Scottish Gossip: Gerrard, Rangers Newcastle, Celtic, Postecoglou, Watt

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Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is an ideal manager for Newcastle United, says Robbie Savage, but the former Premier League midfielder questions why the St James' Park club would want to get rid of incumbent Steve Bruce. (Mirror via Recordexternal-link)

Rangers midfielder Joe Aribo is on the radar of Crystal Palace. (Football Insider)external-link

Hearts defender Michael Smith urges the Tynecastle side to "keep 11 on the pitch" against Rangers at Ibrox on Saturday, having been dismissed there during a 2018 defeat. (Scotsman - subscription required)external-link

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou jokes he lit a candle and prayed during his native Australia's World Cup qualifying defeat by Japan and was relieved Tom Rogic and Kyogo Furuhashi came through unscathed. (Sun)external-link

Winger Mikey Johnston is back from injury to make in Celtic's squad for Saturday's trip to face Motherwell. (Record)external-link

Former Rangers manager Ally McCoist says Aberdeen and Celtic were both "bang average" in their recent encounter but also described his former Ibrox side as "extremely average". (BT Sport via Sunexternal-link)

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Hibernian midfielder Joe Newell admits it was "annoying" going into the international break with defeat by Rangers but says it has allowed Jack Ross' side to "work on a few things". (Scotsman - subscription required)external-link

Livingston forward Bruce Anderson received support from Hibernian midfielder Scott Allan after suffering a diabetes attack during the club's recent meeting. Allan is also a diabetes sufferer. (Sun)external-link

Winger Martin Boyle will be assessed by Hibs before Saturday's meeting with Dundee United following his exertions with Australia during the international break. (Scotsman - subscription required)external-link

New striker signing Max Biamou believes he can be a game changer for Dundee United. (Courier - subscription required)external-link

Motherwell boss Graham Alexander has backed striker Tony Watt to fill suspended Lyndon Dykes' boots in Scotland's next World Cup qualifier against Moldova next month. (Record)external-link

Former Scottish FA chief executive Gordon Smith says performances must improve if Scotland are to enjoy success via the World Cup play-offs, despite their four-match winning run. (Herald - subscription required)external-link

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NorwichCity, Leicester City, Everton and Manchester United are monitoring Aberdeen's 18-year-old full-back, Calvin Ramsay. (Sun)external-link

Scott Brown says Aberdeen's critics are only firing the Dons up amid their recent form slump. (Evening Express - subscription required)external-link

Scott Brown jokes he has "never heard" of Dundee forward and former Celtic team-mate Leigh Griffiths before the Dark Blues' Saturday evening encounter with Aberdeen, before adding: "His left foot is an absolute wand." (Record)external-link

Dundee will leave it late before deciding whether Leigh Griffiths and Charlie Adam should feature against the Dons following recent injuries. (Scotsman - subscription required)external-link

Centre-half Lee Ashcroft admits Dundee owe their fans more after failing to win any of their opening eight league games this season. (Courier - subscription required)external-link

Scottish midfielder Frank Ross has returned to training with Go Ahead Eagles after eight months out with a cruciate knee ligament injury. (Press and Journal - subscription required)external-link

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