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The South African-based businessman Dave King was snubbed when he offered Rangers an interest-free loan. (Sun)

Neil Lennon blamed referee Craig Thomson after watching Aberdeen shatter Celtic's hopes of finishing the Premiership season unbeaten. (Various)

Kilmarnock striker Kris Boyd insists he doesn't need an explanation from Scotland boss Gordon Strachan over his omission from the national side. (Various)

Rangers manager Ally McCoist says he substituted Arnold Peralta in the victory over Stranraer because he feared the Honduran would be sent off. (Record)

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes believes his side deserve credit for ending Celtic's 26-game unbeaten league run. (Various)

Scotland defender Christophe Berra
Christophe Berra is relishing the prospect of facing the Germans in Euro 2016 qualifying

Celtic defender Adam Matthews says his 10-man side's display in the defeat by Aberdeen illustrated their strong team spirit. (Various)

John Hughes watched his Inverness CT side beat Ross County before declaring he hopes County beat the drop because the top flight needs to retain the Highland derby. (Various)

Scotland defender Christophe Berra has dubbed the Euro 2016 qualifying opener in Germany as the perfect way to get their campaign under way. (Record)

Former Liverpool goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek has labelled Scotland as "average" and is confident his home nation Poland will pip them to the Euro 2016 finals. (Record)

Terry Butcher says Hibs are keen to agree a new long-term deal with rising star Sam Stanton. (Various)

St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright hailed the return of two-goal striker Steven MacLean who impressed in the win over Motherwell following his return from a knee injury. (Various)

Former Celtic manager Martin O'Neill - now in charge of the Republic of Ireland - believes Neil Lennon is a "brilliant" Celtic boss because he has the intensity and ability for the role. (Express)

Scotland will unveil a bold new away kit in white, pink and yellow which pays tribute to the old Lord Rosebery colours. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Terence Crawford, Ricky Burns's opponent in Saturday's WBO world lightweight title fight in Glasgow, has labelled the Scot "lucky". (Various)

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