Scottish Gossip: John Fleck, Leigh Griffiths, Scotland v Albania

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Sheffield United midfielder John Fleck was last night drafted into the Scotland squad but ordered to arrive on Sunday to prepare for Tuesday's meeting with Israel, missing Saturday's game in Albania. (Daily Record)external-link

Rangers are refusing to back down in their battle with the SFA over the Daniel Candeias red card saga and will continue to fight for a change to the rules which currently mean they have no right to appeal the second of the player's two bookings. (Daily Record)external-link

Rangers have made a formal complaint against referee Willie Collum and say he did not see Daniel Candeias blowing kisses to taunt St Mirren defender Anton Ferdinand. (Sun)external-link

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has returned to full training after being sidelined by a knee injury for more than a month. (Daily Express)external-link

Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor is confident he can continue performing the Scott Brown role for his country as successfully as he has done for his club in recent weeks. (Scotsman)external-link

Manchester United's Scott McTominay can be Scotland's midfield enforcer for next decade, says former Scotland Under-21 boss and now Manchester United Under-23 coach Ricky Sbragia. (Sun)external-link

Ex-Rangers defender David Bates is ready to make the step up to the senior Scotland team, insists Under-21 manager Scot Gemmill. (Sun)external-link

Albania winger Eros Grezda warns Rangers team-mate Allan McGregor he will be going all out to sink Scotland tomorrow evening. (Heraldexternal-link, subscription required)

"One of them is going to have to learn to kick with their right. It's as simple as that." Celtic legend Danny McGrain tells Scotland what they must do to solve the Kieran Tierney and Andy Robertson dilemma. (Daily Record)external-link

With the Czech winter break starting on December 14, FK Teplice striker David Vanecek will decide whether to travel to Edinburgh early and prepare to begin his Hearts career, which begins on 1 January. (Edinburgh Evening News)external-link

Right-wing activist Tommy Robinson promises to attend Tynecastle soon after posting a picture of a group of men wearing masks in his image standing in front of a Hearts flag commemorating McCrae's Battalion. (Scotsman)external-link

I'm the first black boss in Scottish football for 15 years. If that happened in any other industry there would be an outcry, says Albion Rovers' Kevin Harper.(Daily Mail)external-link

Long-serving striker Kris Doolan says Partick Thistle won't be dragged into relegation dogfight after starting the season with title aspirations. (Herald,external-link subscription required)

Ross County defender Liam Fontaine could miss the rest of the season after scans revealed he has ruptured his achilles. (Press & Journal)external-link

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