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By Keir Murray

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  1. Goodbye

    That's all for today folks.

    We'll have details of this evening's Celtic media conference in Germany on the site later.

    The headline news is that Kolo Toure, Jozo Simunovic and Leigh Griffiths did not travel for tomorrow's Champions League encounter with Borussia Monchengladbach.

    Read more on the team news here.

    Jozo Simunovic
    Image caption: Celtic are not risking Simunovic following his return from a long-term injury
  2. Coming up on Sportsound

    Sportsound is on air at 18:30 on BBC Radio Scotland.

    Host Kenny Macintyre will be joined in the studio by former Scotland and Rangers captain Barry Ferguson, ex-Hearts assistant manager Billy Brown and Jamie Fullarton.

    One of the topics is the stress of management, with former St Mirren midfielder Fullarton having lasted just 69 days in charge at Notts County.

    There will also be a look ahead to Celtic's Champions League visit to Borussia Monchengladbach tomorrow night.

    Jamie Fullarton
    Image caption: Fullarton's first experience of management was brief
  3. 'Celtic have nothing to lose'

    More from Borussia Monchengladbach boss Andre Schubert:

    "It is one of our most important games. It could well decide whether or not we stay in Europe.

    "The aim is to dominate the match and of course get the three points.

    "The pressure is off Celtic a little after losing the first game. They have nothing to lose tomorrow."  

  4. Hazard warning for Celtic

    Borussia Monchengladbach manager Andre Schubert is pleased to have Raffael and Thorgan Hazard back in training, saying he'll wait until tomorrow to decide if they are fit enough to be involved against Celtic.

    The attacking duo missed the German side's 2-0 Champions League win in Glasgow earlier this month.

  5. Ones for the future

    Here's a thing: the 19 players in Scot Gemmill's Under-21 squad have a total of only 32 caps between them. Liam Henderson is the most capped player with seven.

    Gemmill is building towards players who are eligible for the European Championship in 2019.

  6. Scotland squad watch

    Scotland go to Wembley on 11 November in need of a positive result against England to galvanise a faltering World Cup qualifying campaign.

    Manager Gordon Strachan names his squad on Wednesday and BBC Scotland's Richard Wilson provides us with a thorough form guide.

    Read more: Martin and McArthur lead the way

    Crystal Palace midfielder James McArthur
    Image caption: James McArthur scored twice for Crystal Palace against Liverpool
  7. Gemmill names Quitongo in Scotland Under-21s squad

    Scot Gemmill has announced his Scotland Under-21 squad for the friendly against Slovakia in Myjava on Wednesday 9 November.

    Morton have two players in the squad - Jai Quitongo, who has been included for the first time, and Aidan Nesbitt, who is on loan at Cappielow from Celtic. There is also a first call-up for Hamilton Academical striker Eamonn Brophy and Celtic goalkeeper Ross Doohan.

    Goalkeepers: Ross Doohan (Celtic), Ryan Fulton (Liverpool, loan to Chesterfield), Robbie Mutch (Aberdeen, loan to Arbroath) 

    Defenders: Kyle Cameron (Newcastle United, loan to Newport County), Alex Iacovitti (Nottingham Forest, loan to Mansfield Town), Zak Jules (Reading), Calum MacDonald (Derby County), Jake Sheppard (Reading), Liam Smith (Heart of Midlothian), John Souttar (Heart of Midlothian) 

    Midfielders: Chris Cadden (Motherwell), Greg Docherty (Hamilton Academical), Liam Henderson (Celtic), James Jones (Crewe Alexandra), Aidan Nesbitt (Celtic, loan to Greenock Morton), Ruben Sammut (Chelsea) 

    Forwards: Eamonn Brophy (Hamilton Academical), Ryan Hardie (Rangers, loan to St Mirren), Jai Quitongo (Greenock Morton)

    Jai Quitongo in action for Morton against Aberdeen in the Scottish League Cup semi-final
    Image caption: Jai Quitongo in action for Morton against Aberdeen in the Scottish League Cup semi-final
  8. Scottish Football Hall of Fame inductees

    There are five new names in the Scottish Football Hall of Fame. Last night's inductees were former St Mirren, Aberdeen and Dundee United manager Alex Smith, the late Rangers manager Jock Wallace, former Scotland players Gary McAllister and John Wark, and Stevie Chalmers, the man who scored Celtic's winning goal against Inter Milan in the European Cup final in 1967.

    Celtic's European Cup winner Steve Chalmers, grandson Stephen (left) and son Stephen (right) were in attendance as Chalmers senior was inducted into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame
    Image caption: Celtic's European Cup winner Steve Chalmers, grandson Stephen (left) and son Stephen (right) were in attendance as Chalmers senior was inducted into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame
    Former Scotland players John Wark and Gary McAllister were also inducted into the Hall of Fame
    Image caption: Former Scotland players John Wark and Gary McAllister were also inducted into the Hall of Fame
  9. Limbering up for the flight

    Scott Brown got in a spot of leg stretching in training this morning before he and his Celtic team-mates flew to Dusseldorf ahead of the game in nearby Monchengladbach tomorrow night.

