Scottish Gossip: Pedro Caixinha, Rangers, Dundee, St Johnstone, SPFL sponsorship

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Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha is keen on Aberdeen midfielder Kenny McLean, although the 25-year-old has a year to run on his Pittodrie contract. (Sun)

Caixinha is considering a U-turn on plans to start pre-season on 1 June in a bid to quell player unrest at the prospect of a mere nine-day break. (Daily Record)

Caixinha admits that Rangers' meek display in the Scottish Cup semi-final loss to Celtic left him feeling "ashamed". (Daily Mail)

Betting firm Ladbrokes are to extend their sponsorship of the Scottish Professional Football League, with the new contract worth just over £2m a season. (Daily Record)

Former Dens Park defender Rhys Weston reckons Dundee have turned to the right man in Neil McCann in their bid to avoid relegation. (Sun)

New interim boss McCann says he already has a team in mind for Saturday's crunch game at Motherwell - but that could all change if players do not meet his exacting standards in training. (The Courier)

Aberdeen midfielder Kenny McLean
Rangers were linked with Aberdeen captain Ryan Jack recently - now it's Kenny McLean

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is full of praise for Celtic counterpart Brendan Rodgers, saying he is "a guy who gets the best out of what he's working with". (Daily Record)

Midfielder Murray Davidson is urging St Johnstone to hold on to fourth place and then enjoy a run in Europe. (Daily Record)

Giving evidence at the Craig Whyte trial, former Rangers owner Sir David Murray admits EBTs gave the Ibrox club the chance "to get players we perhaps wouldn't be able to afford". (Sun)

Hibernian manager Neil Lennon defends his decision to make 10 changes to his team after beating relegation threatened Raith Rovers 3-2 last night. (Scotsman)

Hearts are set to offer Rangers and Celtic fans the entire Roseburn Stand next season unless season-ticket sales "exceed expectations". (Edinburgh Evening News)

More Rangers players need to show the desire and commitment that veteran striker Kenny Miller does; is the verdict of former Celtic player and manager Davie Hay. (Daily Mail)

Scotland captain Darren Fletcher is prepared to wait until the season ends next month to have further talks with West Brom about his future. (Daily Mail)

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