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The Rangers extraordinary general meeting will go ahead despite shareholder Dave King claiming he has achieved a "landslide" victory in his bid to get rid of the current board. (Scotsman)

Former Rangers defender John Brown is delighted that King's EGM resolutions look like being passed, but fears what the South African-based businessman will find behind the scenes once he takes control of the club. (Star)

King and the proposed new board of Rangers will take their time to appoint a new manager. (Herald)

Barry Ferguson says if King has won control of Rangers it goes down as one of the best "wins" in the club's history. (Daily Record)

Celtic's Stefan Johansen
Celtic midfielder Stefan Johansen could move to one of Europe's biggest clubs, according to Vidar Riseth

Businessman Brian Kennedy, who has twice failed in bids to take control of Rangers, insists the club must live within their means if they are to make a full recovery. (Daily Mail)

Former Hearts star Alex Young has paid tribute to the late Dave Mackay - "He was our captain and our leader". (Scotsman)

And Tynecastle legend John Robertson insists Mackay was Hearts' "greatest ever player". (Scotsman)

Celtic manager Ronny Deila wants goalkeeper Craig Gordon to stay at the club for life, amid interest in the player from Chelsea and other English Premier League clubs. (Star)

Gordon will be offered a new long term deal in a bid to fend off interest from south of the border. (Scottish Sun)

Celtic have signed the biggest kit deal in their history with American sportswear firm New Balance. (Scottish Sun)

Deila believes his side's recent excellent form is all down to their fitness and running power - revealing Gary Mackay-Steven ran 1300m at high intensity in the win over Aberdeen on Sunday. (Star)

Deila admits he was overweight during his playing days and wishes he had worked under a boss like him, who was focused on fitness. (Scottish Sun)

Former Celtic player Vidar Riseth believes fellow-Norwegian Stefan Johansen is good enough to play for Barcelona or Manchester United. (Scottish Sun)

Scott Allan
Craig Paterson hopes to see Hibernian midfielder Scott Allan called into the Scotland squad

Dutch side Feyenoord are planning a summer move for striker John Guidetti, who is currently on loan at Celtic from Manchester City. (Daily Record)

Inverness Caledonian Thistle winger Aaron Doran says he will learn from his recent brush with the law, after being issued with a spot fine for a taxi rank "scuffle". (Star)

Ross County manager Jim McIntyre is convinced the Premiership relegation battle will go down to the wire. (Daily Record)

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright admits his players cannot afford to lose focus for a second if they are to secure a win over Celtic on Wednesday night. (Express)

Former Motherwell and Rangers defender Craig Paterson has urged Scotland manager Gordon Strachan to give Hibernian's Scott Allan a call-up. (Star)

Ex-Motherwell defender Stephen Craigan reckons his countryman Kyle Lafferty could prove his critics in Scotland wrong when Northern Ireland take on the national side at Hampden in a friendly. (Various)

Jeff Wood, a former Leeds and Norwich coach, is favourite to be named the new Gibraltar manager, ahead of their meeting with Scotland in March. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Peter Horne
Scotland's Peter Horne has been backed to recover from his mistake in the Six Nations against Italy

All-rounder Richie Berrington is hoping for a big improvement from Scotland's batsmen when they take on Bangladesh in the Cricket World Cup. (Scotsman)

Scotland have drafted in former Bangladesh head coach Shane Jurgensen to help their preparations for the World Cup match. (Scottish Sun)

Scotland coach Grant Bradburn has paid tribute to his skipper Preston Mommsen ahead of the match against Bangladesh. (Herald)

Conor Braid is convinced his Glasgow team-mate Peter Horne will bounce back from his error in Scotland's Six Nations defeat by Italy on Saturday. (Scotsman)

Golfer Catriona Matthew is delighted that Scotland has expressed an interest in hosting the Solheim Cup in 2019. (Scotsman)

Greg Rusedski believes Andy Murray can lead Great Britain to another famous win over the USA in the Davis Cup in Glasgow this weekend. (Scottish Sun)

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