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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers manager Ally McCoist insists he is not 'bombproof' and says Rangers' financial problems will not save him from the sack if the Ibrox board want to get rid of him. (Daily Record)

Defender Lee Wallace admits Rangers have not been good enough this season and hopes a frank discussion between the players and management in the wake of their 3-1 defeat by Hibernian will help kick-start their campaign. (Daily Record)

But Wallace says writing off Rangers' Championship title hopes would be a mistake. (Various)

Sir John Hall, who sold Newcastle to Mike Ashley, has told Rangers fans that the Sports Direct tycoon is the man to save the troubled Govan club. (Scottish Sun: print edition)

Inverness manager John Hughes
John Hughes says Inverness are ready to do what it takes in the Highland derby on Sunday

Celtic's Virgil van Dijk, who has been called the "perfect defender" by boss Ronny Deila, is backing his manager's rigorous fitness regime. (Various)

Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton praised Deila for his side's Europa League win over Dinamo Zagreb, but with diet one of this week's big talking points, he revealed that even Henrik Larsson ate chips. (Daily Record)

Dinamo Zagreb captain Ivica Vrdoljak has taken a swipe at Celtic's Emilio Izaguirre, insisting the Croats could not believe the full back had been at the World Cup. (Scottish Sun: print edition)

Defender Jason Denayer's loan deal from Manchester City could be extended in a move that would keep him at Celtic for two years. (Herald)

Neil Lennon has compiled a DVD of his 'Greatest Hits' while boss of Celtic in a bid to sell himself to potential future employers. (Scottish Daily Mail)

Aberdeen star Niall McGinn reckons Dundee will struggle to contain the Dons' in-form front-line when the sides meet at Dens Park on Saturday. (Daily Record)

Motherwell manager Stuart McCall believes his side will never finish second in the Premiership table again, but he is determined to ensure they make it to a Hampden final. (Daily Record)

St Johnstone assistant boss Callum Davidson is convinced James McFadden will turn on the style for the Perth men, and says the 31-year-old could earn a recall to the Scotland squad. (Daily Record)

Inverness manager John Hughes says his side will get "ugly" if they need to in the Highland derby against Ross County. (Scottish Sun: print edition)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scottish boxer Ricky Burns believes Saturday night's fight against Alexandre Lepelley in Leeds could be his first step on the road to another world title bout. (Daily Record)

But Burns admits losing the fight against the Frenchman would finish his career. (Daily Record)

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