Thursday brought a mixed bag for Scottish teams in European competition. Aberdeen, Celtic, Motherwell and Rangers were all in action in the Europa League third qualifying round with a place in the play-off round up for grabs.
Despite spirited away performances from the Dons and Steelmen they ultimately exited, while Celtic and Rangers will fly the flag for Scotland once more as they progressed to the final round of qualifying before the group stages.
Scroll down and and click through for all the latest from around the Scottish football in Friday’s gossip column. Check back in at the same time tomorrow for more of the same.
1. Premier League trio keen on Well man
Leeds United, Liverpool and Brighton are all chasing Motherwell youngster Sam Campbell. The trio are understood to have had a bid accepted for the 16-year-old defender, while the Steelmen have offered the player a new deal. (PA)
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2. Edouard off the pace
Neil Lennon admitted Celtic star Odsonne Edouard was off the pace in the 1-0 win over Riga in the Europa League third qualifying round on Thursday night. Lennon refuted claims the player was injured and that he was “fine” having been rested at the weekend. (Various)
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3. ‘Enjoy Kent’
Steven Gerrard has told Rangers fans to enjoy Ryan Kent. The winger was hailed for his ‘game changing’ role in the 4-0 win in Willem II, the player scoring and setting up a goal. Gerrard said: “He is a pleasure to watch and coach and we just need to enjoy him.” (Various)
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4. McGregor hailed
Steven Gerrard showered goalkeeper Allan McGregor with praise following a “superb showing” in the win over Willem II. The veteran keeper made a number of excellent and vital stops. (The Scotsman)
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