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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Hearts coach Billy Brown warns that unless the signing embargo is lifted from his club the game in Scotland is in danger of losing credibility. (Daily Mail)

Celtic have the financial clout to offer Sunderland £6m for striker Steven Fletcher, according to manager Neil Lennon. (Daily Record)

The 26-year-old Scotland striker looks to be beyond the reach of the Scottish champions. (Daily Mail)

Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara insists his team will not give up on their free-flowing style of football, despite three losses in a row. (Daily Mail)

Rangers boss Ally McCoist says there is no point worrying about his cost-cutting meeting with Ibrox chief executive Graham Wallace on Monday. (Daily Record)

McCoist criticises the Scottish Professional Football League for their scheduling of matches, with Sunday's trip to Stenhousemuir Rangers' fourth games in 11 days. (Various)

Former Rangers captain Barry Ferguson maintains that if Blackpool can reduce their wage bill by £3m to £5m, then his old club can make cuts of that scale too. (Daily Record)

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has not given up hope of Michael Hector coming back to Pittodrie from Reading, where he has returned after a loan spell. (Various)

Hibernian could be in trouble after Hearts left-back Kevin McHattie was hit on the neck by a coin during the Edinburgh derby. (The Sun)

Huddersfield midfielder Oliver Norwood is ready to hand in a transfer request to force a move to Celtic. (The Sun)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scottish athlete Eilidh Child says her perfect 2014 would be winning gold for Scotland at the Commonwealth Games and Hearts avoiding relegation from the SPFL. (The Sun)

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