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Celtic assistant manager John Collins says boss Ronny Deila deserves credit for leading Celtic to the Premiership title and reveals that he has already set his sights on reaching the Champions League next season. (Various)

Queen of the South manager James Fowler admits he has hardly seen his wife and children as he has added the roles of coach, chief scout and player to his duties at Palmerston. (Sunday Herald)

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan may turn to Charlton forward Tony Watt for the international double header against the Republic of Ireland and Qatar next month. (Sunday Herald)

Hearts captain Danny Wilson
Danny Wilson is keeping his options open about where to head after leaving Hearts at the end of the season

Rangers striker Kenny Miller tells his team-mates anything other than promotion from the Premiership play-offs will be unacceptable. (Sunday Mail)

Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson says he will fight any Scottish Football Association ban that might come his way after being sent to the stand for by referee Calum Murray for shouting at a Rangers player - many spectators thought it was for arguing with Murray for not awarding his team a penalty when Rangers goalie Cammy Bell ran out to save at the feet of Osman Sow. (Sunday Mail)

Neilson says the Tynecastle staff celebrated Genero Zeefuik's late equaliser against Rangers as much as for any goal this season. (Scottish Sun on Sunday)

Ralph Topping, the chairman of the Scottish Professional Football League, tells Rangers and any other club wishing not to charge season ticket holders for home play-off matches that the rule book "is not a pick and mix". (Scottish Mail on Sunday)

Morton manager Jim Duffy dedicates the Greenock club's League One title win to the late broadcaster Arthur Montford, a huge Ton fan. (Scottish Sun on Sunday)

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes acknowledges that title winners Celtic are able to buy a better level of player but he promises his team will be back "to give a bit more" next season. (Scottish Mail on Sunday)

Taqele Naiyaravoro
Rampaging winger Taqele Naiyaravoro would be a big signing for Gregor Townsend's Warriors...in every sense

Hearts captain Danny Wilson insists he has no regrets about his decision to leave Tynecastle, having taken up a clause in his contract that allowed his to depart the club with one year remaining. (Sunday Mail)

Scotland Under-17s coach Scot Gemmill expresses surprise that Ryan Hardie did not break into the Rangers first team sooner. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Glasgow Warriors are eyeing a move for Waratah's 6ft 4in Fijian winger Taqele Naiyaravoro. (Scotland on Sunday)

Ricky Burns has to beat former WBC lightweight champion Omar Figueroa in Texas on Saturday to save his career, warns his former opponent Alex Arthur, the former WBO super featherweight champion. (Sunday Herald)

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