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Interim chairman Paul Murray has accused his boardroom predecessors of "appalling" mismanagement and claims the club was close to financial ruin before new directors were voted in earlier this month.(Daily Express)

Scottish FA chief executive Stewart Regan has defended the governing body's fit and proper person regulations ahead of next month's assessment of the new regime at Rangers. (The Times, print edition)

Scotland assistant coach Mark McGhee expects Stuart McCall to remain in charge of Rangers beyond the end of the season. (Herald)

Stuart McCall and Mark McGhee
McCall and McGhee have been part of Scotland's coaching team but new Rangers boss McCall is not involved for the games with Northern Ireland and Gibraltar

McGhee insists striker Jordan Rhodes has not simply been recalled to the national squad in time for Sunday's match against Gibraltar, who have lost 21 goals so far in Euro 2016 qualifying Group D. (Scotsman)

Rhodes has found a way to fit into coach Gordon Strachan's plans, according to McGhee.(Daily Record)

And McGhee has urged Rhodes to seize his chance. (Daily Mail)

Scotland forward Jordan Rhodes
Rhodes has scored three goals in 11 appearances for Scotland

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon has revealed he will always have the mindset he is Scotland's first choice goalkeeper, even if he does not get the nod from Strachan.(Daily Express)

Real Sociedad coach David Moyes admires the job fellow Scot Strachan is doing and feels he has engendered real belief in the squad. (Daily Mail)

Norwich City and Scotland defender Russell Martin feels his Carrow Road boss and countryman Alex Neil could be a future Scotland coach.(Herald)

Northern Ireland forward Kyle Lafferty
Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty could face Scotland on Wednesday

Kyle Lafferty, with the Northern Ireland squad for Wednesday's friendly against Scotland, would like to return to Rangers, who he left in 2012. (Daily Record)

Henrik Larsson has told Celtic's on-loan Manchester City forward John Guidetti to stop talking about a summer return to Feyenoord as Celtic and their fans do not appreciate it. Larsson joined Celtic from Feyenoord in 1997. (Sun - Subscription required)

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