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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Ross Wilson has turned down the opportunity to become Rangers' new director of football. The 34-year-old, Southampton's highly-rated director of recruitment and scouting, formally informed the Ibrox club on Tuesday. (Telegraph)

Pedro Caixinha will be the next Rangers manager once he gets the nod from the Al-Gharafa chairman to fly to Scotland, reports have claimed. (Sun)

Rangers remain confident Caixinha's appointment will not be derailed by Wilson turning down the chance to become Ibrox director of football. (Herald)

Meanwhile, Rangers midfielder Niko Kranjcar has revealed he will not be back this season. The former Spurs player suffered a serious knee injury in October after he was beginning to make his mark at Ibrox. (Evening Times)

Goalkeeper Craig Gordon has signed his new deal at Celtic. The 34-year-old is staying in Glasgow until at least 2020 after agreeing a new three-and-a-half-year contract with the defending Premiership champions. (Daily Record)

Craig Gordon
Gordon was the subject of two January bids from Chelsea

Partick Thistle's Christie Elliott has called upon his team-mates to put their Scottish Cup quarter-final defeat by Aberdeen behind them by securing a Premiership top-six place. (National)

Facing Hibernian in next month's Scottish Cup semi-final was the draw Aberdeen supporters were hoping for but Dons manager Derek McInnes says the Championship leaders and cup holders should not be underestimated. (Press and Journal)

Former Ross County boss Derek Adams has changed his Plymouth Argyle side's strip because it's too green. He fears the club's colours are camouflaging the players against the green backdrop of their Home Park pitch and the stadium's green seats. (Daily Record)

Aberdeen midfielder Peter Pawlett is poised to sign a pre-contract agreement with English League One outfit MK Dons. (Sun)

RUGBY UNION GOSSIP

Scotland are banking on outsmarting England in Saturday's Calcutta Cup match after questioning the ability of Eddie Jones' side to think on their feet. (Daily Express)

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