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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers have rejected internet rumours that the club will enter administration for a second time on Wednesday but face demands from supporters to answer claims that former chief executive Charles Green still has influence within the club.

Full story: The Scotsman

Northern Ireland striker Andy Little, who spent three months without a contract two seasons ago in the wake of liquidation, says he cannot afford to spend another summer in limbo with Rangers when he is out of contract at the end of the season.

Full story: Daily Record

Celtic chairman Ian Bankier has confirmed that, should they retain the title for a third successive time, former owner Fergus McCann will unfurl the Scottish Premiership flag when the Canadian returns to the club in August.

Full story: The Herald

Blackburn Rovers defender Grant Hanley has joined Norwich City midfielder Robert Snodgrass in withdrawing from the Scotland squad for Wednesday's friendly in Poland.

Full story: The Scotsman

Everton forward Steven Naismith overcame dyslexia to become a top footballer with the English Premier League club and Scotland.

Full story: The Herald

Poland goalkeeper Artur Boruc says he owes Gordon Strachan a debt for progressing his career at Celtic but believes he can help his country top Euro 2016 qualifying Group D ahead of his former manager's Scotland side and Germany.

Full story: The Sun (print edition)

Poland coach Adam Nawalka says he will play a full-strength side against Scotland in Wednesday's friendly despite the two countries being drawn together in Euro 2016 qualifying Group D.

Full story: Daily Record

Scotland international Shaun Maloney has returned to training after six months on the sidelines with a hip injury, but Wigan Athletic manager Uwe Rossler says he will not rush the midfielder into first-team action.

Full story: The Sun (print edition)

Craig Levein remains a strong favourite to return as Hearts manager next season, but the former Scotland coach has yet to be offered the job and has yet to accept, with a decision still a long way off.

Full story: The Scotsman

Dundee United midfielder Paul Paton says he took years to accept an international call to the Northern Ireland squad because he qualifies due to a father who has had nothing to do with him for his whole life.

Full story: Daily Express

Motherwell winger Lionel Ainsworth believes team-mate James McFadden is worthy of a recall to the Scotland squad after the forward starred in Saturday's 4-1 win over Hearts.

Full story: Daily Express (print edition)

Former Motherwell goalkeeper John Ruddy, now with Norwich City, believes he should be picked ahead of Celtic's Fraser Forster in England's squad for the World Cup finals because Scottish football is so weak.

Full story: The Sun (print edition)

On-loan Celtic striker Tony Watt has been accused of "playing for himself" by Lierse coach Stanley Menzo after the Belgian side were held to a 0-0 draw by nine-man Leuven.

Full story: The Sun (print edition)

Blackpool plan to bring in a senior helper for caretaker manager Barry Ferguson, who has failed to lead his side to victory since taking over in January.

Full story; Daily Mirror

Following the 4-0 defeat by Watford, Barry Ferguson fears he is not up to the job of manager with his side having slipped to sixth bottom of the English Championship.

Full story: The Sun (print edition)

Sir Alex Ferguson has backed successor Davie Moyes to come through his nightmare first season as Manchester United manager.

Full story; Daily Mirror

Former Premier League referee Graham Poll says Stoke City's Scotland midfielder, Charlie Adam, should be retrospectively punished by the Football Association after he appeared to stamp Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud in the Potters' 1-0 win on Saturday.

Full story: Daily Mail

OTHER GOSSIP

France were plunged into a front-row crisis ahead of their trip to Edinburgh to face Scotland at Murrayfield with their two first-choice hookers - Dimitri Szarzewski and Benjamin Kayser - ruled out of the Six Nations match.

Full story: The Scotsman (print edition)

Imogen Bankier and Robert Blair continued their perfect start to this Commonwealth Games year by claiming the German Open title in Munheim on Sunday.

Full story: The Herald

Glasgow Rocks' hopes of making the British Basketball League play-offs suffered a massive blow as they lost 79-67 to Durham Wildcats.

Full story: The Sun (print edition)

Dundee Stars boosted their bid for a second-place finish in hockey's Elite League with a 4-1 win over Nottingham Panthers.

Full story: The Sun (print edition)

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