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Former Cardiff City and Watford manager Malky Mackay is in the running to replace Dougie Freedman at Bolton Wanderers along with former Celtic boss Tony Mowbray.(WalesOnline)

Ally McCoist has hinted that he could never manage another club should he leave Rangers.(Sunday Mail)

Rangers manager Ally McCoist insists it is wrong to expect his side to win the Scottish Championship at a canter because their football budget is so vastly superior to anything else in the league and is unapologetic in suggesting he would accept promotion through the play-offs.(Sunday Herald)

Five arrests were made among the visiting support after crowd trouble flared during and after Rangers' 1-0 victory over Livingston. (Sunday Herald)

There were reports of further disturbances outside Livingston's ground after five arrests were made inside during Rangers' visit, with mounted police officers required to restore order.(Scotland On Sunday)

Graham Dorrans celebrates with West Brom
Graham Dorrans has revealed the heartache of losing his baby son

The SPFL has rejected a bid by Cowdenbeath to have their postponed match against Rangers re-instated after Bilel Mohsni was ruled out of international football through injury, leaving Dean Sheils, who is on stand-by with Northern Ireland, as the Ibrox side's only possible absentee. (Sunday Mail, print edition)

Ronny Deila says Celtic might have to raise their target in Europa League Group D from 10 points because Salzburg and Dinamo Zagreb could also take advantage of poor displays by Romanians Astra.(Sunday Mail)

Celtic manager Ronny Deila admits his side are lucky to be top of Europa League Group D and insists they must improve if they are to qualify for the next stage. (Sunday Express)

Celtic striker Anthony Stokes has lost three-quarters of a stone in weight thus far under the leadership of new manager Ronny Deila.(Scotland On Sunday)

Georgia captain Jaba Kankava believes his side must take something from Saturday's visit to Scotland or their Euro 2016 qualification hopes will be virtually dead after an opening home defeat by Republic of Ireland. (Sunday Express, print edition)

Scotland and West Brom midfielder Graham Dorrans says having a still-born son threatened to derail his career. (Sunday Mail, print edition)

Slovakia midfielder Filip Kiss says he returned for a second spell on loan at Ross County from Cardiff City to increase his chances of winning more international caps. (Mail On Sunday, print edition)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scott Johnson, Scotland's director of elite rugby, believes Scotland can be in the top seven of the world's rugby nations and that the new academies he is helping set up are the key.(Sunday Herald)

Scotland winger Tommy Seymour says Glasgow Warriors' fine start to the Pro12 season is down to mental strength. (Sunday Herald)

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