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  1. Celtic close to signing Costa Rica's Cristian Gamboa
  2. Oliver Burke becomes Scotland's most expensive player
  3. Robert Snodgrass and Leigh Griffiths fitness doubts for Scotland
  4. Brad McKay leaves St Johnstone

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By Keir Murray

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good night

    That's all from us today. Good night and please join us again tomorrow.

  2. Coming up on Sportsound

    Former Inverness CT manager John Hughes joins Kenny Macintyre and Richard Wilson in the studio from 18:30 BST.

    Listen on BBC Radio Scotland 810MW, DAB and online

    John Hughes
  3. Double Dutch signing

    Dundee United have signed Dutch defenders William Edjenguele and Frank van der Struijk on one-year contracts, subject to clearance.

    Both could feature in Saturday's Challenge Cup tie against Peterhead.

    Read more

  4. Scotland 'must have belief'

    Malta v Scotland (Sunday, 19:45)

    "We've got to believe or we're as well not turning up," says James McFadden ahead of Scotland's World Cup qualifying opener against Malta on Sunday.

    Read more

    James McFadden
  5. Signing rumours

    Brian McLauchlin

    BBC Sport Scotland

    "St Johnstone defender Brad McKay has left the club. Inverness Caledonian Thistle are known to be keen on signing the former Hearts centre-half. 

    "And, still in the Highlands, Ross County are believed to be keen on signing Hearts midfielder Prince Buaben, who still has a year to run on his contract.

    "Also at Tynecastle, Juanma and Juwon Oshaniwa are available and there is interest in both of these players.

    "St Mirren have turned down a bid believed to be in the region of £100,000 from Dundee for midfielder Stevie Mallan.

    "Dundee are still showing an interest in Tom Hateley. There's also interest in the former Motherwell defender from Hibernian and Partick Thistle."

    St Johnstone defender Brad McKay
    Image caption: Brad McKay was previously at Hearts, where he had a spell on loan at Stenhousemur, and was on loan at Dunfermline for the latter half of last season
  6. Dropped, unused, played, scored, injured?

    My colleague Clive Lindsay has been looking at how the members of the Scotland squad fared at the weekend. Should the following give us cause for concern ahead of the Malta match?


    Craig Gordon (Celtic), dropped

    David Marshall (Cardiff City), left out pending transfer to Hull

    Jack Hamilton (Hearts), played.


    Grant Hanley (Newcastle United), unused on bench

    Alan Hutton (Aston Villa), unused on bench

    Russell Martin (Norwich City), unused on bench

    Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town), Gordon Greer (Blackburn Rovers), Callum Paterson (Hearts), Andrew Robertson (Hull City), Kieran Tierney (Celtic), all played.


    Ikechi Anya (Watford), not in squad

    James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion), not in squad

    Robert Snodgrass (Hull City), came off injured after 48 minutes

    James McArthur (Crystal Palace), came off after 66 minutes

    Oliver Burke (Red Bull Leipzig), scored for Nottingham Forest prior to transfer

    James Forrest (Celtic), scored

    Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday), Kevin McDonald (Fulham), John McGinn (Hibernian), Barrie McKay (Rangers), Matt Ritchie (Newcastle United), Darren Fletcher (West Bromwich Albion) all started for their clubs.


    Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday), came off after 66 minutes

    Steven Naismith (Norwich City), came off after 64 minutes

    Chris Martin (Derby County), came off after 56 minutes

    Leigh Griffiths (Celtic), scored, aggravated injury

    Crystal Palace midfielder James McArthur
    Image caption: James McArthur played 66 minutes of Crystal Palace's 1-1 draw at home to Bournemouth on Saturday
  7. Sportsound podcast: Fergus McCann

    Sunday's Sportsound on BBC Radio Scotland featured a long interview with the former Celtic chief executive Fergus McCann. It's a fantastic listen.

    Read Richard Wilson's article on McCann.

    Watch McCann interview on Scotland's Game.

    Former Celtic chief executive Fergus McCann
    Image caption: Former Celtic chief executive Fergus McCann returned to Glasgow in August 2014 to unfurl the league flag
  8. Get Involved

    We'd love to hear your thoughts on Oliver Burke's big-money move to Germany from Nottingham Forest and on the forthcoming World Cup qualifier between Scotland and Malta.

    You can do this by sending a text to 80295, by using the hashtag #bbcsportscot on Twitter or by posting a comment on Facebook.

