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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers are lining up a move for 26-year-old Dutch defender Sander Fischer who is the captain of Excelsior in his homeland. (Various)

If Stuart McCall stays on as Rangers boss, he wants to keep loan star Haris Vuckic. (Various)

Extra police and stewards have been drafted in for today's Championship clash between Rangers and Hearts following trouble at the abandoned Ibrox match in January. (Sun)

Striker Osman Sow warns Rangers not to expect any let-up from title-winners Hearts as they chase new points and goals records for the second tier. (Mail on Sunday)

Manager Jackie McNamara hits back in the story about his transfer fee bonuses at Dundee United, saying his pay is nobody's business. (Various)

St Johnstone striker Brian Graham claims Hamilton player-manager Martin Canning could have broken Michael O'Halloran's leg with his red card challenge yesterday. (Sunday Express)

Celtic manager Ronny Deila says his former Stromsgodset prodigy Martin Odegaard, now at Real Madrid, would struggle to get into the Scottish Premiership leader's side, despite the 16-year-old starting games for Norway's national team. (Various)

Partick Thistle striker Lyle Taylor apologises to his team-mates for missing two great one-on-one opportunities during yesterday's 0-0 draw at Aberdeen. But manager Alan Archibald cut him some slack after a 9,000-mile midweek trip to win his first caps for the Caribbean island of Montserrat. (Sunday Mail)

Hibs manager Alan Stubbs is urging his players not to panic following a third successive defeat in the Championship, adding: "It's not a time for ranting or raving." (Various)

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was full of praise for Scotsman Charlie Adam's wonder-goal at Stamford Bridge yesterday, saying: "Pele, Maradona and Messi did not score this goal in their career, so it is magnificent."

OTHER GOSSIP

Andy Murray aims to be aggressive on court when he faces world number one Novak Djokovic in today's Miami Open final. (Various)

Stephen Simmons surrendered his unbeaten record and WBC international silver cruiserweight title to Jon Lewis Dickinson in Newcastle last night. (Sunday Herald)

Edinburgh Rugby players are in open revolt against managing director David Davies following the sacking of long-serving team manager Lynsey Dingwall. (Scotland on Sunday)

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