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The Scottish FA will contact Uefa to find out more about the news Scotland's Euro 2016 qualifier away to Georgia could be played behind closed doors due to crowd trouble. Many of the Tartan Army have already booked flights to Tbilisi, but the hosts could be punished after several fans invaded the pitch during their 2-0 defeat to Germany. (Various)

Meanwhile, SFA chief executive Stewart Regan has told Brora Rangers the time for debating the pyramid play-off system was two years ago, after the Highland League champions said they did not want to be promoted to the Scottish Professional Football League. (Sun)

Former Dunfermline and Dundee striker Ross Jack says Brora would be "insulting" other clubs if they did not accept promotion. (Sun)

Scotland Under-19s coach Ricky Sbragia insists he has no regrets over his squad selection despite missing out on the European Championships. Sbragia had been criticised for calling Real Madrid's Jack Harper a "luxury player" and leaving him out of the squad for the games with Italy, Austria and Croatia. (Sun)

Ex-St Mirren star Ricky Gillies has slammed the club's board for the side's current slide towards relegation. He criticised the appointment of Tommy Craig, a failure to strengthen the defence, the uncertainty of the club's sale and what he called the "cheap" transfer of Kenny McLean to Aberdeen. (Various)

Scotland supporters face being locked out of the away qualifier with Georgia
Scotland supporters face being locked out of the away qualifier with Georgia

And, former St Mirren icon frank McGarvey has echoed Gillies' criticism, adding that Danny Lennon should never have been axed. (Various)

The new Rangers board have been urged to examine the legality of the £500,000 agreed payment to Newcastle should they win promotion to the Scottish Premiership this season. Craig Houston from the Sons of Sruth supporters group wants the Ibrox club to scrutinise the deal to see if it is watertight. (Herald)

Celtic's Emilio Izaguirre will hold talks with manager Ronny Deila before deciding if to miss potential Champions League qualifiers to player for Honduras in the Gold Cup. (Sun)

Hearts captain Danny Wilson is a potential summer signing target for Celtic, with Dutch defender Virgil Van Dijk set to exit. (Daily Mail)

Scottish clubs who qualify for European competition are set to earn more money from both the Champions League and the Europa League, with prize money rising by 65%. (Various)

St Johnstone left back Simon Lappin insists he holds no grudges against Dundee United's Ryan McGowan, despite suffering knee damage in a challenge from the Australian defender in February's's 2-0 win at Tannadice. (Daily Record)

Could Hearts' Danny Wilson be on his way to Celtic?
Could Hearts' Danny Wilson be on his way to Celtic?

Hibernian manager Alan Stubbs is keen to sort out new deals for his out of contract players quickly. Lewis Stevenson, Liam Craig, Scott Robertson, Fraser Fyvie, Liam Fontaine and Tomas Cerny are all approaching the end of their current deals while loanees Mark Oxley, Keith Watson and Dylan McGeouch could be available at the end of the end of the campaign. (Various)

Scotland womens head coach Anna Signeul is hoping Hearts and Hibs can help establish a professional Scottish women's Premier League. (Herald)

OTHER GOSSIP

Eurosport commentator Logan Gray has registered alarm at Scotland's performance at the men's World Championships in Canada, and warned of dire implications for future Olympic involvement if improvements are not made to training facilities and the domestic competitive structure. (Herald)

Dundee's Jamie Wilson is aiming to become the city's first major boxing champion on Saturday when the super-flyweight takes on Anthony Nelson in Newcastle, with the Commonwealth title up for grabs. (Sun)

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