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Celtic defender Stephen Welsh says there was panic among the squad after Christopher Jullien's positive Covid-19 test, which led to 13 players as well as manager Neil Lennon and assistant John Kennedy having to self-isolate. (Sun)external-link

Celtic have missed out on signing target Filip Benkovic - who had a successful spell at Parkhead in season 2018-19 - after the Leicester City centre-back joined Belgian side OH Leuven on loan. (Scotsman)external-link

Former Dundee boss Jim McIntyre, who took current Rangers target Scott Wright on loan from Aberdeen two years ago, says the 23-year-old winger has the attitude and talent to succeed at Ibrox. (Daily Record) external-link

Tim Long, a writer for The Simpsons, has declared himself a Hibs fans and says new signing Jackson Irvine is his favourite player after being alerted to a tattoo of Moe Szyslak, owner of Moe's Tavern in the show, on the Australia midfielder's leg. (Edinburgh Evening News)external-link

Scotland Under-21 midfielder Billy Gilmour is backed to become a "huge player" for Chelsea by manager Frank Lampard. (Glasgow Times)external-link

Former Hibs and Dundee United player Sam Stanton and fellow midfielder David Cancola are training with Ross County as they bid to earn a deal with the Premiership's bottom club. (Press & Journal)external-link

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