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Captain Lee McCulloch, fellow defenders Bilel Mohsni, Seb Faure, Stevie Smith and Richard Foster, plus strikers Jon Daly and Kris Boyd, are among the players who will not be offered new contracts by Rangers. (Daily Record)

Aberdeen right-back Shay Logan is on Bolton Wanderers manager Neil Lennon's list of summer targets, with a £150,000 bid possible for the 27-year-old Englishman. (Daily Mail, print edition)

Scotland striker Steven Fletcher admits he is facing an uncertain future at Sunderland as the 28-year-old prepares to enter the final 12 months of his contract.(Sunderland Echo)

Derek Adams has spoken to Plymouth Argyle about the managerial vacancy at the English League Two club, but the former Ross County manager faces competition from former Portsmouth boss Andy Awford and ex-St Johnstone manager Steve Lomas. (The Sun, print edition)

Aberdeen defender Shay Logan
Aberdeen right-back Shay Logan is being linked with Bolton

Brighton and Hove Albion first-team coach Nathan Jones has joined former Ross County manager Derek Adams, Southend United first-team coach Graham Coughlan and former St Johnstone boss Steve Lomas on a six-man shortlist for the Plymouth Argyle manager's job. (Plymouth Herald)

Former Ross County manager Derek Adams has joined former St Johnston boss Steve Lomas among the favourites for the vacant manager's position at English League Two club Plymouth Argyle. (The Scotsman, print edition)

Livingston manager Mark Burchill, who has agreed a contract extension as manager, has revealed that he has been left frustrated in his attempt to develop his squad due to a Scottish FA signing embargo remains in place because of Neil Rankine's shareholding. (The Scotsman, print edition)

Former Dundee United left-back Barry Douglas, who has been linked with Celtic, is celebrating after helping Lech Poznan to their first Polish title in five years. (The Sun, print edition)

Celtic have been told by London-based firm Brand Finance they need the return of Rangers to the top flight if their global value is to continue rising and retain their place among the top 50 brands in world football. (Daily Record)

Scotland assistant manager Mark McGhee has earmarked Paisley-born winger Aiden McGeady as being one of Republic of Ireland's men to watch ahead of this weekend's Group D Euro 2016 game in Dublin.(The Scotsman)

Former Scotland midfielder Paul Lambert has pinpointed veterans Darren Fletcher and Shaun Maloney, along with 30-year-old captain Scott Brown, as the men who will matter for Gordon Strachan's Scotland side against Republic of Ireland on Saturday.(The Scotsman)

Derek Adams
Derek Adams is reportedly on the shortlist for the manager's job at Plymouth Argyle

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill believes that most of the pressure weighs on his side as he makes preparations for Saturday's Euro 2016 qualifier against Scotland in Dublin. (The Herald)

Republic of Ireland left-back Robbie Brady admits that Saturday's Euro 2016 qualifier shoot-out with Scotland could make or break the Republic of Ireland's campaign.(Daily Record)

Dundee midfielder Jim McAlister has spoken out against Nadir Ciftci for denying he bit him during the last derby of the season two weeks ago, saying he would have forgiven the Dundee United striker if he had held his hands up and admitted his guilt ahead of the ongoing Scottish FA investigation. (The Courier)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scott Harrison, the former two-time world featherweight champion, has secured one final chance to resurrect his fragmented career at the age of 37 after being cleared by the Malta Boxing Commission to fight despite the British Boxing Board of Control suspending his licence pending the outcome of his appeal against extradition to Spain to serve a four-year jail term after he was found guilty of assault following an incident in 2007.(The Herald)

Donald Trump could be set to become a Scottish Open host after hinting that an announcement was in the pipeline for either Turnberry or, more likely, his course in Aberdeen, which has become a strong contender for the 2017 event. (The Scotsman)

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