Scottish Gossip: Scotland, Livingston, Aberdeen, Hibernian

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The SPFL are planning to introduce a fifth tier into Scottish football, that would see a 12-team League Three. (Evening Express)external-link

The division would be made up of four Highland League sides, four Lowland League sides, and four colt teams. (Evening Express)external-link

Boni Ginzburg believes Israel will capitalise on Scotland's call-offs, with the former Rangers goalkeeper confident his nation will do the double over Alex McLeish's side. (Sun on Sunday - print edition)

Sheran Yeini has warned Scotland that Israel will go for all three points at Hampden, despite only needing a point to win their Nations League group. (Sun on Sunday - print edition)

Livingston manager Gary Holt has blasted Scotland manager Alex McLeish for blaming the pitch at the Tony Macaroni Arena for Kieran Tierney's injury. (Sunday Post)external-link

Aberdeen defender Scott McKenna says Pittodrie legend Willie Miller's criticism helped make him a better player. (Scotsman)external-link

Martin Boyle's Australia debut was praised by boss Graham Arnold, with the Hibs winger playing the final 20 minutes against South Korea. (Sunday Express - print edition)

And the Aberdeen-born Boyle said he was "honoured" to have won his first cap for Australia. (Daily Record)external-link

Ally McCoist has hailed Kilmarnock striker Kiris Boyd as the best goalscorer of his generation. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

And the 35-year-old Boyd insists he is not thinking of retirement yet. (Daily Record)external-link

Former Celtic midfielder Jiri Jarosik says Hearts have found a gem in Czech striker David Vanecek, who will arrive at Tynecastle in January. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

And Jarosik is also keen to one day manage Celtic, where he played between 2006 and 2008. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

Other gossip

Scotland could separate from Team GB and have their own athletics team. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

Gregor Townsend was proud of his Scotland side despite losing 26-20 to South Africa at Murrayfield. (Herald on Sunday - print edition)

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