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Leigh Griffiths, pictured with the Scotland squad in Croati. Picture: SNS
Leigh Griffiths, pictured with the Scotland squad in Croati. Picture: SNS
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Leigh Griffiths heads Scots attack, John Brown slams Rab Douglas, Celtic miss Amido Balde, and more.

Loan Wolf up front

Leigh Griffiths will lead Scotland’s attack against Croatia in this evening’s clash.

The Wolves star, who scored 28 goals while on loan for Hibs this season, will be the lone striker in Gordon Strachan’s plans. (Scotsman)

Brown slams Rab

Dundee boss John Brown says he’ll warn other clubs to steer clear of former keeper Rab Douglas.

Brown says the ex-Celtic man lied about his departure from Dundee and even secretly recorded an argument the pair had. (Daily Record)

Celtic miss Balde

Celtic appear to have missed out on signing target Amido Balde, who looks set to go to Crystal Palace.

The striker is said to be close to clinching a £2.6m four-year deal with the Premier League side. (Sun)

Hearts bid still on

The group aiming to take control of Hearts insist their bid is still on track, despite the fact that Vladimir Romanov has reportedly gone on the run from Lithuanian police.

The Foundation of Hearts say they are still making progress. (Daily Record)

Rangers warning

Rangers will be a serious threat next year, according to new signing Nicky Clark.

“The club has been signing really good, experienced players,” he said. “I think we’ll want to make an impact in all the cup competitions as well as the league.” (Scotsman)

Killie boss on the edge

Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels is on the brink as chairman Michael Johnston is reportedly tired of his constant courting of controversy.

The news comes after Shiels was banned for four games yesterday, and claimed that Celtic have undue influence on the SDFA’s disciplinary measures. (Daily Mail)

Duo chased by Hearts and Aberdeen

Both Hearts and Aberdeen are eyeing former Dundee United stars Prince Buaben and Morgaro Gomis.

Their agent, Ladi Salami said that the clubs had made offers, while Rangers had enquired about them. (Daily Express)