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Scottish football betting warning, Mario Balotelli ‘will tear Celtic to shreds’, Nicky Clark keen to sink his old team, and more.

Mario Balotelli will look to cause problems for Celtic. Picture: Getty
Mario Balotelli will look to cause problems for Celtic. Picture: Getty

Betting ‘could destroy game’

Scottish football could be severely damaged or even destroyed due to players betting on games, according to a cricket association boss who saw his game take a battering after spot-fixing scandals.

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Ian Smith warned that there can be no relaxation on the enforcement of regulations on the matter. (Daily Record)

Balotelli warning

AC Milan’s Kaka says that Mario Balotelli will tear Celtic to shreds in Wednesday’s Champions League clash.

Kaka says that when he’s on form, Balotelli is the best in the world. (Sun)

McNamara hails Gauld

Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara has hailed the team’s new rising star Ryan Gauld after their weekend win over Ross County.

McNamara says the 17-year-old is years ahead of his time and described his talent as “frightening”. (Scotsman)

Hearts kids have teeth

Hearts’ young squad are capable of causing big problems for more experienced Premiership opponents, according to midfielder David Smith.

He said the squad stood up well against Celtic and will continue to fight out of the relegation zone. (Daily Mail)

Clark’s bitter homecoming

Rangers star Nicky Clark is looking for a sour reunion with his old club Queen of the South, as they meet tomorrow in the Ramsdens Cup.

Clark says he won’t be getting nostalgic and would love to sink his former team. (Daily Record)