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Scotland manager Alex McLeish urges the Tartan Army to turn out in force for clash against Israel tomorrow after giving them "something to cheer about" against Albania. (Daily Mail)external-link

"The players that have pulled out of this double-header are with totally genuine injuries, there is no fabrication whatsoever," insists Scotland boss Alex McLeish after a spate of call-offs. (Daily Record)external-link

Hearts are set to take French winger Killian Colombie on trial amid MLS interest in the 23-year-old. (Daily Record)external-link

Former Rangers defender Sasa Papac says he's a phone call away if Ibrox manager Steven Gerrard wants any more scouting advice on the Balkan market. (Sun)external-link

And Sasa Papac believes Rangers can follow his class of 2008 and reach the Europa League final this season. (Daily Record)external-link

Celtic and Scotland midfielder Ryan Christie insists he was "an innocent bystander" after being on the receiving end of a second headbutt in two weeks. (Daily Record)external-link

Ryan Christie urges Scotland to carry the feelgood factor from Shkoder to Hampden for tomorrow's crucial Nations League game against Israel. (Press & Journal)external-link

Defender David Bates says he didn't feel any pressure going into his Scotland debut in Albania, insisting the job is only half done. (Sun)external-link

Aberdeen and Scotland defender Scott McKenna remains grateful for the "pretty blunt" coaching advice he received as a youth from Pittodrie great Willie Miller. (Scotsman)external-link

Hibs winger Martin Boyle vows to repay Australia boss Graham Arnold after making debut against South Korea in Brisbane on Saturday. (Edinburgh Evening News)external-link

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