Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Mark Warburton, Neil Lennon, Hearts, Aberdeen

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers will give key players time off after this month's double header with Rangers to have them rested ahead of next season's Champions League qualifiers. (Sun)

The Glasgow rivals are set for a noon league match on Saturday, 29 April at Ibrox, less than a week after meeting in the Scottish Cup semi-final. (Daily Record)

Former manager Mark Warburton, now at Nottingham Forest, insists his time at Rangers was a success. (Telegraph)

Head coach Ian Cathro insists he has the final say on team matters at Hearts and director of football Craig Levein won't be in the dressing room against Celtic tomorrow. (Scotsman)

Hibs boss Neil Lennon says the ugly melee at the end of Wednesday's draw with Morton at Easter Road was "way worse" than his infamous bust-up with Ally McCoist in 2011, saying the Greenock club's assistant Craig McPherson was "trying to swing punches". (Daily Mail)

Lennon turned his anger on the press at his media conference yesterday, saying "you want to make stories about things that are not important". (Daily Record)

Celtic legend Tommy Callaghan wouldn't bet against Brendan Rodgers' side eclipsing Jock Stein's heroes. (Daily Record)

Goalkeeper Danny Rogers aims to fight for a first team place at Aberdeen next season after three campaigns out on loan but admits it will be tough to dislodge Joe Lewis. (Sun)

Rogers, currently with Falkirk, is set to wear special sunglasses to combat a rare condition, which just happens to be an anagram of April Fool's Day. (Sun)

OTHER GOSSIP

Olympic rower Dame Katherine Grainger is in the running to become UK Sport's new chairperson. (The Telegraph)

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