Paper Talk: Strach hails squad|Deila calm|Scep bid

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

• Scotland manager Gordon Strachans hails the “character” of his players as he discussed his squad for the opening Euro 2016 qualifier away to Germany (various)

• Celtic boss Ronny Deila has called for calm from his team as they bid to seal their Champions League berth by finishing off Maribor tonight (various)

• Celtic close to signing Stefan Scepovic after thrashing out a £2.4m deal with Sporting Gijon (Daily Record)

• Scotland Under-21 manager Billy Stark believes Stevie May’s move to Sheffield Wednesday can help him force his way into the full squad (Daily Record)

• Raith midfielder Iain Davidson says Christian Nade’s “big bum” is an advantage as it makes it harder for defenders to get the ball off the former Hearts striker (Daily Record)

• Tim Sherwood is waiting in the wings if QPR decide to axe under-fire manager Harry Redknapp (Daily Mirror)

• Huddersfield are to talk to former Scotland and Dundee United midfielder Billy McKinlay about becoming their new manager (Daily Mirror)