  9. 'Masses of potential'

    Nottingham Forest's double European Cup winner John McGovern on Oliver Burke: "It's a massive step.

    "He's got masses of potential. He has to be consistent and he has to get better at one or two of the things that he's not so good at.

    "He's an impact player with fantastic pace. I think he might even give Usain Bolt a run for his money.

    "You need to be able to have an end product to that pace and he's been scoring one or two goals for the first team.

    "It is an awful lot of money and it will be well spent if he realises his potential. He's got a good chance of becoming a very, very good player."

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    John McGovern is now a club ambassador for Nottingham Forest
    Image caption: John McGovern is now a club ambassador for Nottingham Forest
  10. Gamboa a goer for Celtic...

    Chris McLaughlin

    BBC Sport Scotland

    "Celtic are close to signing the West Brom right back Cristian Gamboa. BBC Scotland understands the 26-year-old Costa Rican is having a medical in Glasgow today after both clubs agreed a fee."

    Cristian Gamboa keeps a close eye on Brazil's Marcelo while playing for Costa Rica at the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey last year
    Image caption: Cristian Gamboa keeps a close eye on Brazil's Marcelo while playing for Costa Rica at the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey last year
  11. Rob's observations x 5

    BBC Scotland football commentator Rob Maclean picks out five things we have learned after the weekend's football. Hamilton's Dougie Imrie is one player who caught Rob's eye...

  12. Scottish football: What we learned this weekend

    "Celtic will win this season's Scottish Premiership by a distance. Celtic are far from the finished article but there's a vast improvement in the quality of their football and anyone expecting a nail-biting finale to the top-flight season will be disappointed."

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    Celtic celebrate
  13. McFadden on Burke

    Richard Wilson

    BBC Scotland

    Motherwell assistant manager James McFadden on Oliver Burke's move to RB Leipzig for £13m: "He'll come into the (Scotland) camp full of confidence.

    "(Well boss and Scotland assistant manager) Mark McGhee is a massive fan of him and I don't think he'll be surprised that he's gone for the amount of money he has. "He said he feels he can go all the way to the top. Comparisons have been made with Gareth Bale and according to Mark he's not surprised and won't be surprised if he goes the same way that he did. "He'll learn a new culture and develop in a good way, hopefully, for Scotland. "Going over to a different country and learning a new way of playing the game will be great for his development. "He's got a great physique and he looks as though he's got all the attributes to become a real top player. The fact that he's made the move at such a young age will tell you all you need to know about him."

    Motherwell manager Mark McGhee and James McFadden, his assistant
    Image caption: Motherwell manager Mark McGhee and James McFadden, his assistant, have high hopes for Oliver Burke in Germany
  14. Former Rangers target Lescott joins AEK

    Perhaps of interest to Rangers fans is the news that Joloen Lescott has signed for AEK Athens on a two-year deal.

    The former England defender looked destined for a move to Ibrox but the transfer fell through.

  15. Lyle's ton for Doonhamers

    Queen of the South striker Derek Lyle says he still hopes to score more goals after hitting a historic landmark at the weekend.

    His strike was the only goal of the game at Dunfermline and also his 100th for the Dumfries club.

    "I would have preferred to have got it in front of the home crowd," he said.

    "Every game I was trying to get over the line and now it is done it is great for everybody involved.

    "But I want to kick on and next week I want 101."

    Derek Lyle has scored 100 goals since joining the Palmerston club in July 2012
    Image caption: Derek Lyle has scored 100 goals since joining the Palmerston club in July 2012
  16. O'Neill coaches Jags Amputees

    Michael O'Neill and the Partick Thistle Amputees
    Image caption: Northern Ireland manager Michael O'™Neill puts Scotland's only amputee football team through their paces as he steps in as guest coach for Partick Thistle Amputees at Firhill
  17. Celtic ease past Dons

    Champions Celtic were comfortable winners over last season's runners-up Aberdeen...

  18. Hearts claim late win

    Hearts left it late against Partick Thistle...

  19. The Marshall plan

    Scotland goalkeeper David Marshall's time at Cardiff City looks to be over. The 31-year-old, who has made more than 280 appearances for them since arriving from Norwich City in 2009, is having a medical ahead of a move to Hull.

    He has agreed terms on a move which could be worth up to £5m, depending on add-on fees.

    Read the full story

    David Marshall
    Image caption: Former Celtic and Norwich keeper David Marshall is on his way to the KCOM Stadium
  20. Inverness off the mark

    Inverness CT got their first points of the campaign...