    Scott Brown and his Celtic team-mates train
  10. Toure, Simunovic and Griffiths miss out

    Celtic will be without two of their three main central defenders - and striker Leigh Griffiths - when they face Borussia Monchengladbach in Champions League Group C on Tuesday. 

    Kolo Toure and Jozo Simunovic did not travel to Germany on Monday as they are "working on their fitness".

    Griffiths also stayed behind in Glasgow through illness.

    Left-back Kieran Tierney had already been ruled out through injury.

    Celtic's Jozo Simunovic and Leigh Griffiths
    Image caption: Jozo Simunovic and Leigh Griffiths did not travel to Germany on Monday
  11. A message from Amsterdam to East Kilbride

    How gracious of Dutch side Ajax to send a message to Lowland League outfit East Kilbride as they equalled their record of 26 consecutive wins. 

    Read the full story.

    A tweet from Ajax
  12. Dembele the younger

    Alasdair Lamont

    BBC Sport Scotland

    Karamoko Dembele will be an improved player by the end of his week with the Scotland Under-16s even if he does not play - says coach Brian McLaughlin.

    The 13-year-old Celtic player was an unused substitute as Scotland beat Northern Ireland 2-0 on Sunday.

    "If we feel it's beneficial to play him, he plays," McLaughlin told BBC Scotland. "He'll become a better player just training with these boys."

    Scotland have Victory Shield games to come against Wales and Ireland.

    Read more.

    Karamoko Dembele warms up with the Scotland Under-16s at the Oriam performance centre in Edinburgh
    Image caption: Karamoko Dembele warms up with the Scotland Under-16s at the Oriam performance centre in Edinburgh
  13. Rob's five things from the weekend

    BBC Scotland commentator Rob Maclean picks out a handful of themes to emerge from the games at the weekend.

    In this week's article, he considers:

    • who is going to finish second in the Premiership
    • the impressive form of Aberdeen goalkeeper Joe Lewis
    • Scott Brown's return to the international scene
    • Inverness Caledonian Thistle's turnaround in their fortunes
    • East Kilbride being compared to the great Ajax side of the 1970s (honestly, it makes sense)

    Read Rob's feature.

    Joe Lewis makes an impressive save from St Johnstone's David Wotherspoon in a 1-0 win for Aberdeen at the end of September
    Image caption: Joe Lewis makes an impressive save from St Johnstone's David Wotherspoon in a 1-0 win for Aberdeen at the end of September
  14. The proverbial six-goal thriller

    Rob Maclean describes the best bits - and there are a lot of them - in the Premiership match between Inverness Caley Thistle and Hearts.

  15. Wilson new boss at Diamonds

    Some news from Lanarkshire...

    Mark Wilson, the 32-year-old former Dundee United and Celtic defender, is the new first-team coach at Airdrieonians, while Gordon Dalziel has taken on the role of director of football at the full-time club.

    Eddie Wolecki Black will not be returning to the club as he recovers from a stroke.

    Mark Wilson
    Image caption: Mark Wilson's new charges are fourth in League One, seven points behind leaders Livingston
  16. Goals drying up for Monchengladbach

    Celtic head to Dusseldorf later today and will then make the short trip west to Monchengladbach for tomorrow night's Champions League game against The Foals. Gladbach have three points from their first three games in Group C - from a win over Celtic in Glasgow - while Celtic have just a solitary point and really need to take something from the game to keep alive their hopes of finishing third at best and dropping into the Europa League.

    A ray of hope for Brendan Rodgers' side is that the Germans have failed to score in their last four Bundesliga matches.

    Christoph Kramer of Gladbach applauds the fans after the Bundesliga match between Borussia Monchengladbach and Eintracht Frankfurt at Borussia-Park
    Image caption: Gladbach's Christoph Kramer applauds the fans after the Bundesliga match between Borussia Monchengladbach and Eintracht Frankfurt at Borussia-Park
  17. Something from the weekend

    Rangers produced what was arguably their best performance of the season so far when they beat Kilmarnock on Saturday...

  18. On the back pages

    Monday mornings are always good for a look at the sports pages of Scotland's newspapers. Here's a sample of what's making the news:

    • Rangers captain Lee Wallace is ready to answer Scotland manager Gordon Strachan's call to play left-back against England at Wembley next month, with Kieran Tierney and Andrew Robertson injured. Wallace hopes to earn his first cap in three years
    • Manager Andre Schubert is concerned about his Borussia Monchengladbach team's form ahead of their Champions League match against Celtic on Tuesday evening. The weekend draw against Eintracht Frankfurt was their fourth Bundesliga game in a row in which they have failed to score
    • Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon accepts his team are the underdogs against Gladbach but he believes the players have learned from their mistakes in the 2-0 home defeat by the Germans
    • Kilmarnock goalkeeper Jamie MacDonald described the 3-0 Ibrox defeat by Rangers as a "a game too far" for the Ayrshiremen after a tough run of matches

    Read the Scottish gossip column.

    Gossip column