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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

David Moyes is ready to take the Aston Villa job and drop down to the English Championship, with the Midlands side odds-on to be relegated from the Premier League. Moyes was previously tipped to replace Ronny Deila as Celtic manager in the summer. (Daily Record)

Darren Fletcher has admitted he will consider his future with Scotland if he is used as sparingly in the upcoming World Cup qualifying campaign as he was in the unsuccessful bid to reach Euro 2016. (The Herald)

Fletcher, 32, insists he "feels a lot younger than that in my legs", and hopes to emulate former team-mates Ryan Giggs and Davie Weir - who played on until 39 and 40 respectively - by continuing to play for many years to come. (Daily Star)

Gordon Strachan will challenge strikers Tony Watt and Ross McCormack to show him they can be game-changing players for Scotland in their World Cup qualifying campaign. Both players are expected to be involved for Scotland in tonight's friendly against the Czech Republic in Prague. (The Times)

Manchester United youngster Donald Love insists he is fully committed to Scotland and is determined to force his way back into the Manchester United side after making his first team breakthrough last month. Love is also eligible to play for England but will line up for Scotland's under-21 side against France tonight. (The Herald)

David Moyes
David Moyes has been out of work since being sacked by Real Sociedad in November 2015

Scottish football is braced for another Champions League fight after Europe's big guns made a fresh move to shut up shop. The competition is set for a major revamp, and the changes could see the champions of Scotland having to negotiate five qualifying rounds to reach the group stage. (Daily Record)

Tom Rogic wants to end the season with a domestic double and a new Celtic contract in the bag. The Australian midfielder's contract at Parkhead expires in the summer of 2017. (Daily Star)

Dundee United are considering closing part of the Tannadice main stand to avoid future touchline confrontations. Boss Mixu Paatelainen sparked controversy after taunting Dundee supporters after United battled back from 2-0 down to claim a derby draw. (Daily Express)

Danny Wilson has revealed Rangers held a no-holds-barred inquest after their shock collapse at Falkirk. Mark Warburton's side threw away a two-goal lead to lose 3-2, and Wilson says the dressing room "wasn't a great place to be" in the aftermath of the defeat. (Scottish Sun)

OTHER GOSSIP

Andy Murray took the row about equal pay in tennis onto Twitter as he traded blows with Ukrainian rival Sergiy Stakhovsky, a long-standing and vocal critic of equal prize money for women. Murray is the leading advocate among male players for equal pay for men and women. (The Herald)

Andy Murray
Andy Murray has been a vocal supporter of equal pay in tennis for men and women

World number one Novak Djokovic says he has cleared the air with Murray after the Serb spoke out in opposition to equal pay for men and women. Djokovic has since reversed his position on the matter. (Daily Record)

Rob Harley reckons Glasgow Warriors' returning stars will have to play out their skins to match the achievements of their deputies, who kept the club's PRO12 challenge on course while the international players were in Six Nations action for Scotland. (Daily Record)

Former Scottish Amateur golf champion George Murray says his 10th year on the professional tour could be his last. Murray is playing on the second-tier Challenge Tour, and says if he fails to secure a European Tour card he may have the consider quitting golf. (The Herald)

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