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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic chairman Ian Bankier insists the club will continue to act prudently despite posting over £11m profit in their latest set of accounts - an increase of more than £1m from the previous year. (Daily Record)

And Bankier has praised the contribution of former manager Neil Lennon, who led Celtic into the group stages of the Champions League in his final season in charge. (Daily Express)

Meanwhile, Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell has pleaded with fans to stick by the club during a period of transition.(Daily Mail)

Mike Ashley is poised to intervene by increasing his influence at Rangers following a turbulent few days for the club. (Herald)

But though Rangers' open offer of shares failed to raise the targeted amount of £4m, enough working capital is now available to give the club some breathing space. (Daily Express)

Former Aberdeen manager Craig Brown believes Niall McGinn has become such an accomplished player at Pittodrie he would be coveted by former club Celtic.(Herald)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scottish 800m runner Lynsey Sharp takes part in the Grande Stade de Marrakech seeking to avenge her European Championships defeat by Maryna Arzamasova. (Herald)

Richie Ramsay missed out on a trip to space after his hole-in-one at the KLM Open came at the 11th hole. XCOR Aerospace are offering the space venture to the first player to eagle the 15th at Kennemer Golf & Country Club. (Scotsman)

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