Scott Brown set to make dramatic exit from Celtic, former hero tells Leigh Griffiths his time is up, Parkhead ace insists this is his best season - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

Tuesday’s Scottish football news and gossip.

Celtic captain Scott Brown is said to be on the verge of leaving the club. Picture: SNS

Aberdeen close to appointing Glass

Stephen Glass is closing in on becoming the next manager of Aberdeen after he held a formal interview with his former club. The Atlanta United coach is said to be the preferred candidate to take over from Derek McInnes. (Scottish Sun)

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Brown to leave Celtic

Celtic captain Scott Brown is set to leave the club he’s represented for the past 14 years after deciding to accept an offer from Stephen Glass to be his right-hand man at Pittodrie in a player/assistant role. (Daily Record)

Kennedy downplays Ajeti absence

Celtic interim manager John Kennedy has sought to downplay any significance in Albian Ajeti’s omission from his squad for Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Rangers. (The Scotsman)

Nicholas: Griffiths’ time is up

Former Celtic star Charlie Nicholas reckons Leigh Griffiths’ time at the club is up after the striker was only sent on with two minutes to go in the recent Old Firm clash with Rangers. (Daily Record)

Ajer: I’ve had my best season

Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer believes he’s had his best season yet for the club despite the Glasgow giants failing miserably this campaign in their bid to win a tenth successive league title. (Daily Record)

Davis signs new deal

Veteran midfielder Steven Davis has put pen to paper on a new one-year contract to keep him at Ibrox through next season. The Northern Irishman has been an influential presence in the Rangers midfield as they romped to the Scottish Premiership title this term. (Daily Record)

Scotland players to take a stand

Steve Clarke has issued strong support for his players after it was confirmed the Scotland team will stand rather than take a knee before Thursday night’s opening World Cup qualifier against Austria in solidarity with Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara and others. (The Scotsman)

Hearts without eight for Brora

Hearts travelled north today minus eight players for the Scottish Cup second-round tie against Brora Rangers. Goalkeeper Craig Gordon and defender Michael Smith are away on international duty. Midfielder Andy Halliday is suspended. Defenders Stephen Kingsley, John Souttar and Jamie Brandon are injured along with winger Josh Ginnelly and captain Steven Naismith. (Evening News)

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