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Leigh Griffiths wants to keep fighting up front for Scotland. Picture: SNS
Leigh Griffiths wants to keep fighting up front for Scotland. Picture: SNS
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Leigh Griffiths wants to raise Scots pride, One Direction star vomits in charity match, Celtic still on Lee Tomlin trail, and more.

Griffiths keen to fight on

Leigh Griffiths is looking to continue up front for Scotland after a promising performance against Belgium last week.

The striker is now targeting maximum points in a bid to get Scotland up to third in the table and rescue some pride for Scotland. (Scotsman)

O’Neill favourite for Ireland

Ex-Celtic boss Martin O’Neill is the favourite to replace Republic of Ireland coach Giovanni Trapattoni.

O’Neill has been out of work since being ousted from Sunderland in March, while Ireland’s poor World Cup qualifying campaign has drawn criticism against Trapattoni. (Daily Mail)

One Direction star eats the turf

It’s tough out on the pitch, as One Direction star Louis Tomlinson found when he was on the wrong end of a hard tackle during Celtic XI Vs Stiliyan Petrov XI charity match.
Tomlinson was taken down fairly by Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlaho - which saw him fall to the ground clutching his leg before eventually vomiting on the pitch.
Naturally Agbonlahor instantly became the subject of threats and abuse on Twitter from One Direction fans. (Scotsman)

Scotland ‘must get nasty’
need to get ‘nasty’ when they face Macedonia tomorrow night, as they look to raise their fortunes.

The assistant manager wants a tougher stance in Skopje after a run of disappointing results for the Scots. (Scotsman)

Celtic still on Tomlin trail

Celtic have not given up hope of landing Lee Tomlin in future after having three bids rejected for the Peterborough player.

The striker is still on Neil Lennon’s radar and they may make another move for him in January. (Daily Mail)

Coyle wants Celtic job

Owen Coyle has a clause with Wigan to let him leave if the role of Celtic manager becomes free.

Wigan chairman Dave Whelan says Coyle, who was appointed in the summer, made himself clear when he landed the job. (Sun)