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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers boss Stuart McCall has urged his players to use Fernando Ricksen as inspiration in their play-off battle.

Full story: Scottish Sun

Motherwell boss Ian Baraclough retains hope his side can avoid the play-offs after victory against Kilmarnock confirmed St Mirren's relegation from the top flight. (Various)

Hibernian will charge £15 for their play-off semi-final at Easter Road - so they don't lose money on their biggest game of the season.

Full story: Scottish Sun

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes made a mistake by failing to talk up his side's title chances this season, according to Celtic boss Ronny Deila.

Full story: Daily Record

Fernando Ricksen
Stuart McCall wants Rangers to use Fernando Ricksen as motivation

"It's still in our hands," according to Kilmarnock boss Gary Locke as he looks to avoid the play-offs after slumping to their seventh consecutive defeat - their worst run in the club's history. (Various)

Hearts will look abroad when bolstering their squad, ahead of their return to the top flight, because those players offer greater value for money, according to head coach Robbie Neilson. (Various)

Tommy Wright insists securing a top-six finish this season would be as enjoyable as winning the Scottish Cup. (Various)

Queen of the South goalkeeper Zander Clark says his Rangers-supporting family are under no illusions as to who support in their Premiership play-off.

Full story: Scottish Sun

Celtic are considering a move for Nigerian defender Kingsley Madu to create competition for the left back slot filled by Emilio Izaguirre. Madu has impressed for Slovakian outfit AS Trencin.

Full story: Daily Express

Hibernian have called for a re-evaluation of rules regarding play-off income after being told they can't allow season ticket holders in for free. (Various)

Rangers boss Stuart McCall insists he doesn't have a problem with facing Premiership play-off opponents Queen of the South on the 5G surface at Palmerston Park.

Full story: The Herald

OTHER GOSSIP

Former world champion Ricky Burns believes he can get his career back on track with a win against the undefeated Omar Figueroa in Texas tonight.

The 32-year-old Scot lost his WBO lightweight title to Terence Crawford in March 2014, and has lost and won in two low-key bouts since. (Various)

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