Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Aberdeen, Ross County, Rangers

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Former Celtic player Billy Stark believes the club's manager Ronny Deila put his players under unnecessary pressure earlier this season by talking about winning a treble, with the side still in contention to win two trophies this term. (Herald)

Former Aberdeen player Andy Watson has called on the Scottish Professional Football League to set up a potential title decider between the Dons and Celtic on the last day of the season, with the Premiership's post-split fixtures starting in late April. (Scotsman)

The SPFL are to launch an investigation into alleged offensive singing at last month's match between Hamilton Academical and Celtic. (Daily Record)

Ross County manager Jim McIntyre has targeted a place in Europe after leading the Highlanders to Sunday's League Cup triumph. (Herald)

Ross County manager Jim McIntyre
McIntyre led County to their first major trophy at Hampden

Michael Gardyne, who scored County's opener in Sundays's 2-1 final win over Hibernian, is eager to help the Dingwall club claim a top-six Premiership finish this season. (National)

County's Paul Quinn may win a league medal if former club Aberdeen - where he spent the first half of the season - go on to win the Premiership but he insists his League Cup winners' medal would still mean more to him. (Daily Record)

Meanwhile, Ross County could lose Alex Schalk, who scored the Highlanders' winning goal against Hibs. The club have offered the Dutchman a new deal until 2018 and hope to fend off interest from Scottish and English sides. (Sun)

Rangers forward Kenny Miller - who won 68 Scotland caps - says promotion for the Ibrox side will lead to call-ups to the national squad for his team-mates. (Herald)

Kenny Miller celebrates after scoring for Rangers
Miller (left) scored 18 international goals

Former Rangers forward Kyle Lafferty has indicated he would like to return to Ibrox. (Daily Record)


Sir Chris Hoy believes the recent injury controversy over fellow Scot Katie Archibald will all be forgotten about if she wins a cycling medal at this year's Olympics in Rio. Archibald ruptured a posterior cruciate ligament in her knee after falling off a motor bike in December. (Herald)

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