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Hooligans from both sides are planning a series of violent battles before Tuesday's Scotland-England game at Celtic Park, with Police Scotland saying the friendly has been given the highest possible security risk rating by football's European governing body, Uefa.(Sunday Mail)external-link

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon, who made the last of his 40 Scotland appearances in November 2010 before two years out of the game through injury, is set to earn his first senior cap in four years when Scotland face England on Tuesday evening. (Scotland On Sunday)external-link

England captain Wayne Rooney insists his fired-up players are just as desperate to win Tuesday's friendly at Celtic Park as their Scotland counterparts and has warned his team-mates they face a tough challenge.(Sunday Mail)external-link

England goalkeeper Joe Hart will not face Scotland in Tuesday's friendly after national manager Roy Hodgson sent him back to Manchester City so he could have a look at Southampton's Fraser Forster or West Brom's Ben Foster in action. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Rangers manager Ally McCoist thinks the recent No vote in the Scottish independence referendum will add spice to Scotland's friendly against England. (Sunday Mail, print edition)

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley
Steven Pressley's Coventry were knocked out of the FA Cup by non-league Worcester City

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan has made the national squad an alcohol-free zone and is adamant the players have bought into the policy. (Sunday Herald)external-link

The Republic of Ireland delegation skipped Scottish FA president Campbell Ogilvie's traditional pre-game dinner on Thursday and the pre-match functions amid a row over ticketing for Friday's Euro 2016 qualifier between the countries at Celtic Park.(Sunday Mail)external-link

Scotsman Hugh Dallas could quit as president of the referees' association in Greece after the group's chairman received death threats. (Sun On Sunday, print edition)

Police who detained four men investigating the alleged fraudulent ­takeover of Rangers by Craig Whyte are also probing events before and after the purchase of the club that followed by the consortium headed by former chief executive Charles Green.(Sunday Herald)external-link

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley has received a vote of confidence from his chairman, Tim Fisher after the former Rangers and Scotland defender's side suffered a FA Cup defeat at the hands of non-league Worcester City. (Sunday Mail, print edition)

Celtic midfielder Liam Henderson says he has not asked to go on loan after finding his first-team opportunities limited since Ronny Deila took over as manager from Neil Lennon, with the 18-year-old happy to bide his time. (Sun On Sunday, print edition)


European 400m hurdles gold medallist Eilidh Child has revealed plans to skip the indoor athletics season in a bid to win a medal at next summer's world championships in Beijing. (Sun On Sunday, print edition)