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Partick Thistle manager Alan Archibald has said it is "farcical" and "disrespectful" to others teams for the Scottish Professional Football League to have allowed Celtic to cancel a Premiership match in favour of scheduling a friendly against Inter Milan in Ireland this weekend. (Various)

Martyn Waghorn hopes to return from his hamstring injury to lead Rangers' attack against Celtic on 10 September. (Sun)

Rangers manager Mark Warburton says there has been no contact by Trabzonspor for attacking right-back James Tavernier, but admits that if a player does leave then he has to go at the right price. (Various)

Urging a cautious approach to spending a lot of money on transfer fees, Warburton argues that success is "not always about the big sums". (National)

Fulham are thought to be about to bid for Celtic's Norwegian midfielder Stefan Johansen in a deal totalling £4m. (Sun)

Football administrator Bryan Jackson
Football administrator Bryan Jackson has dealt with many ailing Scottish clubs in his career

But the west London club may have to compete with Galatasaray, with the Turks set to bid again after their £1.2m bid last month was rejected. (Daily Express)

Middlesbrough have made a £6m bid for Scotland and Hull left-back Andrew Robertson. (Daily Express)

Former Celtic captain Tom Boyd believes the attack-minded team being assembled by the club's manager Brendan Rodgers is the most exciting since the late Tommy Burns' squad in the 1990s. (Various)

Ex-Celtic striker Andy Walker describes skipper Scott Brown's comments about Hearts winger Jamie Walker being a "cheat" as "immature and thoughtless". (Sun)

After 34 years in football, former Rangers player, coach and interim manager Ian Durrant says he is enjoying his first break from the game since he was 15 but he is looking forward to being a manager in his own right and hopes to make use of his experience working under Jock Wallace, John Greig, Graeme Souness, Walter Smith, Andy Roxburgh and Craig Brown. (Daily Record)

Football finance expert Bryan Jackson admits he is "shocked" to hear that in a confidential survey of five top-flight clubs, one director said the club was on the "verge of administration". (Daily Record)

Striker Wes Burns first impressed Derek McInnes when the Dons boss watched him come on to play for Wales Under-21s in a 5-1 home defeat by Finland. (Daily Record)

Somerset Park boss Ian McCall feels Dundee midfielder Gary Harkins would be good for Ayr United - the 31-year-old has not played for the Dens Park side this season. (Daily Record)

Dee manager Paul Hartley says 26-year-old forward Greg Stewart, wanted by Birmingham City, will be in the Dark Blues' squad for Saturday's home game against Rangers. (National)

Rangers winger Michael O'Halloran warns his team-mates that they can expect a "hostile" atmosphere at Dens Park. (Herald)

Italian side Torino hope to complete a deal to sign 22-year-old Celtic defender Jozo Simunovic next week for a fee of £4.5m. (Daily Mail)

Hamilton Accies player-manager Martin Canning cannot bring himself to watch a recording of his team's 2-1 midweek Betfred Cup defeat by Morton, so obvious were his team's failings. (Herald)

OTHER GOSSIP

Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner
Callum Skinner (right) poses with sprint team-mates Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny after winning gold

Track cyclist Callum Skinner became the first Scottish athlete in Team GB to win gold in Rio when he, Philip Hindes and Jason Kenny beat New Zealand in the final of the men's sprint. (Various)

And Katie Archibald was part of the women's sprint quartet that broke Australia's world record in qualifying. (Various)

Britain's most decorated female Olympian, Katherine Grainger, after winning a silver medal with Vicky Thornley in the double sculls, says she can "walk into the sunset and let other people have this dream". (Scotsman)

Shooter Jen McIntosh feels the changeable wind conditions in Rio made things very difficult for her as she finished 18th in the 50m rifle three positions. (Scotsman)

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