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Steve Lomas has revealed he has put himself in the frame for the Motherwell manager's job after Stuart McCall stepped down. (Daily Record)

Motherwell caretaker manager Kenny Black says not having McCall around is like losing a limb. (The Sun)

Black also insists he could still apply for the vacant position and will decide after Friday's league encounter with Dundee United. (Express)

Celtic striker John Guidetti insists he's ready to stay at the Glasgow club because he is chasing glory, and not money. (Daily Record)

Leigh Griffiths claims referee Serhiy Bioko cost Celtic a place in the Europa League round of 32 by denying a strike for a push on Astra defender Cristian Oros in Thursday's 1-1 draw in Romania. (Herald)

Griffiths claims Bioko laughed at him when he chalked off the goal that would have secured progression to the knock-out rounds. (Daily Mail)

Michael O'Halloran has extended his deal at St Johnstone until 2016. (Daily Mail)

Clyde manager Barry Ferguson admits he acted like an idiot by swearing at a fan following his side's exit from the Scottish Cup at the hands of Lowland League side Spartans. (Daily Record)

Partick Thistle's Stuart Brannigan has lost his appeal against the straight red card he picked up against Celtic for a challenge on John Guidetti. (Daily Record)

St Mirren could field one of the youngest teams in their 137-year history against Partick Thistle on Saturday due to a string of injuries suffered by key players like Steven Thompson, John McGinn and Isaac Osborne. (Daily Record)

Rangers have confirmed they will host a testimonial match for Fernando Ricksen, who is suffering from Motor Neurone Disease. (Daily Record)

Hearts and Rangers will not request permission for their forthcoming Championship matches to be postponed due to international matches. (Daily Record)

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