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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Crystal Palace are set to make a January move for Celtic star Kris Commons, with talks over a new deal with the Scottish champions having stalled. (Scottish Sun)

Rangers fans' chiefs have urged the club's supporters to unite behind Ally McCoist as pressure mounts on the Ibrox manager following the weekend defeat to Hearts. (Daily Record)

Former Rangers midfielder Jim Bett says disgruntled fans can chant all they want against McCoist, but the boss will not quit the club. (Daily Record)

Dave McPherson, who played for Rangers and Hearts, believes the Ibrox men must get mentally tougher if they are to win the Championship this season. (Daily Record)

Lewis Macleod
In-form Rangers midfielder Lewis Macleod is attracting interest from south of the border

Andy Goram believes Rangers can still win the title, despite slipping nine points behind Championship leaders Hearts. (Scottish Sun)

Everton and Burnley are weighing up moves for highly-rated Rangers midfielder Lewis Macleod. (Daily Mail)

Three youngsters from MLS outfit Vancouver Whitecaps will join Rangers on trial this week. (Various)

Former Hearts coach John McGlynn insists the Tynecastle side knew they had signed a winner when they snapped up Robbie Neilson following his release by Rangers as a youngster. (Daily Record)

Hearts legend Gary Mackay says winning the Championship title would be even better than hammering Hibernian 5-1 in the Scottish Cup final. (Scottish Sun)

Salzburg stars Kevin Kampl and Jonathan Soriano have warned Celtic that the Austrians are determined to beat the Glasgow side in the Europa League on Thursday night to secure top spot in Group D. (Daily Record)

And Soriano is keen to put on a show at Celtic Park, an arena he says is one of the best in Europe. (Scottish Sun)

John Guidetti
On-loan Manchester City striker John Guidetti is not yet ready to commit his future to Celtic

Celtic defender Jason Denayer is expected to be fit for Thursday's match in Glasgow, despite a broken ankle scare. (Scottish Sun)

Striker John Guidetti is in no rush to decide whether he wants to stay at Celtic, after club chief executive Peter Lawwell insisted a fee has been agreed for the on-loan Swede with his parent club Manchester City. (Daily Express)

Celtic trialist Michael Duffy has been described as "unplayable" on his day by his manager at Derry City. (Daily Express)

Ayr United insist they will not foot the bill for the League One game with Peterhead that has to be replayed because the Blue Toon fielded an ineligible player in this month's match between the sides at Somerset Park. (Daily Record)

Peterhead are deciding whether to appeal the decision to fine them £10,000 and replay the match for fielding Reece Donaldson, with manager Jim McInally adamant they were told by the SFA that the player was free to appear in the original match. (Scottish Sun)

Chic Charnley insists his former club St Mirren must sack manager Tommy Craig or they will be relegated from the Premiership this season. (Various)

But Buddies striker Stephen Thompson has revealed Craig has the full support of the St Mirren squad. (Various)

Graeme Dott
Graeme Dott is unhappy at the new format of snooker's UK Championship

St Johnstone look likely to recall striker Chris Kane from Dumbarton to bolster their forward line in January. (Daily Record)

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan has written to every member of his squad to thank them for helping revive the national side's fortunes. (Various)

Aberdeen legend Willie Miller believes the Dons are certainties to finish second in the Premiership this season. (Scottish Sun)

Hibernian have been given a full allocation of tickets for the new year Edinburgh derby against Hearts at Tynecastle. (Scotsman)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scot Graeme Dott has branded the format of this season's UK Snooker Championship "rubbish," with the sport's top players having to go into the round of 128 rather than later in the competition. (Daily Record)

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