Scottish Gossip: Old Firm rivalry, Rodgers, Miller, Caixinha praised, Iniesta, Hyndman,

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed his greatest wish is to leave a lasting legacy in Glasgow - where a new and friendlier rivalry exists between Celtic and Rangers supporters. "I would hope I could promote a new rivalry," says the Northern Irishman. (Various)

Rangers striker Kenny Miller fears he is entering the final few weeks of his Ibrox career after talks over a new contract stalled. "Nothing has moved on at all," says the 37-year-old forward. "There hasn't been any chat." (Various)

Former Rangers player John Brown believes new manager Pedro Caixinha is already showing he will not make the same mistakes as Paul Le Guen by deciding to hire a 'local' assistant. Brown is one of a number of former Rangers players to have been interviewed by Caixinha for the role. Daily Record

Celtic and Rangers supporters
Brendan Rodgers wants to see a friendlier Old Firm rivalry

Ex-Rangers manager Alex McLeish has revealed that the Ibrox club were close to signing Spain and Barcelona star Andres Iniesta on loan in 2004. Daily Record

Aberdeen spend less than half of what Rangers do on their average salary per player, according to a report. The Dons' outlay of £134,670 on weekly wages is eclipsed by the £316,888 spent by the Ibrox club. Full story: Scottish Sun

Former Rangers manager Mark Warburton, now boss of Nottingham Forest, is planning a summer move for midfielder Emerson Hyndman, who is on loan at Rangers from Bournemouth and is a reported transfer target for Celtic. Scottish Sun

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has tipped Callum McGregor to be the club's next player to be capped by Scotland, and says the 23-year-old reminds him of Welsh international Joe Allen, with whom he at Swansea and Liverpool. Scottish Sun

Rangers striker Kenny Miller
Kenny Miller says there has been no movement on a new deal at Rangers

St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright insists the flare-up between team-mates Richard Forster and Danny Swanson won't be whitewashed because the television cameras missed the clash. "It won't be swept under the carpet, we don't need video evidence to make a decision," he says.

Hamilton Accies manager Martin Canning has hailed Darian MacKinnon's role in defusing the clash between the St Johnstone pair at the weekend. "Darian actually helped keep the peace," says Canning. Scottish Sun)

Dundee boss Paul Hartley insists he has no problem with players Darren O'Dea and Paul McGowan criticising their team-mates following last week's 7-0 drubbing by Aberdeen. "Darren and Paul care. They said what they said after the game because that's the way they felt. I don't have a problem with it," Hartley says. (Scottish Sun)

Aberdeen-bound midfielder Greg Tansey aims to leave Inverness CT on a high - starting by helping the Highlanders see off the Dons in tonight's Premiership encounter at Pittodrie. Tansey, who has signed a pre-contract deal with Aberdeen, says: "I'm not even thinking about going to Aberdeen next season yet." (Scottish Sun)

Tempers flared in the St Johnstone ranks
St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright says the flare-up won't be swept under the carpet

Kilmarnock interim boss Lee McCulloch has joked he may be forced to pull on his boots and feature for his injury-hit side when they entertain Rangers at Rugby Park on Wednesday. (Daily Record)

Morton striker Kudus Oyenuga will be spared further punishment over his part in the Easter Road clashes in the draw with Hibernian. (Daily Mail)

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has urged his Dons side to forget their mauling of Dundee last week and focus on the visit of Inverness CT to Pittodrie tonight. "We can't really look back too much on that," he says. (The National)

OTHER GOSSIP

Glasgow Warriors winger Lee Jones believes the team will come back stronger from their Champions Cup defeat by Saracens. The Herald

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