Scottish Gossip: Scotland, Magath. Celtic, Rangers, Ngog, Lennon

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Felix Magath wants to succeed Gordon Strachan as Scotland manager. The German's agent says: "Felix can remember playing Scotland in the World Cup. Something has gone wrong with the national team and he would like to help fix that." Magath played Scotland at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico. (Sun On Sunday, print edition)

Celtic have suffered a double injury blow ahead of their upcoming Europa League clash against Zenit St Petersburg with Craig Gordon and Leigh Griffiths both sustaining knee and calf injuries in the victory against Hibernian. (Sunday Mail, print edition)

Rangers manager Graeme Murty fears a lost generation of Scottish footballers - unless Old Firm colt team plans are backed. (Sun on Sunday, print edition)

Walter Smith is the man to restore the fortunes of Scotland following Gordon Strachan's departure, according to former Rangers midfielder Steven Davis. "Walter would do an excellent job if he was interested in the role," says Davis. (Sunday Mail)

Felix Magath
Felix Magath is interested in the Scotland vacancy

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has criticised the standard of refereeing in Scotland and claims some of the match officials don't know the rules. (Sunday Mail)

Hibernian boss Neil Lennon, who signed striker Leigh Griffiths for Celtic for £800,000, believes the forward is now worth £10m. After watching Griffiths score the winner at Celtic Park yesterday, Lennon said: "The difference between the teams is the £10m striker." (Sun on Sunday, print edition)

Rangers midfielder Jason Holt says it was a privilege to captain the side to the midweek victory over Aberdeen at Ibrox and says he always tries to lead by example through his work-rate. (Sun on Sunday, print edition)

Steve Clarke says the fear of relegation from the Scottish Premiership has never left him after watching Kilmarnock's first away defeat since he became manager. "I've never stopped looking over my shoulder since coming in," he says. (Sunday Mail, print edition)

Ross County striker David Ngog
Ross County striker David Ngog aims to shine against Rangers

Ross County striker David Ngog insists he is ready to showcase his talents against Rangers this afternoon - despite playing just 40 minutes of football in nine months. "I just want to do well for the team and the coach," he says. (Sunday Mail, print edition)

Rangers captain Lee Wallace has been warned he will face a battle to regain his first-team place when he returns from injury. Wallace, recovering from a hernia operation, has seen Declan John take his left-back slot in Graeme Murty's starting line-up. "Every single person in the squad has a job to get in the team," says Murty. (Sunday Express, print edition)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland flanker Hamish Watson insists Gregor Townsend's men can launch this year's Six Nations championship bid with a first victory in Wales for 16 years. (Mail on Sunday)

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