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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers shareholder Dave King will be handed the keys to Ibrox when he flies into Glasgow in the next few days, with his bid to secure control of the club at the extraordinary general meeting now a "formality" following the resignation of chairman David Somers. (Scottish Sun)

Rangers board members Derek Llambias and Barry Leach are also considering leaving the club before Friday's EGM. (Daily Record)

King will secure control of Rangers without the need for an EGM. (The Times)

Former Rangers chairman Alastair Johnston has revealed he offered to buy shares in Rangers to help King's group secure control at the EGM, only to be told they already had enough votes to have their resolutions passed. (Various)

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon
Goalkeeper Craig Gordon has been in fantastic form for Celtic since joining them in the summer

Walter Smith has thrown his backing behind the Rangers Supporters Trust and proxied his shares ahead of the upcoming EGM. (Herald)

Former Motherwell manager Stuart McCall, who has been tipped to be the next Rangers manager, says there will be a queue of candidates hoping to land the job. (Daily Mail)

And McCall has refused to rule himself out of the running to take over at Rangers. (Scotsman)

McCall reckons it will not take a huge financial outlay for Rangers to get back to a good standard in the Premiership, although he admits it will take a lot more money to make them genuine challengers to Celtic. (Scottish Sun)

Ibrox legend Andy Goram wants King to consult club icons Walter Smith and John Greig about who should be the next manager. (Various)

Goalkeeper Cammy Bell is nearing a return for Rangers after seven months out with a shoulder injury. (Scottish Sun)

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon has caught the eye of Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, who is looking for an experienced back-up to Thibaut Courtois, with Petr Cech ready to leave Stamford Bridge. (Scottish Sun)

Former Celtic striker John Hartson insists club manager Ronny Deila has now proved his critics wrong - with the Welshman among those to have doubted the Norwegian's ability earlier in the season. (Scottish Sun)

Hibernian midfielder Scott Allan
Manager Alan Stubbs wants Hibernian midfielder Scott Allan to add more goals to his game

And Hartson says only complacency can stop Celtic going on to lift the treble this season. (Daily Record)

Aberdeen legend Willie Miller admits the club's title dream is over this season after they lost 4-0 at Celtic Park on Sunday. (Scottish Sun)

Dundee United defender Paul Dixon believes facing Celtic in three successive games is good for his side as they seek to arrest a recent form slump. (Scottish Sun)

Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson is refusing to get caught up in title talk until the Championship is officially won, despite his side being 20 points clear and only a few wins from securing the title. (Various)

Hibernian boss Alan Stubbs believes midfielder Scott Allan could be playing at a higher level if he scored more goals. (Scottish Sun)

Midfielder Charlie Adam has revealed his frustration at his spell on the bench at Premier League outfit Stoke City. (Scottish Sun)

Brechin City can set a new club record tonight if they avoid defeat against Dunfermline to make it 16 league games unbeaten. (Scottish Sun)

Kim Sears and Andy Murray
Andre Agassi reckons Andy Murray will get even better once he marries girlfriend Kim Sears

East Fife manager Gary Naysmith has offered Derek Riordan a contract, after the former Hibernian and Celtic striker scored as a trialist at the weekend. (Herald)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland head coach Vern Cotter is ready to make Jonny Gray his captain for the remaining two Six Nations matches. (Scottish Sun)

Tennis legend Andre Agassi believes Andy Murray will reach his peak once he has married long-time girlfriend Kim Sears. (Daily Record)

Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend is confident his side will make it to the Pro12 play-offs for the fourth time in five seasons, despite losing top spot in the table to Munster. (Daily Record)

Scottish boxer Charlie Flynn has been forced to pull out of his second professional fight due to a back injury he picked up in training. (Herald)

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