Scottish Gossip: Rangers, Hibernian, Scottish Cup final, Kilmarnock

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Every member of the Rangers team was assaulted in the aftermath of the Scottish Cup final, with a "dressing room source" describing the pitch invasion as a "frightening ordeal". (Daily Record)

Hibernian manager Alan Stubbs admits he is disappointed that his players did not get to savour a Scottish Cup lap of honour due to Saturday's pitch invasion at Hampden. (Various)

A lengthy statement from Rangers condemning the response to Saturday's events is described as "scattergun", "remarkable", "fiery" and "nuclear" in today's front and back pages. (Various)

Hibs top-scorer Jason Cummings, who has one year of his contract to run, says he would love to be part of the club's European campaign next season. (The National)

Alex MacDonald thinks Hibs should be banned from representing Scotland in Europe following the Scottish Cup final disorder. The former midfielder was in the 1972 Cup Winners' Cup winning Rangers team excluded from Europe for two years as the result of a pitch invasion. (Herald)

Captain Scott Brown anticipates a busy summer of transfers at Celtic, saying new manager Brendan Rodgers will attract "huge" players. (Various)

Hibs striker Jason Cummings
Jason Cummings is keen to taste European football with Hibernian

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes says the appointment of Brendan Rodgers is "a huge statement from Celtic", revealing that he enjoyed spending a few days with the former Liverpool manager at Anfield. (Herald)

Hibernian defender Darren McGregor urges the club to offer manager Alan Stubbs a new long-term contract after ending the club's 114-year wait for a third Scottish Cup victory. (Various)

Alan Stubbs describes the reception his cup-winning Hibs team were given during Sunday's parade through Edinburgh as "mind-blowing". (Various)

Former Scottish FA chief executive Gordon Smith is critical of the "very slow" police response to the cup final trouble. (Herald)

Jason Cummings, who had been subbed off in Hibs' cup final victory, said: "I meant to get caught up in it", adding that he enjoyed celebrating with the fans that streamed onto the Hampden pitch at full-time. (Various)

Former BBC commentator Archie MacPherson believes that, while distasteful, there is no comparison between the post-match scenes at Hampden and the notorious 1980 final. (Daily Mail)

Midfielder Perry Kitchen could miss the start of Hearts' Europa League campaign after being called into the USA squad for the Copa America. (Various)

Having survived the play-off final, Kilmarnock manager Lee Clark says the Rugby Park club has been flirting with relegation for too long and vows to be "ruthless" in rebuilding the team. (Various)

Manager Peter Houston vows to strengthen his Falkirk squad after missing out in the Premiership play-off final. (Various)

Other gossip

Fly-half Finn Russell is almost certain to miss Scotland's tour of Japan next month after a serious head injury in the opening minutes of Glasgow's loss to Connacht. (Times)

Glasgow Warriors' full-back Stuart Hogg says "the better team won, no question" following Connacht's 16-11 Pro12 semi-final win at the weekend. (Daily Express)

Former coach Brad Gilbert rates Andy Murray as the second favourite [behind Novak Djokovic] to win the French Open, hailing the Scot's "phenomenal" clay court form in the last two years. (Various)

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