Scottish Gossip: Rangers, Ross County, Celtic, Hibernian, Aberdeen, St Johnstone – BBC News

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Rangers may be allowed to welcome back some of their isolating players in time for Sunday’s match with Celtic, after several missed the trip to Alashkert due to a Covid-19 outbreak. (Sun)external-link

Ross County manager Malky Mackay is confident the coronavirus outbreak experienced by last Sunday’s opponents Rangers will not affect the Dingwall side. (Press and Journal – subscription required)external-link

James Forrest and James McCarthy have not travelled with Celtic for Thursday’s match against AZ Alkmaar, who trail the Scottish side 2-0. (Sun)external-link

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Celtic will add more signings before the close of the transfer window next week, says manager Ange Postecoglou. (Scotsman – subscription required)external-link

And reports suggest Celtic are in pole position to sign VVV-Venlo striker Georgios Giakoumakis. (Scotsman – subscription required)external-link

Hibernian have opened talks with their Scotland international striker Kevin Nisbet. (Record)external-link

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Aberdeen midfielder Lewis Ferguson’s professionalism in brushing off transfer talk has been key to his Scotland call-up, says his club manager Stephen Glass. (Scotsman – subscription required)external-link

Manager Glass admits Aberdeen will need to sign another defender after Andy Considine was ruled out until the new year. (Record)external-link

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Goalkeeper Joe Lewis says Aberdeen are targeting the Europa Conference League group stage against Qarabag for injured team-mate Considine. (Evening Express – subscription required)external-link

Returning midfielder David Wotherspoon can be St Johnstone’s surprise package as they aim to defeat play-off opponents LASK, says Perth boss Callum Davidson. (Herald – subscription required)external-link

St Johnstone are negotiating with up to six players and cash offered by progress to the Europa Conference League could prove crucial. (Courier – subscription required)external-link

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