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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Livingston owner Gordon McDougall believes Angelo Massone, who is part of a group trying to buy Hearts, should be banned from Scottish football for life.

Massone was Livi owner when the club when into administration in 2009 and McDougall has criticised the reign of his predecessor.

Full story: Daily Express

Meanwhile, administrator BDO has asked the three parties vying for control of Hearts to provide evidence of their funding.

Full story: Herald

Frazer Wright
Wright scored Saints' winner in Trondheim

St Johnstone goal hero Frazer Wright believes Europa League opponents Rosenborg will take the Perth side a "bit more seriously now" after his goal secured a 1-0 away win in the second qualifying round first leg.

Full story: The Sun

And Saints manager Tommy Wright heaped praise on goalkeeper Alan Mannus for keeping the Perth side ahead in the tie.

Full story: Daily Express

Meanwhile, Hibernian manager Pat Fenlon, whose side were beaten 2-0 away to Malmo in their first leg, insists the Easter Road outfit can turnaround the tie in the return leg.

Full story: The Sun

Celtic's Kris Commons believes the club have a ready-made replacement for Gary Hooper, who is expected to leave this summer, in the form of Anthony Stokes.

Full story: Daily Mail

Aberdeen midfielder Chris Clark, who missed most of last season due to ankle problems, suffered a knee injury in Thursday's friendly win against Malahide United.

Full story: Herald

James McFadden will sign a new one-year deal with Motherwell on Friday.

Full story: The Scotsman

Partick Thistle are keen to sign New Zealand Under-20 goalkeeper Scott Basalaj.

Full story: The Sun

Walter Smith admits he does not intend to stay in the role of Rangers chairman for the long term.

Full story: Daily Record

OTHER GOSSIP

Two-time major winner Mark O'Meara, who shot a four-under-par 67 in the first round of the Open, has responded to golfers who have criticised the Muirfield links by saying: "I'm not a big fan of guys that get out there and whine a lot."

Full story: Daily Record

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