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Robert Snodgrass insists nobody should point the finger at Gordon Strachan for Scotland's friendly flops. The Scots were outclassed by Italy and France but Snodgrass is adamant the team is on the right road ahead of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. (Daily Record)

Snodgress says the players must carry the can for their poor performances against Italy and France. (Scottish Sun)

Steven Naismith feared Scotland would lose by a cricket score as France raced into a 3-0 lead before half-time. (The Times)

Emmanuel Petit, who was part of France's 1998 World Cup winning side, has branded Scotland as "mentally weak" after the timid loss in Metz. (Daily Record)

Rangers face competition from Turkish outfit Fenerbache for the signature of Newcastle defender Steven Taylor. (Scottish Sun)

Scotland
Scotland were outclassed by both Italy and France in the end of season friendlies

Taylor, 30, is a free agent following his release by Newcastle and is heading north to speak to Rangers on Monday. (The Scotsman)

Former Rangers striker Jon Daly insists Ally McCoist should not be judged on his record at Rangers because he was badly let down by the players. (The Herald)

Hibernian midfielder John McGinn, who was named Championship Player of the Year, has reassured the club's supporters that he is not about to follow manager Alan Stubbs out of Easter Road. (Scottish Sun)

Former Kilmarnock striker Conor Sammon is expected to agree a three-year deal with Hearts, having negotiated an early release from his contract at Derby County. (The Herald)

Rachel Corsie believes Scotland's women can get their Euro 2017 qualifying campaign back on track against Belarus in Minsk on Tuesday after a 4-0 thumping at home to Iceland on Friday night. (The Times)

OTHER GOSSIP

Andy Murray
Andy Murray has now been a losing finalist in all four majors

Andy Murray wants Wimbledon revenge on Novak Djokovic after a crushing defeat to to the world number one in the French Open final. (Daily Record)

Murray refused to blame the hostile Paris crowd for his French Open heartbreak. Some of those backing Novak Djokovic repeatedly called out before Murray was about to serve, but the Scot says although it was not an ideal situation, ultimately "it was not an issue" that contributed to his defeat. (Scottish Sun)

After his eighth loss in 10 Grand Slam finals, Murray says his defeat to Djokovic "sucks", but is confident he can get the better of the Serb on the grass of Wimbledon. (The Herald)

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