Scottish Gossip: Moussa Dembele, Kenny Miller, Aberdeen, Celtic, Rangers, Hibernian

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Moussa Dembele will not play again this season, with the Celtic striker needing five weeks to recover from a hamstring injury sustained in Sunday's Scottish Cup semi-final win over Rangers. (Sun)

Rangers have opened talks with 37-year-old striker Kenny Miller about a new contract for next season. (Daily Record)

Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor insists he is far better prepared to make an impact for Scotland than when he earned his first call-up nearly three years ago. (Scotsman)

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes says he is sick of settling for second best to Celtic as he challenges his players to lift the Scottish Cup for the first time since 1990. (Daily Record)

Celtic defender Mikael Lustig wants to add a second unbeaten league title to his CV, having already done so in his time in Norway with Rosenborg. (The National)

Northern Ireland forward Kyle Lafferty, 29, is set to leave Norwich City in the summer and admits he would relish a return to Rangers where he won three league titles between 2008 and 2012. (Daily Record)

Kyle Lafferty in action for Rangers
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Hibernian manager Neil Lennon believes signing Danny Swanson is the first step towards establishing the Easter Road side as Scotland's second force. (Sun)

Former Ibrox skipper Barry Ferguson thinks Rangers showed Celtic too much respect in Sunday's loss at Hampden - and gave opposition captain Scott Brown his easiest Old Firm derby. (Sun)

Another former Rangers midfielder, Gavin Rae, believes his old team can end their winless run against Celtic at Ibrox on Saturday - providing they learn from previous setbacks. (Sun)

Falkirk boss Peter Houston blasts Dunfermline for being "unprofessional" and for '"shopping" Myles Hippolyte, who has accepted a two-match ban for diving to win a penalty at the weekend. (Daily Record)

Former Rangers and Scotland defender Maurice Ross is in charge of TB-FCS-Royn in the Faroe Islands after five seasons coaching in Norway. (Sun))

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland scrum-half Greig Laidlaw and fly-half Finn Russell have already been put on a 'reserve list' for the British & Irish Lions tour of New Zealand. (Daily Mail)

Andy Murray took time out from his Barcelona Open preparations to receive an honour at the Sanchez-Casal Academy, where he was coached as a youngster. (The Herald)

Scrum-half Henry Pyrgos is calling on Glasgow Warriors to end the season on a high with a first win away to Leinster in five years followed by derby success against Edinburgh. (Scotsman)

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