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Sunderland are considering appointing former Everton and Manchester United manager David Moyes if Sam Allardyce takes the England job.(Daily Telegraph)

Former Motherwell, Hibernian, Rangers and Birmingham City assistant Andy Watson has replaced Stuart McCall as Gordon Strachan's number three with Scotland having previously been part of the national set-up with Alex McLeish. (The Edinburgh Reporter)

Lee Wallace is combining his time as Rangers captain with being first-team coach at East of Scotland League club Tynecastle, who are managed by his friend Steve Vinter, as the 28-year-old defender prepares to go into management at the end of his playing career.(The Scotsman)

Rangers captain Lee Wallace has urged manager Mark Warburton to make Joe Dodoo his next summer signing after revealing that the 21-year-old Leicester City striker had impressed him in training. (The Herald)

Lincoln Red Imps defender Ryan Casciaro says his team's strips are in demand from Rangers fans following the Gibraltar side's 1-0 win over Celtic in the first leg of their Champions League qualifier. (The Sun, print edition)

Wes Burns in action for Bristol City
Wes Burns could be on the move from Bristol City to Aberdeen

Brendan Rodgers will look to add reinforcements to his current squad as he seeks to assuage a humiliating start to his time at Celtic manager following the 1-0 defeat by part-timers Lincoln Red Imps in the first leg of their Champions League qualifier. (The Herald)

Former Celtic manager Neil Lennon, now Hibernian boss, believes the reaction to the Glasgow side's Champions League defeat by Lincoln Red Imps in Gibraltar is hysterical because his former team can still go through after the second leg.(Daily Record)

Estonian champions Flora Tallinn sacked head coach Norbert Hurt after their "unacceptable defeat" by Lincoln Red Imps in the first qualifying round of the Champions League. (The Sun, print edition)

Lincoln Red Imps midfielder Liam Walker believes his side's 1-0 defeat of Celtic in the first leg of their Champions League qualifier is one of the best results of all time for a small club in European competition.(The Herald)

Lincoln Red Imps president Derek Alman has revealed that the Gibraltar side had a Catholic priest bless the goalposts for them before their win over Celtic. (Daily Record, print edition)

Sky Sports was duped into using information from a fake-facts Twitter account about Lincoln Red Imps following Celtic's defeat by the Gibraltar champions.(Daily Record)

Aberdeen's Derek McInnes is close to securing Wales Under-21 striker Wes Burns on loan from the Pittodrie manager's former club, Bristol City. (Daily Mail)

Miles Storey has revealed that an inspirational meeting with Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes sold him on the move to Pittodrie after the 22-year-old striker ended last season on loan to Inverness Caledonian Thistle from Swindon Town. (The National)

Aberdeen forward Cammy Smith hopes his season-long loan move to Dundee United can help him become a first-team regular at Pittodrie. (Press & Journal)

Dundee midfielder Gary Harkins
Midfielder Gary Harkins has been told he is free to leave Dundee

Dundee United manager Ray McKinnon has decided not to offer trialist centre-half Stephane Zubar, who has been released by Bournemouth, a contract. (The Courier)

Midfielder Gary Harkins, whose contract runs until next summer, has been told he is free to leave Dundee. (Daily Mail, print edition)

Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson says that Billy King's move to Inverness Caledonian Thistle does not mean an end to the midfielder's Tynecastle career because he has signed a six-month contract extension until December 2017 to give him time to impress on his return.(Deadline News)

Hamilton Academical have been boosted by £750,000 two-year sponsorship deal that will help fund the Scottish Premiership club's youth academy. (Daily Mail, print edition)

Hamilton Academical manager Martin Canning does not expect the club's new £750,000 sponsorship deal to improve his playing budget but is still confident of adding three or four quality players before the end of the transfer window. (The Herald, print edition)

Saturday's Betfred Cup meeting between Queen's Park and Queen of the South has been switched to Excelsior Stadium in Airdrie because the Hampden Park pitch was ruined during a gig by pop diva Beyonce. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Richie Ramsay (right) with his caddie
Richie Ramsay has been struggling with illness ahead of The Open

Scottish golfer Richie Ramsay's preparations for The Open at Royal Troon have been seriously curtailed by a stomach virus.(The Courier)

Paul Lawrie could scrap plans to have surgery on a troublesome foot injury because doctors have warned that he might end up making it worse. (Daily Record, print edition)

Englishman Chris Wood is poised to pull out of The Open in a bid to secure his place in Europe's Ryder Cup team, the 28-year-old having failed to recover from a neck injury. (Daily Star, print edition)

Despite Andy Murray having won Wimbledon twice and being regarded as the UK's greatest tennis player, Madame Tussauds has "no plans at present" to immortalise the Dunblane tennis player in wax despite already featuring world number four Rafa Nadal and former Wimbledon winner Boris Becker, who retired in 1999. (Daily Record)

The 1872 Cup will not be played as a festive double header in the new Pro12 season, with the traditional Edinburgh v Glasgow Warriors matches being split - the first game being scheduled for Murrayfield on Boxing Day and the return match at Scotstoun on Saturday 6 May, the final weekend of the regular season.(The Scotsman)

Scottish cyclist Katie Archibald finds it "terrifying" that the British Olympic team's £10,000 super bikes are not ready for Rio and they are having to tell technicians where they are going wrong. (Daily Mail, print edition)

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