Scottish Gossip: Lee Wallace, Scotland, Celtic, Champions League

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers captain Lee Wallace is ready to answer Scotland manager Gordon Strachan's call to play left-back against England at Wembley next month, with Kieran Tierney and Andrew Robertson injured. Wallace hopes to earn his first cap in three years. (Various)

Striker Steven Fletcher is a fitness doubt for that match after sustaining a head knock while playing for Sheffield Wednesday against Derby County at the weekend. He received five stitches and had to be substituted. (Various)

While Wallace hopes he is chosen to play on the left side of defence, Aberdeen defender Mark Reynolds thinks Strachan should look no further than his Dons team-mate Graeme Shinnie, who can play in defence and midfield. (Daily Express)

Manager Andre Schubert is concerned about his Borussia Monchengladbach team's form ahead of their Champions League match against Celtic on Tuesday evening. The weekend draw against Eintracht Frankfurt was their fourth Bundesliga game in a row in which they have failed to score. "The guys are working, toiling and struggling but we're having few scoring opportunities of late," lamented Schubert. (Daily Record)

John Wark and Gary McAllister's achievements in the game were recognised as they were inducted into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame
John Wark and Gary McAllister's achievements in the game were recognised as they were inducted into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon accepts his team are the underdogs against Gladbach but he believes the players have learned from their mistakes in the 2-0 home defeat by the Germans. (Various)

And Gordon is confident that Celtic can still clinch third place in the group and the Europa League place that goes with it. "If we get the positive result, we keep it interesting for the final part of the campaign," he said. (Various)

Gladbach defender Tony Jantchke wants his team's fans to create an intimidating atmosphere in the stadium for the visit of Celtic, adding that they managed to silence the Celtic Park crowd relatively quickly. (Daily Record, Sun)

Midfielder Christoph Kramer warns Celtic that Gladbach will be even stronger if Brazilian attacking midfielder Raffael is fit to return. "He is someone we need when the opponent is acting tactically disciplined," said Kramer. Thorgen Hazard may also return, marking an easing in the Germans' injury list. (Sun)

Kilmarnock goalkeeper Jamie MacDonald described the 3-0 Ibrox defeat by Rangers as a "a game too far" for the Ayrshiremen after a tough run of matches. (Sun)

Glasgow City striker Leanne Ross
Glasgow City striker Leanne Ross is the only player to have been with the club throughout their run of 10 title wins

Rangers midfielder Jason Holt thinks the performance against Killie was "probably" their best of the season in terms of passing and movement. (National)

As Glasgow City were presented with their 10th successive Scottish Women's Premier League trophy, Leanne Ross became the club's top scorer as her two goals in the 5-3 win over Rangers took her tally to 233. (National)

Red Bull Leipzig winger Oliver Burke was praised by Marcel Sabitzer for his run down the wing and cross that led to one of Sabitzer's goals against Darmstadt, as the team moved to within two points of Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich. (Daily Record)

Rangers are weighing up an invitation from Leipzig to play a friendly against them during the January break. The Light Blues will be out action for three weeks after the Old Firm game on Hogmanay. (Daily Mail)

Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley is attempting to sue Rangers for £1m over Ibrox chairman Dave King's decision to "rip up" a deal with the retailer which was agreed by the former Rangers chief executive Charles Green. (Daily Record)

Thirteen-year-old Karamoko Dembele was an unused substitute for Scotland Under-16s as they opened their Victory Shield campaign with a 2-0 win over Northern Ireland. (Daily Mail)

Lisbon Lion Steve Chalmers was inducted into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame on Sunday night, along with John Wark, Gary McAllister, Alex Smith and the late Jock Wallace. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Andy Murray is one step away from becoming the top ranked men's tennis player. His victory over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the final of the Erste Bank Open in Vienna means he will be world number one if he wins the Paris Masters next week and current number one Novak Djokovic fails to reach the final. (Various)

Glasgow Warriors back Peter Horne is a major doubt for Scotland's autumn Tests after being accidentally hit on the head by team-mate Langilangi Haupeakui's knee in Friday's Pro12 win over Treviso. (Daily Express)

Olympian and British record holder Laura Muir has been named Scottish athlete of the year for 2016. (Scotsman)