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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Fed-up Kilmarnock players have considered strike action ahead of Sunday's meeting with Celtic as their bonus row with the Ayrshire club rumbles on. (The Sun)

Roofing magnate Hugh Clark is close to ending his bid to buy Ayr United after becoming frustrated over negotiations with club chairman Lachlan Cameron. (Daily Record, print edition)

Rangers manager Ally McCoist is cautiously optimistic about ongoing funding negotiations between former director Dave King and the current Ibrox board but does not anticipate it being implemented in time to support any January transfer window activity to assist his Scottish Championship title bid.(The Scotsman)

Ally McCoist has admitted that an end to Rangers' long-term funding problems before New Year and the possibility of strengthening his squad during the January transfer window would be a fillip in his side's battle for the Scottish Championship title. (The Herald)

Daniel Isaila, who is suing Astra Giurgiu for £200,000 after being sacked as coach to make way for Oleg Protasov, says the Romanian club are in turmoil amid reports of a player revolt ahead of their Europa League meeting with Celtic. (The Sun, print edition)

Norwich City midfielder Wes Hoolihan in action for Ireland
Republic of Ireland midfielder Wes Hoolihan is likely to be missing through injury against Scotland

On-loan Celtic striker Teemu Pukki admits he is tempted to stay at Brondby beyond the January transfer window after scoring his fifth goal in just four games since moving to Denmark. (The Herald)

Pleas made by members of the Association of Tartan Army Clubs for changes to the Scottish FA's ticket pricing structure for international games this season fell on deaf ears despite warnings that fans would snub games.(Daily Record)

Republic of Ireland midfielder Wes Hoolahan is expected to miss out on the European Championship qualifier against Scotland next month after being forced off after 58 minutes of Norwich City's 1-0 defeat by Fulham on Saturday. (The Herald)

Wolfgang Niersbach, the president of the German Football Association, thinks that his stuttering national side's visit to Hampden Park next year will be one of the most significant and that results must improve if they are to avoid failing to qualify from Euro 2016 Group D.(The Herald)

Dundee goalkeeper Kyle Letheren will have a scan today to find out the extend of a knee injury picked up during the warm-up ahead of Saturday's 3-1 win over Motherwell. (The Herald)

Former Aberdeen and Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has led the tributes to Glenn Gibbons, the former chief football writer of The Scotsman, who has died aged 69.(The Scotsman)

Former Clyde manager Stuart Millar has been appointed West Brom's chief scout in Scotland having had a similar role with Ross County. (The Herald)

East Stirlingshire have a meeting with the Scottish Professional Football League today as they seek to overturn the registration ruling that stops French striker Lerou Tahin playing in League Two matches due to the fact that the 26-year-old was recruited as an amateur. (Daily Record, print edition)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland head coach Vern Cotter has denied that the absence of former captain Kelly Brown and other high-profile players from his squad for the three-match autumn test series marks the end of their rugby cap careers. (Daily Mail, print edition)

Scotland could have as many as seven representatives in next year's Masters, with Sandy Lyle, Stephen Gallacher and Bradley Neil already all virtually assured of receiving coveted invitations for the season's opening major at Augusta National, Marc Warren, Richie Ramsay and Russell Knox joining Gallacher inside the world's top 100 and Martin Laird's form also improving. (The Scotsman)

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