Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Stokes, Hibs, O'Halloran, Rangers

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic are keen to sign Manchester City youngsters Patrick Roberts and Bersant Celina on loan.(Daily Mail)

Hibernian head coach Alan Stubbs, who has agreed a deal to sign Anthony Stokes on loan from Celtic, is struggling to explain why the Premiership leaders are giving him a player who could cost them £10m in lost revenue. (Daily Record)

But Stubbs insists he is confident striker Stokes can fire Hibs back to the top flight.(Sun)

Celtic forward Anthony Stokes
Stokes has played just twice for Celtic this season

Stokes could be thrown straight into action in Hibs' Sunday match against Falkirk. (Scotsman)

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has insisted Leigh Griffiths is on course to become a club great after taking his tally of goals to 51 since first moving to Glasgow in 2014.(Herald)

Rangers midfielder Andy Halliday has urged the Ibrox board to provide funds for manager Mark Warburton's signing plans. (Daily Record)

The Ibrox side have moved closer to signing St Johnstone forward Michael O'Halloran, with talks between the clubs ongoing.(Sun)

Rangers are hoping to bring O'Halloran to Ibrox
Rangers are hoping to bring O'Halloran to Ibrox

Saints defender Brian Easton says team-mate O'Halloran can cope with the speculation about a potential move to Rangers. (Herald)

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes insists his Dons players are not big game bottlers following their Scottish Cup exit last week at the hands of Hearts.(Daily Record)

Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson insists Scottish football should copy his side by matching muscle with flair in order to be competitive abroad. (National)

Dundee United midfielder Chris Erskine has agreed a summer move to former club Partick Thistle on a three-year-contract.(Herald)

RUGBY GOSSIP

Scotland rugby international and Glasgow Warriors centre Mark Bennett will consult a specialist on Monday regarding his injured shoulder.(Scotsman)

Glasgow Warriors centre Mark Bennett
Bennett may face an extended spell on sidelines

Bennett faces an anxious wait over his fitness for the Six Nations after sustaining the injury in Glasgow's defeat by Racing 92. (Herald)