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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Haris Vuckic, the 22-year-old Slovenian midfielder on loan to Rangers from Newcastle United, wants to join the Ibrox club at the end of the season. (ChronicleLive)

The Scottish Professional Football League will net a £1m-plus windfall from Rangers as a result of a clause in their regulations over gate money should the Ibrox side qualify for the promotion play-offs, with the governing body entitled to 50% of all ticket revenue. (The Herald)

Rangers shareholder Dave King believes the Scottish Football Association should now give him the thumbs up take control of the Glasgow club after judges at the Court of Session in Edinburgh backed his application to become a club director.(The Scotsman)

Celtic midfielder Kris Commons says Rangers would be "nowhere near" ready to challenge for the Scottish Premiership title next season if they win promotion. (Daily Record)

Rangers and Newcastle midfielder Haris Vuckic
Haris Vuckic has been on loan to Rangers from Newcastle since January

Kris Commons has backed manager Ronny Deila's plans to stay at home during pre-season and claimed the Celtic squad were treated like "cattle" in the past as the club travelled the world chasing lucrative friendly matches.(The Scotsman)

Celtic's Ronny Deila says he voted for Inverness Caledonian Thistle's John Hughes as Scotland's manager of the year because of the style of play he has encouraged. (Daily Record, print edition)

Celtic manager Ronny Deila does not think he has a problem getting his message across to his players but admits he has trouble understanding captain Scott Brown's Scottish accent.(Daily Record)

Ronny Deila admits that his early days as Celtic manager were plagued with doubt and at times wondered whether he still wanted the job. (The Scotsman)

Ronny Deila says his Celtic side is now within touching distance of the prize that has driven him all season, the Scottish Premiership title.(The Herald)

Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara says he has been forced to deliberately blank out the Scottish Premiership club's war of words with fans groups over his bonus for player transfers because he would barely get a wink of sleep otherwise. (The Herald)

Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson says the Scottish Championship title winners will hold talks this week with Miguel Pallardo's agent as they attempt to hold on to the 28-year-old for next season's return to the Scottish top flight.(The Herald)

Hibernian manager Alan Stubbs was playing down a link with Wigan Athletic even before news emerged that Gary Caldwell had been installed as the new manager of the English Championship side and maintained he is still fully focused on helping the Leith side achieve promotion from Scotland's second tier. (The Scotsman)

Charlie Adam (right) celebrates his goal against Chelsea
Charlie Adam (right) scored from inside his own half for Stoke against Chelsea

Charlie Adam's long-range goal against Chelsea led to tweets about the 29-year-old Scotland and Stoke City midfielder rising by 6,000% compared to the same period a week earlier. (Stoke Sentinel)

Charlie Adam has thanked Gordon Strachan for a text congratulating him for his long-range goal against Chelsea but says what he really wants from the Scotland manager is a recall to the international squad. (The Sun)

Lowland League champions Edinburgh City have been drawn to host Highland League counterparts Brora Rangers in the first leg of the inaugural pyramid play-off on 25 April, with the aggregate winners facing the side finishing bottom of League Two for a place in the Scottish Professional Football League next season.(Press and Journal)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scottish amateur Bradley Neil has been tipped by Rory McIlroy to make a name for himself on the PGA Tour after impressing the world number one in their practice round for this week's Masters.(The Scotsman)

Paul Lawrie thinks Stephen Gallacher has the game to do well at the Masters this week but admits that his fellow Scots' lack of match practice in recent weeks might count against him. (Daily Express, print edition)

Glasgow Rocks chairman Ian Reid has revealed talks over the future of player-coach Sterling Davis have been put on ice, leaving the American's tenure up in the air with barely a month of the basketball season remaining.(The Herald)

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