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Celtic pair Leigh Griffiths and James Forrest had to be hauled apart during a furious tunnel bust-up after an argument bubbled over following Saturday's 3-1 win over St Johnstone. (Sun)

Hamilton Academical's Darren Lyon claims Hearts defender Igor Rossi's two-footed challenge - for which he was sent-off as the teams drew 0-0 on Sunday - could have broken his leg. (Sun)

Celtic tell English suitors Leigh Griffiths is not for sale at any price as Ronny Deila closes in on a loan deal for Manchester City's young attacker, Patrick Roberts. (Daily Record)

Rangers are likely to table a third bid today for St Johnstone's Michael O'Halloran, having had two offers rejected by the Perth club, and missed out on transfer target, Toumani Diagouraga. (Daily Mail, print edition)

Craig Slater says Kilmarnock have been guilty of giving away "stupid" goals too many times this season, after a 5-1 defeat to Dundee United kept Gary Locke's side firmly in the relegation mix. (The National)

Aberdeen striker Adam Rooney says the Dons can topple Celtic at Pittodrie next Wednesday and move to within three points of the Premiership leaders. (Daily Star, print edition)

Igor Rossi challenges Darren Lyon
The challenge from Hearts' Igor Rossi that left Darren Lyon fuming

Rangers manager Mark Warburton believes the Scottish Championship boasts some of the finest managers in the game, equal to anything in English football. (Times, print edition)

Lorraine Clark, a 30-year-old electrical engineer from Thornton, is poised to become the first woman to referee a senior competitive match in Scotland - and could be taking charge of SPFL fixtures, Scottish Cup and League Cup ties by 2018. (Times, print edition)

Tam Scobbie insists the Michael O'Halloran transfer saga won't derail St Johnstone's bid for League Cup glory, with the Perth side tackling Hibernian at Tynecastle on Saturday. (Daily Star, print edition)

Morton winger Bobby Barr is a big admirer of Rangers and Mark Warburton's tactics, but hopes to capitalise on the Ibrox club's shortcomings as the pair tangle on Monday night. (Herald)

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