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The battle for control of Rangers could postpone the club's annual meeting until next month as a statutory 21-day notice period will be served if a shareholders' group led by former director Paul Murray and former chairman Malcolm Murray is successful in court today.

Full story: The Sun (print edition)

Celtic have written to shareholders urging them to vote against a resolution at the club's annual meeting calling on the Scottish FA to be reported to European governing body Uefa over its handling of the crisis at Rangers, who some investors say received special treatment.

Full story: Daily Record

Celtic, already without defender Adam Matthews through injury, now have a worry over the fitness of Mikael Lustig ahead of next week's Champions League meeting with Ajax after he picked up a hip injury playing for Sweden.

Full story: The Scotsman

Igor Stimac will not quit as Croatia coach ahead of their meeting with Scotland on Tuesday despite a newspaper poll suggesting 97% of fans want him axed.

Full story: The Sun (print edition)

Croatia coach Igor Stimac is facing calls for his dismissal, with 97% of fans backing such a move in a newspaper poll, after he was criticised for staying under an umbrella, allegedly to protect a new £725 suit, while his side lost on Friday against a Belgian side who secured their qualification from Scotland's World Cup group.

Full story: Daily Record

Croatia midfielder Nico Kranjcar says his side are in crisis after they lost 2-1 to Belgium and now face a play-off to secure their place at the World Cup finals.

Full story: Daily Record (print edition)

Croatia coach Igor Stimac could drop Luka Modric for Tuesday's final group qualifier against Scotland as another yellow card would rule the star midfielder out of their World Cup play-off.

Full story: Daily Express

Norwich City midfielder Robert Snodgrass has declared himself ready to face Croatia after rejoining the Scotland squad after his partner, Denise, gave birth to a daughter at the end of last week.

Full story: The Scotsman

Former Aberdeen midfielder Fraser Fyvie intends to leave Wigan Athletic on loan having grown disillusioned with the lack of playing opportunities despite the side's drop into the Championship this season.

Full story: The Herald

Morton manager Allan Moore launched himself out of a house window in the nude after catching a thief trying to steal his car.

Full story: Daily Star (print edition)

Preston Athletic could face Scottish FA sanctions for crowd misbehaviour at their Scottish Cup replay with Queen's Park at Pennypit on Saturday, when around 100 fans invaded the pitch just after the home side pulled a goal back in their 2-1 defeat.

Full story: The Scotsman

OTHER GOSSIP

Scottish golfer Chris Doak will still travel to Perth, Australia, despite all but already securing his European Tour card with a share of eighth place at the Portugal Masters at Vilamoura, his finish lifting him into the top 110 at 105 on the money list.

Full story: The Herald (print edition)

Captain Kyle Coetzer has been passed fit to lead Scotland's bid next month to qualify for the World Twenty20 cricket finals.

Full story: The Sun (print edition)

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