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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers manager Ally McCoist, who has a shareholding of around two per cent in the League One club, says he is unlikely to vote against the current board of directors at next month's annual meeting as he would effectively be committing "suicide" by handing in his own resignation.

Full story: The Scotsman

Ajax have been handed a 20,000 euro fine by European governing body Uefa following crowd trouble at the Dutch side's Champions League game at Celtic Park.

Full story: Daily Express (print edition)

AC Milan have suffered a double blow with defender Cristian Zaccardo and goalkeeper Marco Amelia ruled out of next week's Champions League match against Celtic.

Full story: The Sun (print edition)

Swedish 17-year-old striker Valmir Berisha, presently with Halmstad and who would only cost around £200,000, says Celtic, Sunderland, Ajax, AC Milan, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool have all tabled offers for his services along with clubs in Spain, Russia and Romania.

Full story: Daily Record

Kilmarnock midfielder Reuben Gabriel
Nigeria midfielder Reuben Gabriel is at the centre of a war of words at Kilmarnock

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has warned Scotland midfielder Scott Brown to exercise a degree of "self-control" in order to avoid a repeat of the petulance that has been a feature of his captain's game recently for club and country.

Full story: The Scotsman

Celtic manager Neil Lennon does not want to lose the "devilment" in Scott Brown and will leave it to the midfielder to police himself during games while admitting he will take action if the captain lets himself down again in Celtic colours.

Full story: The Herald

Kilmarnock striker Kris Boyd will not consider himself back in the Scotland fold until he picks up another cap, having sat frustrated on the bench in Tuesday's friendly against Norway.

Full story: The Scotsman

Reuben Gabriel's agent, Tony Harris, has been angered by Kilmarnock manager Allan Johnson's claim that the Nigeria midfielder has not shown himself good enough for the first team, saying other European clubs are interested in the player and that he would be talking to the club about allegations that he is owed wages.

Full story: SuperSport

Emmanuel Babayaro, former agent to Reuben Gabriel, who has not yet played for Kilmarnock, has criticised the Nigeria midfielder's current agent and former club Kano Pillars for the decision to sell him to the Scottish club.

Full story: Daily Record (print edition)

West Brom manager Steve Clarke wants to extend his stay at the club beyond the end of the season when his current deal expires.

Full story: Birmingham Mail

Cardiff manager Malky Mackay has insisted he has never thought about quitting the club despite the various controversial decisions made during Vincent Tan's ownership.

Full story: Daily Mail

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland coach Scott Johnson says replacing Ruaridh Jackson with Duncan Weir for today's match against Australia was always planned and was not because of the former's performance against South Africa on Sunday.

Full story: The Scotsman

Australia centre Mike Harris is anxious to make amends against Scotland at Murrayfield after they ruined his long-awaited international debut with victory in Newcastle last June.

Full story: The Scotsman

Scotland forward Johnnie Beattie say he takes comparisons as a compliment as he prepares to surpass his father's haul of 25 Scotland caps when he faces South Africa at Murrayfield.

Full story: The Scotsman

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