Scottish Gossip: Paatelainen & McCall in Dundee United frame

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Dundee United will interview prospective managerial candidates within the next 48 hours, following the sacking of Jackie McNamara on Saturday. (Scotsman)

Stuart McCall and Mixu Paatelainen are in the race to get the job at Tannadice. (Daily Record)

And McCall is the leading contender to take up the job.(Sun)

Tommy Wright and Stuart McCall
Experienced Premiership managers Tommy Wright and Stuart McCall are being linked with Dundee United

But the former Rangers boss may face competition from St Johnstone's Tommy Wright and Raith Rovers' Ray McKinnon. (Herald)

Goalkeeper Conor Ripley says the Motherwell players will do everything they can to help caretaker manager Stephen Craigan get the Fir Park job on a formal basis.(Daily Record)

Celtic defender Mikael Lustig has urged the club to sign up trialist Carlton Cole.(Herald)

And Lustig believes 31-year-old English striker Cole would give Celtic "a box player", which the Swede feels the club do not have at the moment.(Daily Express)

Celtic players Mikael Lustig and Kris Commons
Lustig (left) scored in Celtic's opening Europa League group fixture against Ajax

Meanwhile, Lustig has no fear of Fenerbahce's big names Robin van Persie and Nani ahead of Thursday's Europa League meeting in Glasgow. (Herald)

Second-choice spot-kick taker Andy Halliday is eager to take a penalty for Rangers but reckons he will be waiting a long time for Martyn Waghorn to miss from 12 yards, with the striker maintaining his 100% record from the spot against Greenock Morton.(Daily Record)

And Rangers manager Mark Warburton believes the best is yet to come from Waghorn. (Daily Express)

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Scotland head coach Vern Cotter was left anxiously waiting for a medical bulletin on Grant Gilchrist and Finn Russell after both were forced off during Sunday's 39-16 Rugby World Cup win over USA. (Scotsman)