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Celtic and Wales midfielder Joe Ledley avoided talking about his club contract situation when asked about it during a media conference ahead of Saturday's international friendly against Finland.

Full story: Daily Record

George Burley
George Burley has been out of management since leaving Apollon Limassol last year

Former Scotland boss George Burley has confirmed his interest in the vacant managerial position at Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

Full story: The Sun (print edition)

Meanwhile, Inverness will open contract talks with captain Richie Foran in an attempt to ward off interest from Hibernian, whose new manager Terry Butcher has worked with the player at Caley and Motherwell.

Full story: Daily Express

Dundee chief executive Scot Gardiner turned down the offer of a job at Rangers because he did not receive assurances he would be allowed to run the Ibrox club his way.

Full story: Daily Record

And Rangers are to appoint former Manchester City chief executive Graham Wallace instead.

Full story: The Sun (subscription required)

Scotland coach Gordon Strachan is expected to select Steven Fletcher as lone striker against USA on Friday evening.

Full story: The Scotsman

Meanwhile, Strachan is surprised Scotland full-back Alan Hutton is out of favour at Aston Villa.

Full story: The Times (subscription required)

Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster is expected to win his first England cap by starting in Friday's friendly with Chile.

Full story: Daily Record (print edition)

Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara hopes to offer experienced defender Mark Wilson a new deal at Tannadice.

Full story: The Herald

Former Celtic striker Charlie Nicholas believes the time is right to erect a statue of the club's most celebrated captain, Billy McNeill.

Full story: Daily Express

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