Paper Talk: Gauld in frame | Laszlo return

Ryan Gauld has impressed in training. Pic: SNS
Ryan Gauld has impressed in training. Pic: SNS
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Here’s what’s making the back pages of this morning’s newspapers in Scotland ...

• Ryan Gauld is in the frame to make his Scotland debut against Georgia, according to assistant manager Mark McGhee. “Ryan is in the squad and if he shows up well enough then he’s got a chance of being part of it,” said McGhee. “He can certainly put himself in Gordon’s [Strachan, Scotland manager} mind.” (Sun)

• Hartlepool United are eyeing up a move for Csaba Laszlo as their coach. The former Hearts manager is currently at MTK Budapest. (Sun)

• Newly-appointed Queen of the South player manager James Fowler says he won’t shirk his duties on the pitch despite being handed the reins at Palmerston Park. (various)

• Celtic midfielder Stefan Johansen has scotched talk of a crisis at Parkhead. “We have experienced players who have seen this before,” he said. “There are no problems.” (Daily Mail)

• Hull City are set to raid Dundee United again – this time they are lining up a move for Stuart Armstrong in the January sales. (Daily Record)

• Livingston defender Simon Mensing has made his return to competitive action by playing for the club’s under-20s. (Daily Record)

• East Fife are set to ask Hearts if they can field Liam Smith in the Scottish Cup against Berwick. The 18-year-old is only at New Bayview until January. (Daily Record)

• Inverness have signed former Crystal Palace striker Ibra Sekajja on a short-term deal. (various)