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Rangers boss Mark Warburton insists he has no intention of selling Martyn Waghorn, who scored both goals in last night's win at Hamilton on his first start since mid-October. (Daily Record)

Celtic's Callum McGregor reveals that an undefeated defence of their league title was an ambition set out right at the start of the season. (Daily Express)

Kris Commons can't wait to get started after his emergency loan move to Hibs, saying the switch is what he needs to "kick-start" his career after a frustrating time out in the cold at Celtic. (Sun)

Commons, 33, is "in strong contention" to make his Hibs debut away to Morton today despite not playing since April, according to manager Neil Lennon. (Times)

Playing Leigh Griffiths and Moussa Dembele together does not work as partnership, according to former Celtic striker Chris Sutton. (Daily Record)

In-form Motherwell striker Louis Moult is enjoying life at Fir Park and is not giving any thought to possible offers in January. (Daily Record)

Aberdeen defender Anthony O'Connor wants the club to "put down a marker" with strong performances in the four remaining league games of the year. (The National)

Aberdeen defender Anthony O'Connor
Aberdeen, third in the Premiership, visit Ross County today

Full-back Brian Easton is eager to extend his three-year stint at St Johnstone and has spoken to manager Tommy Wright about a new contract. (Herald)

Hearts forward Conor Sammon admits he is frustrated after a slow start to his Tynecastle career but is hoping for fresh impetus under new boss Ian Cathro. (Scotsman)

Striker Liam Boyce thinks Ross County's revival has coincided with the ditching of their long-ball game in favour of more focus on utilising wide players. (Daily Record)

Celtic stand to earn as much as £5m from a 10% sell-on clause, if Southampton's Virgil van Dijk moves next month, with Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal all linked with making the 25-year-old the world's most expensive defender. (Evening Times)

New SFA performance director Malky Mackay will only succeed if he has the full support of clubs from top to bottom, says Mark Wotte, the first man to hold the post. (Sun)

Dunfermline will wear black armbands today after the shock death of director Margaret Ross. (Scotsman)

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