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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Scott Brown has warned his Celtic team-mates that four years' work will be lost if they surrender the Premiership title to Aberdeen. (Various)

Hibs midfielder John McGinn has vowed to grab his big chance after his 'surprise' call-up by Scotland boss Gordon Strachan. (Daily Mail, print edition)

Ross County manager Jim McIntyre says celebrations will be on hold should the Staggies triumph in Sunday's league cup final against Hibernian. (Press and Journal)

Neil Lennon could be on the brink of leaving Bolton. (Daily Record)

Anthony Stokes feels he is coming to the boil just in time to make a significant impact for Hibs in Sunday's League Cup final. (Edinburgh Evening News)

Hibs striker Anthony Stokes holds off a Queen of the South defender
Stokes believes he is getting "much sharper and fitter" after his loan move from Celtic

Mark Warburton has revealed the simple secret of Harry Forrester's career survival - an arm round his shoulder. (Sun)

Aberdeen defender Graeme Shinnie has successfully appealed the yellow card he received for diving during last week's match with Dundee United. (Various)

Jozo Simunovic, the Celtic centre-back who has just returned to light training after suffering a knee injury in late January, has been named in Croatia's under-21 squad for a European Championship double-header later this month. (Times, print edition)

Paul Hartley insists he won't let Dundee's Ibrox horror show derail the Dens men in their top-six bid. (Daily Record, print edition)

Mixu Paatelainen has told his Dundee United players to forget about their Scottish Cup semi-final and focus fully on this season's main prize of top-flight survival. (Various)

Falkirk have signed Raith Rovers midfielder James Craigen on a pre-contract. (Daily Record)

Ex-Kilmarnock, Hibs and Dundee striker Paul Heffernan is set to join Dumbarton until the end of the season. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

John Hardie admits Vern Cotter's side owe Scotland's supporters a long overdue home win. (Various)

Talks to concentrate the top level of Scottish domestic club rugby into a smaller, more competitive league are still taking place but have yet to reach agreement, according to SRU director of rugby Scott Johnson. (The Herald)

Scot Susan Partridge has hit out at British Athletics selectors after she was snubbed for this month's IAAF world half-marathon championships in Cardiff. (Various)

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