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Celtic manager Ronny Deila insists television broadcasters must give supporters more consideration when it comes to fixtures, following complaints from clubs about the scheduling of the season run-in. (Herald)

And Deila believes the domination of television is damaging the Scottish game. (Daily Express)

Former Celtic forward Chris Sutton believes Scottish Professional Football League chief executive Neil Doncaster or "whoever is helping him behind the scenes" should "fall on their sword" after this week's controversy over fixtures. (Daily Record)

Graeme Shinnie is determined to end his Inverness Caledonian Thistle career on a high by winning the Scottish Cup ahead of his summer move to Aberdeen. (Herald)

Graeme Shinnie and Niall McGinn
Graeme Shinnie (left) will be an Aberdeen player next season

But Deila believes Caley Thistle's Scottish Cup semi-final opponents Celtic are on course for the domestic treble.(Sun - subscription required)

Hibernian boss Alan Stubbs has urged his players to forget the past and seize their chance to end the club's 113-year wait wait for a Scottish Cup final win.(Scotsman)

And Hibs striker Farid El Alagui is determined to make up for lost time in Saturday's cup semi-final meeting with Falkirk after missing much of the season due to injury.(Times - subscription required)

Hibernian striker Farid El Alagui with the Scottish Cup trophy
El Alagui is targeting Scottish Cup success with Hibs

Dundee United midfielder Chris Erskine is eager to secure a European place next season - something he would not have dreamed about when he was playing in Scotland's junior ranks with Kilbirnie Ladeside. (Herald)

Rangers goalkeeper Cammy Bell fears he may have to re-arrange his wedding plans, depending on the club's participation in the end of season promotion play-offs.(Daily Record)

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Edinburgh head coach Alan Solomons says it's "fantastic" to be the first Scottish club in a European final after his Murrayfield charges won their Challenge Cup semi-final against Dragons.(Scotsman)

Edinburgh players celebrating
Edinburgh will feature in next month's European Challenge Cup final

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