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Former Scotland captain Gary Caldwell has retired from football, a hip problem having meant it was too painful for the 32-year-old defender to train never mind play for Wigan Athletic.(The Herald)

Inverness Caledonian Thistle have agreed a deal to sign former Middlesbrough winger Tarmo Kink for the remainder of the season and the 29-year-old Estonia international is expected to complete his move on Monday. (Daily Express, print edition)

Sporting Lisbon midfielder Ryan Gauld
Ryan Gauld was dropped as Sporting Lisbon lost in the Portuguese top flight

Former Celtic and Standard Liege striker Tony Watt has praised Charlton Athletic manager Guy Luzon for helping to revitalise his career after the 21-year-old scored twice on Saturday against Huddersfield Town.(The Herald)

Scotland Under-21 midfielder Ryan Gauld suffered a weekend of disappointment after being axed from the first-team squad at Sporting Lisbon and seeing his hopes of marking his first season in Portugal with a championship title suffer a blow. (The Herald)

Dave King has won his takeover battle for Rangers as chairman David Somers prepares to resign ahead of the club's extraordinary meeting. (Daily Telegraph)

Striker Kris Boyd has warned his Rangers team-mates that they are in danger of missing out on the end-of-season promotion play-offs altogether unless they rectify their disappointing form in the Scottish Championship. (The Herald)

Rangers striker Kris Boyd says teams no longer fear facing Rangers and are now confident of winning games against the Glasgow side.(The Scotsman)

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has insisted it is still too soon to hail his Celtic side as champions-elect this season despite their emphatic and potentially decisive 4-0 win over Aberdeen on Sunday. (The Scotsman)

Tarmo Kink watches Inverness draw with Kilmarnock
Tarmo Kink is reportedly poised to sign for Inverness after watching their recent games

Partick Thistle captain Abdul Osman wants to stay at Firhill and is hoping to sign an extension to his contract, which ends in the summer. (Daily Record, print edition)

Hibernian midfielder Fraser Fyvie played in Saturday's 1-0 win over Alloa Athletic after defying doctors orders - received after suffering a knee injury four years ago - never to play on an artificial surface again. (The Scotsman)

Neil MacFarlane, the former Hearts midfielder who is caretaker manger at Coventry City, dedicated Saturday's 2-1 win over MK Dons to sacked manager and friend Steven Pressley.(Coventry Telegraph)


A flat attack and the absence of Jim Hamilton from the pack were fatal for Scotland in Saturday's Six Nations defeat by Italy, according to former Scotland scrum half Rory Lawson. (The Times, print edition)

Former Scotland Iain Morrison says Scotland missed the craft of suspended fly-half Finn Russell in the Six Nations defeat by Italy at Murrayfield. (The Scotsman)

Present incumbent Leon Smith believes Andy Murray is a future Great Britain Davis Cup captain.(The Herald)

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