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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic manager Ronny Deila welcomes the increasingly likely promotion of Rangers, saying the Premiership will be "even more interesting". (Various)

Celtic could revive their interest in former Hamilton full-back Stephen Hendrie, now at West Ham, as a potential replacement for Emilio Izaguirre, who is linked with a move to the United States. (Daily Record)

Head coach Robbie Neilson believes several Hearts players will be in contention for places in the Scotland squads for friendlies with Denmark and Czech Republic this month. (Scotsman)

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan is "absolutely delighted" to see Robert Snodgrass back in action for Hull after a long injury lay-off but won't rush the midfielder back into international action. (Various)

Dundee central defenders Darren O'Dea and Thomas Konrad are injury doubts for tomorrow's trip to Celtic. (Various)

Rangers midfielder Andy Halliday is calling for a rule change which would allow players to appeal against dismissals for two yellow cards. (Various)

Aberdeen legend Willie Miller is worried the Dons' title push cannot be sustained without injured top-scorer Adam Rooney. (Sun)

Inverness manager John Hughes admits his club cannot compete with the offers Dundee have made to midfielders James Vincent and Danny Williams but has not given up hope of retaining the duo. (Herald)

Manager Alan Stubbs says "judge us at the end of the season" following two shock defeats that appear to have derailed Hibernian's Championship challenge. (Various)

Hibs defender Darren McGregor admits the upcoming League Cup final and Scottish Cup quarter-final may have distracted players at Easter Road. (Scotsman)

Queen of the South manager James Fowler is warning his players to expect a backlash from a hurting Hibs side at Palmerston tonight. (The National)

Injured Ross County goalkeeper Scott Fox is refusing to rule himself out of this month's League Cup final, even though his manager Jim McIntyre expects him to be sidelined for "a number of weeks". (Daily Express)

Former manager Ian McCall singles out the return to fitness of midfielder Paul Paton is a key element in Dundee United's recent improved form as they battle to avoid the drop. (Daily Mail)

McCall also believes the decision to sack previous United manager Jackie McNamara earlier in the season was "mad". (Daily Record)

Raith Rovers have reached a pre-contract agreement to sign Morton winger Bobby Barr. (Scotsman)

Defender Aaron Muirhead is loving life at Falkirk after agreeing a new two-year contract extension. (Various)

Former Celtic midfielder Evander Sno will appear in court next week on charges of attempted manslaughter and aggravated assault, according to reports in the Netherlands. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

As Andy Murray prepares to return to action in the Davis Cup following a five-week break after losing the Australian Open final, the Scottish world number two says he can "definitely win more slams". (Various)

As he gets back to training for Great Britain's match with Japan, Murray is feeling guilty about spending time away from his recently-arrived daughter Sophia. (Daily Mail)

Italy prop Martin Castrogiovanni has been cited for an alleged stamp on Scotland centre Duncan Taylor. (Various)

Royal Troon Golf Club could yet admit women members by the time it hosts the 145th Open in July. (The National)

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