Scottish Gossip: McCarthy, Garner, Snodgrass, Deila

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Celtic's bid to sign Everton midfielder James McCarthy on loan could be helped by Crystal Palace and West Brom being put off from buying him because of a £15m price tag. (Daily Record)

After receiving a standing ovation from Rangers fans on Saturday, striker Joe Garner believes he has won over his critics despite only scoring three goals in 15 appearances since a £1.8m move in August. (Daily Express)

Garner vows to continue with his physical approach after picking up his fourth yellow card of the campaign following a tackle on Hearts' Perry Kitchen. (Sun)

Former Celtic boss Ronny Deila says he was told he could be at the club for many years by the club's hierarchy after his maiden season at Parkhead. (Daily Record)

Rangers striker Joe Garner won't change his physical approach.
Rangers striker Joe Garner won't change his physical approach.

Hull City talisman Robert Snodgrass revealed he dived to win a penalty because he feared another horror injury. The Scotland international says he is still scarred by the dislocated knee cap problem that kept him out for 16 months. (Sun)

The Scottish Government has urged the Scottish Football Association to launch an independent inquiry into historical child abuse in the game as the stream of allegations continues. (Daily Mail)

Hearts' Brazilian defender Igor Rossi believes head coach Ian Cathro's ability to speak Portuguese will help him understand the new boss's ideas. (Daily Express)

Andy Robertson has warned Hull City he could quit the club if they are relegated from the Premier League. (Sun)


Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend thinks Racing 92 will be harder to beat at Scotstoun because the French outfit will know more about his side after their Champions Cup meeting on Saturday, which Glasgow won 23-14 in Paris. (Scotsman)

As the Scottish Open begins, snooker star John Higgins still has sights on silverware despite approaching his 25th year as a professional player. (Herald)

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