfit Kuban. (Record)

Former Everton kid Aristote Nsiala aims to kick-start his career with SPFL new boys Partick Thistle following six months out of football. (Sun)

Dundee United winger Gary Mackay-Steven admits it would be a dream come true to star for Scotland in next month's friendly against England at Wembley. (Record)

Celtic defender Efe Ambrose insists he can fill the midfield void left by Victor Wanyama since his £12.5m move to Southampton. (Sun)

Callum Paterson believes Hearts were right to reject Nottingham Forest's £150,000 bid for team-mate Jason Holt because he could soon be worth £10m. (Sun)

Hibs are poised to sign one-time Celtic and Aberdeen target, £200,000-rated Swindon striker James Collins. (Various)

Paul Hartley and Kenny Shiels have emerged as contenders for the managerial vacancy at Swindon. (Sun)

Former Celtic winger Paddy McCourt is expected to agree a move to Peterborough United after impressing on trial. (Herald)

OTHER GOSSIP

Phil Mickelson finally got his hands on the Claret Jug with victory at the Open at Muirfield and hailed it as his greatest triumph in golf. (Various)