Sunday's Scottish gossip

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Scotland manager Gordon Strachan says Germany's Lukas Podolski is wrong to think the Scots will play dirty in Sunday's Euro 2016 qualifier between the sides. (Sunday Mail)

Strachan has studied the Germans and believes they are the perfect role models for Scotland. (Scottish Sun: print edition)

Darren Fletcher reckons Scotland can stun the World Champions in Dortmund - because Strachan has given the team a new sense of freedom to play. (Scottish Sun: print edition)

Former Borussia Dortmund midfielder Paul Lambert says Germany's main strength is what they do without the ball, not with it. (Scottish Daily Mail)

Germany manager Joachim Low says his fans and players must show Scotland respect, insisting Strachan's side "play good football and are very well organised". (Various)

And forward Andre Schurrle has pinpointed Steven Naismith as Scotland's danger man, having witnessed the Everton man net against his Chelsea side this season. (Scottish Sun: print edition)

Argentina's Pablo Zabaleta is convinced Scotland can shock Germany and highlighted skipper Darren Fletcher as the man to inspire Strachan's team. (Various)

Rangers face disciplinary action from the SPFL if they fail to pay their players' wages at the end of the month, with the club facing further financial insecurity. (Sunday Mail)external-link

Celtic assistant manager says the return of club skipper Scott Brown from injury will snap the Scottish champions out of their run of poor form. (Sunday Mail)


Scot Stephen Gallacher will ask his uncle Bernard and Paul Lawrie for advice about playing in the Ryder Cup before the showdown with the USA at Gleneagles later this month. (Scottish Sun: print edition)