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Celtic manager Neil Lennon insists the club had to crush the Green Brigade before someone got seriously hurt after bans were issued due to repeat incidents with pyrotechnics. (The Star)

Meanwhile, Mikael Lustig is set to extend his stay at Celtic after revealing he has opened talks on a new contract, although will miss the next three months of the club's season due to a hip injury requiring surgery. (Various)

Rangers finance director Brian Stockbridge must hand back his controversial £200,000 bonus within a couple of days to save his skin at Ibrox. (The Mail)

Meanwhile, Rangers manager Ally McCoist says he is not planning to add to his squad in the January transfer window due to the club's boardroom being in a state of flux. (Various)

Celtic could be playing in the Nou Camp for the last time on Wednesday night after Barcelona revealed they are considering building a new stadium. (The Express)

Anthony Stokes is looking to make amends for a poor Champions League campaign by going out in style against Barcelona in Spain. (The Scotsman)

Hibs manager Terry Butcher insists the feud with Celtic and the Edinburgh club stemming from the controversial 1-1 draw in October is now over and will not resurface when they meet this weekend. (The Express)

Hearts skipper Danny Wilson has been diagnosed with shin splints and will have to undergo a special training programme to deal with the injury. (The Scotsman)

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