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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic have suspended Anthony Stokes for two weeks following comments the striker made on Twitter at the weekend, expressing his frustration at a lack of game time. Daily Record

Rangers manager Mark Warburton is growing tired of being linked with a move to Fulham, saying he is in the "middle of a project" at Ibrox. (Various)

Former Rangers player and manager Stuart McCall reckons Warburton would be "absolutely crazy" to contemplate leaving the Championship leaders. (Various)

Celtic full-back Kieran Tierney aims to mark his breakthrough season with a domestic clean sweep. (Various)

A Rangers board resolution to issue new shares to outside investors in return for cash investment has failed to get the required 75% backing from shareholders. (Various)

Hearts defender Igor Rossi has signed a one-year contract extension. (Various)

Dundee United manager Mixu Paatelainen has a dig at predecessor Jackie McNamara, insisting the players he inherited had no idea about tactics. Sun

Captain Abdul Osman says Partick Thistle must maintain the intensity they have shown during a seven-match run of four wins and two draws. Herald

Stranraer can potentially earn their budget for a year if their Scottish Cup tie with Celtic is shown live on TV, according to chairman Iain Dougan. (Daily Record)

Raith Rovers skipper Jason Thomson faces up to two more months out as he recovers from a fractured bone in his back. (Sun)

Former fans' favourite Micky Weir reckons Hibs will take the Championship title race to the wire because players have got to grips with the pressure of playing for the Edinburgh club. (Sun)

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Falkirk midfielder Thomas Grant is set for a move to Fleetwood Town. (Daily Express)

Jordan Moore, who has twice fought back against skin cancer during his time with Dundee United, has been told his contract will not be renewed. Daily Record

Scotland coach Stuart McCall is calling for the number of elite youth players to be cut and is worried by the lack of leaders emerging from the ranks of potential talent. (Times)

Former Scotland manager Alex McLeish is in the running to take over at Egyptian champions Zamalek. (Daily Express)

OTHER GOSSIP

Showjumping star Scott Brash admits he will never feel satisfied without an individual Olympic gold medal. The National

US-based Scottish golfer Russell Knox says he is thrilled as prepares to tee off in South Africa tomorrow in his first event as a European Tour member. (Daily Express)

Now fully recovered from a shoulder injury, Edinburgh centre Michael Allen is looking forward to a crack at former club Ulster at the weekend. Scotsman

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