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Hearts boss Gary Locke has praised his squad for their battling qualities after their draw with Aberdeen delayed relegation from the Premiership until the weekend at least. (Various)

Scottish football is being televised in countries including Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Lebanon, Libya and Kuwait as part of the league's £20m oversees TV deal.

Full story: Scottish Sun (print edition)

Celtic won't miss midfielder Beram Kayal if he leaves in the summer, according to the club's former star and now BBC pundit Murdo MacLeod. "He wanted a new contract and played well after he got that," said MacLeod. "But he's hardly been in the side recently."

Full story: Scottish Sun (print edition)

Dundee United assistant boss Simon Donnelly believes striker Nadir Ciftci is a contender for player of the year this season. "Nadir's been class for us this season," he said. "when he's on his game, there aren't many better strikers in this league."

Full story: Scottish Sun (print edition)

Rangers supporter Craig Houston has vowed to carry on with his campaign to topple the current Ibrox regime - despite director Sandy Easdale dropping a £200,000 law suit against him.

Full story: Daily Record

Celtic are preparing a move for Gimnasia's Argentine goalkeeper Fernando Monetti. With speculation casting doubt over Fraser Forster's future at the club, Celtic sent a scout to watch Gimnasia's game against Velez Sarsfield at the weekend.

Full story: Daily Record

Scotland goalkeeper David Marshall says his future is the last thing on his mind as he aims to help Cardiff City avoid relegation. Marshall has been linked with Tottenham but said: "My career doesn't really come into it. I'm going to be judged over these last games."

Full story: Herald

Celtic assistant boss Johan Mjallby has revealed his desire to eventually manage a club in his native Sweden. "It would excite me in the future to lead my own team, but right now I'm satisfied with the situation at Celtic," he said.

Full story: Express

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