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The KR Reykjavik players train at BT Murrayfield ahead of tonight's clash with Celtic. Pic: SNS

The KR Reykjavik players train at BT Murrayfield ahead of tonight's clash with Celtic. Pic: SNS

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Here’s what’s making the back pages of this morning’s newspapers in Scotland ...

• New Hearts signing Osman Sow says he wants to fire Hearts back into the Scottish Premiership. “Hearts is a massive club that should be in the top flight,” said the Swede (Daily Record).

• Celtic defender Charlie Mulgrew has praised the BT Murrayfield pitch ahead of the Hoops’ Champions League tie with KR Reykjavik. “It’s a class stadium and the pitch is great,” he said (Scotsman).

• Bhoys boss Ronny Deila has warned that he’ll only get his transfer demands if Celtic qualify for the group stages of the Champions League (various).

• Former Celtic manager Neil Lennon is on the shortlist to become the new manager of the South Korean national team (various).

• Dundee have completed the signing of German duo Thomas Konrad and Luka Tankulic (various).

• Aberdeen have signed Brighton winger Jeffrey Monakana on loan until January (various).

• Former Hibs and current Scotland and Sunderland striker says he feels “refreshed” after ending a spell of injury hell. “I’ve not had a pre-season for two or three years,” he said. “This one has gone well so far. I feel refreshed coming back” (Daily Record)

• James Rodriguez is set to complete his move from Monaco to Real Madrid (various).

• Steven Gerrard has stepped down as England captain, but says he will help manager Roy Hodgson choose a new one (various).