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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Aberdeen face an anxious wait to learn if Ryan Jack's season is over after the midfielder was stretchered off with suspected medial ligament damage in the 4-0 Scottish League Cup win over Livingston. (Daily Express, print edition)

Ray Farningham has left his post as Dundee's head of youth development, having been demoted from assistant to manager Paul Hartley after Gerry McCabe arrived from Queen of the South in the summer. (Evening Telegraph)

Former Aberdeen, Cardiff City and Rangers midfielder Gavin Rae has signed as player-coach to fourth-tier Australian club Hakoah Sydney City after the 36-year-old's exit from Dundee this summer. (Daily Express, print edition)

Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson thinks that Celtic's Craig Gordon should be playing in the Barclays Premier League, describing his former Tynecastle team-mate as arguably the best goalkeeper in Britain. (The Herald)

Falkirk manager Peter Houston was left angry about a penalty kick he believes his side were denied in their 3-1 Scottish League Cup defeat by Rangers, but visiting boss Ally McCoist did not think it was a deliberate hand ball by Bilel Mohsni. (The Herald)

Kilmarnock manager Allan Johnston thinks the referee "made a very big mistake" in disallowing a Michael Ngoo goal that would have taken their League Cup tie against St Johnstone into extra time. (Sky Sports)

Clyde manager Barry Ferguson is considering resurrecting his playing career after a 2-1 defeat at home to Montrose left the Cumbernauld side stranded at the bottom of League Two. (Daily Record, print edition)

OTHER GOSSIP

A claim by Europe player Graeme McDowell that the Ryder Cup might have to be played less often because these team events "lose their shine" for leading Americans when they play in them too often was shot down by visiting captain Tom Watson and one of his most experienced players at Gleneagles. (The Herald)

European team member Stephen Gallacher's dad, Jim, has told how his son has been inspired ahead of the Ryder Cup by a pep talk from his gran just before she died. (Daily Record)

Edinburgh forwards coach Steve Scott insists that the Pro12 side are heading in the right direction and that the 62-13 thrashing by Ospreys on Sunday was just "a bad day at the office". (The Scotsman)

Scotland all-rounder Josh Davey has been given a one-year contract extension by Somerset after the 24-year-old cricketer impressed with their second XI. (The Sun, print edition)

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