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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers don't have the cash to pay off manager Ally McCoist so he stays in place for the match against Livingston on Saturday. (Various)

McCoist believes former strike partner Mark Hateley has turned against him and is siding with the Rangers board. (The Sun)

David Templeton
Might David "Temps" Templeton be tempted to join Neil Lennon on loan at Bolton?

The situation surrounding McCoist will add spice to Monday's AGM, with the state of the club's finances, the involvement of Mike Ashley and the probably unveiling of a new share issue the other main subjects that are likely to be discussed. (The Herald)

While Rangers could lose Lee Wallace and Lewis Macleod in the January transfer window, Championship leaders Hearts' owner Ann Budge promises to support head coach Robbie Neilson and director of football Craig Levein if they identify a player who could help them win promotion. (Various)

Meanwhile, Budge wants the Edinburgh side back in European competition by 2017. (Daily Express)

She says the drop into the Championship will cost Hearts £1m this season. (Various)

Steven Saunders, who has suffered serious ankle and knee injuries in the past few years, hopes to prove that he is back to full fitness with a run in the Ross County first team. (The Sun)

Former Celtic and Scotland Under-21 forward Tony Watt could be on his way out of Standard Liege as the team struggle in Belgium's Pro League. (The Herald)

Bolton manager Neil Lennon could make a loan move next month for Rangers winger David Templeton. (Daily Record)

Former PFA chairman Clarke Carlisle warns Celtic that their backing of winger Aleksandar Tonev could damage the club's reputation. (Daily Record)

Former Hibs favourite Jackie McNamara is keen to see fan ownership at Easter Road but fears the fragmented nature of the fan base makes it difficult. (The Scotsman)

Catriona Ralph
Catriona Ralph juggled work and training commitments for years to represent Scotland at hockey

Jim Goodwin accepts that his ill-discipline on the pitch contributed to the sacking of St Mirren manager Tommy Craig. (Various)

Dundee boss Paul Hartley says he always knew Dens striker David Clarkson's incredible run of goals would dry up but that his overall play has not faltered. (Daily Express)

Defender Jordon Forster will continue his return from a broken foot when he plays for Hibernian's Under-20 team against Hamilton on Thursday. (The Scotsman)

Scotland's longest-serving manager, Forfar's Dick Campbell, says the role is all about getting the best out of players but the fun-loving boss warns that "the wrath of Dick is famous". (Daily Mail)

OTHER GOSSIP

Bathgate golfer Stephen Gallacher says "certain forms of slow play is tantamount to cheating". (Various)

Former Scotland defender Catriona Ralph has been named women's player of the year by Scottish Hockey - she won more than 150 caps and ended her international career at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. (The Herald)

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