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Dave King is ready to team up with fellow Rangers shareholders George Letham, Douglas Park and George Taylor, collectively known as the Three Bears, in order to take control of the Ibrox club.(Daily Record)

And King has vowed not to let Rangers fans down after securing a 15% stake in the club. (Sun - subscription required)

King's purchase of shares places huge pressure on the current Rangers board. (Daily Mail)

Dave King
King purchased Rangers shares through his company New Oasis Investments Ltd

On the park, caretaker manager Kenny McDowall accepts Rangers deserve criticism for their performances this season but insists they have not given up. (Daily Record)

And McDowall remains firm in his belief Rangers can secure promotion to Scotland's top flight.(Daily Mail)

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has attempted to dampen talk of a title race by insisting his side are still the best in the Scottish Premiership, despite the narrow margins at the top of the league near the midway stage. (Herald)

Celtic manager Ronny Deila
Deila remains confident in his Celtic team

And Deila has challenged current Premiership leaders Aberdeen to prove they can maintain a title challenge. (Daily Express)

Chris Sutton expects former club Celtic to win the domestic treble but insists it would be the least convincing in the history of Scottish football. (Daily Record)

English-born Aberdeen defender and Wales Under-21 cap Ash Taylor, 24, has revealed he qualifies to play for Scotland because of the grandparent rule. (Daily Express, print edition)

Aberdeen defender Ash Taylor
Taylor joined Aberdeen from Tranmere Rovers at the start of the season

Alan Stubbs admits Hibernian must win Saturday's Edinburgh derby with Scottish Championship leaders Hearts if the Easter Road side are to stand any chance of winning the division. (Scotsman)

Hearts captain Danny Wilson described 2014 as "a strange year - a year of two halves" after the club were relegated to the Championsip, exited administration and then ended the year as the only unbeaten side in British league football with a 15-point lead at the top of Scotland's second tier.(Herald)

Scottish manager David Moyes has told Liverpool's Steven Gerrard he would be welcome at Real Sociedad next season if he decides to play in Spain rather than the United States.(Daily Mail)

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Tim Visser, who scored two tries against Glasgow Warriors on Friday evening, described Edinburgh's victory and aggregate win in the 1872 Cup as "memorable".(Scotsman)

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