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Summary

  1. Joey Barton to resume training with Rangers
  2. Scott Brown named in Scotland squad to face England
  3. Darren Fletcher to remain as captain
  4. We'll all decide our futures after England - Strachan
  5. Lustig - Celtic made a statement with Monchengladbach draw

Live Reporting

By Andy Burke and Clive Lindsay

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye and say hello on 810MW

    Thanks for your company today. We'll be back with more rolling football news tomorrow, but there's more just starting on BBC Radio Scotland's Sportsound on 810MW and online.

    Former England right-back Danny Mills will be talking about his experiences beside controversial Rangers midfielder Joey Barton at Manchester City.

    There will also be an in-depth interview with former Hibernian and Scotland striker Garry O'Connor.

  2. Paterson expects dangerous Dons

    Partick Thistle assistant manager Scott Paterson expects Aberdeen to come out all guns blazing in their Premiership game in Glasgow on Friday. 

    "We know what's coming," he said. "It will be an Aberdeen team looking to get back on track after two disappointing results.

    "They will be looking to push Celtic even closer this year, so we know what we're in store for on Friday night. 

    "But we have prepared well and you have to bare in mind we're on a good run ourselves so we will go into the game full of confidence."

    Partick Thistle assistant manager Scott Paterson
  3. McInnes wary of Thistle threat

    Derek McInnes is hoping his Aberdeen side can bounce back from defeats by Hamilton Academical and Celtic.

    "I think the form going into this has not been spot on," he said ahead of Friday's visit to Glasgow to face Partick Thistle.

    "We are looking to get some impetus again, which we are more than capable of.

    "But I do feel that, going into the Partick game, although we are in good form against them previously, I think this Thistle team are different.

    "They are bigger in size, have a different way of playing and I think what Alan Archibald has put together there is a very experienced squad.

    "We've got a tough job. They have won their last two."

    Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes
  4. Government loses Offensive Behaviour at Football Act vote

    MSPs have voted to urge the Scottish government to repeal its Offensive Behaviour at Football Act.

    Opposition parties all back scrapping the act, and united to hand the government a symbolic defeat.

    Labour's James Kelly has lodged a member's bill aiming to repeal the legislation, and the Tories put the matter forward for debate.

    SNP MSPs defended the legislation, saying opponents have not put forward any viable alternatives.

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    Celtic and Rangers fans
  5. Drop battle to go to wire - Canning

    Hamilton Accies' Martin Canning believes relegation from the Premiership will not be decided until the last games of the season. 

    "Last year, United got cut off a bit, but I don't see that happening this year," said the player-manager.

    "There is so little between everyone that it's going to be tight all the way through. 

    "If you can put a run together, it makes such a big difference."

    Third-bottom Accies are away to Kilmarnock, who are two points better off, on Saturday and Canning suggested: "We need to make sure we win games like this Saturday's because these are the big ones for us."

    Hamilton Accies player-manager Martin Canning
  6. Warburton avoids title talk

    Mark Warburton has sidestepped talk of his Rangers side mounting a title challenge, despite Saturday's 3-0 win over Kilmarnock lifting them into second place in the Premiership.

    The Ibrox outfit remain nine points adrift of leaders and holders Celtic, with their Glasgow rivals also having a game in hand.

    "There is no point in me talking about other teams," said the Rangers manager. 

    "We have to go into every game one game at a time, delivering that consistency and, if we do that, we will be in a good place. 

    "Judge us at the end of the season." 

    Rangers had a poor start to the season, dropping points in six of their first 10 games. 

    "After a sluggish start to the season, we are getting there," insisted Warburton. "We are enjoying training, the boys are all nice and bright."

    Mark Warburton's shares a joke with his Rangers squad in training
    Image caption: Mark Warburton (left) is happy with his players' attitude in training
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  8. Barton returns

    Get involved

    Rangers fans have been giving their reaction to the news that Joey Barton is to return to training after serving a club suspension.

    Below are some of the comments posted on the BBC Sport Scotland Facebook page.

    Ali Cronie They can't afford to sack him I think but taking him back warburton will lose the dressing room if he already hasn't

    Kieran Connolly As I suspected, taken back as kranjcar is injured 

    Rob Dobbie He will be training alone doubt he will get a game

    Are you happy to see Barton back at Rangers? You can leave a comment on our Facebook page, tweet us @BBCSportScot, @BBCAndyBurke or use the hashtag #bbcsportscot.

  9. Question marks remain over Barton

    Richard Wilson

    BBC Scotland

    The fact that Joey Barton is returning to full-time training does not necessarily mean the resumption of his Rangers career. 

    Under Fifa rules, a player under contract at a club must be provided with training facilities.

    The fact that the player was suspended reflects the view of the management team about the serious nature of a training ground row in September. 

    Any return to the first-team squad would need to be handled in such a way as to not disrupt the mood and unity among the players.

    Rangers’ statement does not say that Barton is returning to the first-team squad, or will be available for selection, and only the management team at their Auchinhowie training ground is mentioned, rather than first-team manager Mark Warburton.

    Either the player does eventually return to the first-team squad, or his Rangers career effectively remains over and what happens in the transfer window will be significant.

  10. BREAKING: Barton to return to Rangers training

    Rangers have confirmed that Joey Barton will return to training after serving a club suspension.

    "Joey Barton has been told he will return to full-time training following the conclusion of a disciplinary procedure," a statement on the club website read.

    "The Auchenhowie management team will inform the player of appropriate training arrangements to which he must adhere for as long as he remains a Rangers player. 

    "Neither the club nor the player will comment further."

    Joey Barton
    Image caption: Joey Barton was suspended by Rangers after a training ground altercation following the derby defeat by Celtic in September
  11. Is Lambert heading for Wolves?

    Paul Lambert has been heavily linked with the vacant Wolverhampton Wanderers job, but reports that he has agreed to take over may be slightly premature....

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    Video caption: Borussia Monchengladbach 1-1 Celtic: Celtic trio see positives in draw

    Scott Sinclair, Patrick Roberts and Craig Gordon speak to BBC Scotland's Liam McLeod following Celtic's 1-1 draw with Borussia Monchengladbach.

  13. Rodgers aims to make Celtic stronger on the road

    Alasdair Lamont

    BBC Sport Scotland in Monchengladbach

    Celtic leave Germany on Wednesday afternoon with their dignity intact - perhaps restored - after a performance and result that defied pre-match predictions of another away-day humbling in Europe.

    Incredibly, this was only the fifth point they've brought home from their Champions League travels, with a win over Spartak Moscow and an unlikely draw in Barcelona their only other positive achievements in the competition on foreign soil.

    The key for Brendan Rodgers is to ensure that this result acts as a catalyst towards more consistent success away from Celtic Park, which should help him achieve his ambition of turning Celtic into a team that regularly reaches the latter stages of Europe's elite tournament.

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    Brendan Rodgers
    Image caption: Brendan Rodgers felt his side should have beaten Borussia Monchengladbach in Germany
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    Video caption: Footballing bosses stopping UK players wearing poppies is "utterly outrageous" says PM.
  15. Kranjcar ruled out for six months

    Rangers manager Mark Warburton confirms that midfielder Niko Kranjcar will be out for six months after suffering a cruciate ligament injury.

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    Niko Kranjcar
    Image caption: Kranjcar has played 15 games, scoring three goals, since joining Rangers in the summer