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St Mirren's Thomas Reilly urges the Scottish Football Association to overturn Scott McDonald's play-off ban - the Motherwell striker was red carded for violent conduct for apparently elbowing Reilly but the Buddies player says it was not deliberate. (Various)

Polish side Lech Poznan will demand £500,000 from Celtic for left back Barry Douglas. (Daily Record)

And Celtic boss Ronny Deila hopes to nick in ahead of Feyenoord, who will be managed by Giovanni van Bronckhorst next season, for the signature of Willem II defender Mitchell Dijks, who has a year left on his contract. (The Sun)

Alloa manager Danny Lennon says his team's Championship play-off final win over Forfar, which they won 4-3 on aggregate having trailed 3-1 from the first leg, was "all about belief and hard work". (The Herald)

Barry Douglas
Barry Douglas has played more than 20 games for Lech Poznan this season, the club he joined from Dundee United

With Colorado Rapids and Leeds United showing interest in Anthony Stokes, Celtic could sell the unsettled striker in the summer to help fund improvements to their squad for the Champions League. (Daily Mail)

Kilmarnock's Finnish playmaker Alexei Eremenko, who had a hand in all four of his team's goals against Partick Thistle at the weekend, complains about the long-ball style of play adopted by the Rugby Park side and warns he may not stay for next season unless they change. (Scotsman)

Dundee goalkeeper Scott Bain will earn a call-up to the Scotland squad when Gordon Strachan announces his squad for the Qatar friendly on 5 June and the Euro 2016 qualifier against the Republic of Ireland on 13 June. (Daily Express)

Scott Brown hopes his Celtic team-mate Charlie Mulgrew, just back from a five-month lay-off through injury, will be selected to play in midfield beside him against the Irish. (Daily Record. The Sun)

Tartan Army favourite James McFadden admits things have not worked out as he had hoped at St Johnstone but says he still has much to offer any potential suitors when his contract runs out at the end of the season. (Daily Record)

Rangers boss Stuart McCall praises his team's bottle to come through their Scottish Premiership play-off quarter final against Queen of the South. (Various)

Richie Vernon
Richie Vernon says he could feel his hamstring strain as he raced to the line to score for Glasgow Warriors against Ulster

McCall plans to use a letter from the fans' group Union Bears to fire up his players for the semi-final against Hibernian on Wednesday. (The Sun)

Queen of the South goalkeeper Zander Clark feels his team deserved to take the match into extra-time. (Various)

Inverness Caledonian Thistle's Irish winger Aaron Doran hopes his performance in Caley Thistle's 3-0 win over Dundee United on Saturday is enough for John Hughes to consider him for a start in the Scottish Cup final against Falkirk. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland beat hosts England and won all three of their pool games in the London leg of the HSBC World Sevens Series to finish seventh overall for season, two places better than their previous best. (Scotsman)

Richie Vernon, who scored Glasgow Warriors' bonus-point earning fourth try as they beat Ulster to top the Pro12, feared his hamstring was about to go before he crossed the line to touch down. (The Herald)

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