Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Rangers, Kranjcar, Aberdeen, Morton

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers feels his side have the upper hand over Glasgow rivals Rangers ahead of Sunday's Scottish League Cup semi-final - but the team have practised for a penalty shoot-out just in case. (Daily Record)

Rodgers says Celtic hold a psychological edge over Rangers following last month's 5-1 league win. (Herald)

And Rodgers has urged both sets of fans "to give all your support but respect what the result is and move on afterwards". (Daily Mail)

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has revealed his squad had "a heated debate" on the training ground on Wednesday which has got the players motivated for the Hampden showdown. (Daily Record)

Mark Warburton and Brendan Rodgers
Warburton and Rodgers will meet again at the national stadium on Sunday

The Ibrox club are bracing themselves for the worst following Niko Kranjcar's knee injury. (Sun)

Midfielder Kranjcar has been ruled out for the rest of the season with cruciate ligament damage. (Daily Mail)

Greenock Morton captain Lee Kilday believes his boss Jim Duffy deserves to be linked with the Scotland manager's job, should it become vacant in the near future. (Daily Record)

Duffy faces a defensive dilemma for Saturday's League Cup semi-final against Aberdeen with Gavin Gunning just back after a hamstring injury and Kilday and Ricki Lamie having had recent knocks. (Scotsman)

Fit again Aberdeen skipper Ryan Jack, back after over two months out, accepts he is not guaranteed a place against Morton at Hampden.(National)

Jack is determined to end the Dons' poor record at the national stadium. (Scotsman)

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