Scottish Gossip: Kris Commons upsets manager, Dons fighting talk

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic manager Ronny Deila said Kris Commons' angry reaction to being subbed for Nadir Ciftci in the 3-1 Europa League defeat by Molde was "unacceptable" and "disrespectful". (Various)

Some Celtic fans waited for the team bus after the game and shouted "gutless" at Deila and cheered Commons, who scored Celtic's goal. (Various)

The Norwegian needs a strong showing in the Europa League to show he is the right person to lead Celtic in another bid to reach the Champions League next season. (Daily Record)

Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton says Deila got his "big decisions wrong in another high-profile game" and criticises the manager for substituting Commons and for once again selecting defender Efe Ambrose. (Sun)

Sutton's one-time team-mate Stiliyan Petrov thinks Commons should apologise to "everyone involved with Celtic" for his dugout outburst at being replaced. (Sun)

Kris Commons was very unhappy to be taken off against Molde
Kris Commons was very unhappy to be taken off against Molde

Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson predicts that there is a lot more to come from his players. His target remains a top-six finish in the Premiership in Hearts' first season back in the top flight. (Daily Record)

Raith Rovers manager Ray McKinnon wants the club's fans to turn out in greater numbers, pointing out that ice hockey team Fife Flyers attracts 500 more fans than the Kirkcaldy club. (Daily Record)

Ross County's 52-point haul from 31 matches in 2015 is the third best in Scotland's top flight, behind Celtic on 79 points and Aberdeen on 62. (Daily Mail)

Hibs boss Alan Stubbs wants to see a fourth official being used at more key Championship matches. (Scotsman)

The club-supported Rangers Fan Board has asked Rangers First, the Rangers Supporters' Trust, the Rangers Supporters' Association, Rangers Assembly and Rangers Fighting Fund to vote on merging into one organisation capable of buying shares and forcing out unwanted investors. (Herald)

Scotland women's head coach Anna Signeul is mystified as to how Seattle Reign and Scotland striker Kim Little has not been named on the Fifa shortlist for the women's player of the year award. (Herald)

New Celtic signing Carlton Cole believes the demands of playing for the Scottish champions is matched only by the very top teams in England. (Various)

The former West Ham striker says it is no longer enough to play well and lose and that his mentality has to change to that of "someone who is at Manchester City or Chelsea". (Daily Express)

To that end, the former England international will make use of a sports psychologist to prepare him to expect every game to be hard. (Daily Mail)

Scotland international joins Stenny? Well, almost. Stenhousemuir manager Brown Ferguson is "delighted" to sign the experienced Trinidad & Tobago striker Jason Scotland on a short-term deal. (Scotsman)

Willie Collum
Willie Collum's handling of Galatasaray's win over Benfica did not delight a Turkish TV pundit and former Fifa ref

Hamilton's Latvian defender Anton Kurakins wants the Accies to show they are not a one-man team when they play Partick Thistle on Saturday, should playmaker Ali Crawford miss his first game in two years through injury. (Various)

Having gone from eight straight league wins to three consecutive defeats, Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes acknowledges that opponents really want to beat his team and promises that his players will "fight fire with fire". (Daily Mail)

Referee Willie Collum "should stick to wearing a kilt, rather than a referee's uniform", opines former Fifa whistler and now Turkish TV pundit Erman Toroglu after watching Collum issue eight yellow cards in Galatasaray's 2-1 win over Benfica. (Sun, Daily Mail)

Rangers goalkeeper Cammy Bell looks like he will be out of action until Christmas after undergoing knee surgery. (Sun)

Former Rangers, Hibs and Motherwell centre-half Craig Paterson believes the Ibrox side are, in effect, two key victories away from winning the Championship title. Their next two games are away to St Mirren on Sunday and against Hibs at Easter Road the following weekend. (Sun)

OTHER GOSSIP

Italian forward Simone Favaro says he jumped at the chance to join Glasgow Warriors because he regarded them as "one of the best clubs in the world". (The National)

Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend reveals that the six players he has chosen to play Leinster in Dublin who have just returned from World Cup duty with Scotland are "itching" to play. (Daily Mail)

Scotland's Sammi Kinghorn won bronze in the T53 200m final at the IPC World Championships in Doha on Thursday night. (Scotsman)