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Manager Brendan Rodgers praises Celtic's Scottish Cup heroes for heeding his pre-match warning not to duck their one and only chance to make unbeaten Treble-winning history. (Mail on Sunday)

Aberdeen winger Jonny Hayes says he will never forgive himself for blowing a golden chance to set up Kenny McLean to score in yesterday's Scottish Cup final. (Sunday Mail)

Celtic substitute Tom Rogic insists his stoppage-time winner was the perfect way to land the Scottish Cup. (Sun)

Dons skipper Graeme Shinnie believes manager Derek McInnes will stay on and complete his 'remarkable' job at Pittodrie. (Sunday Times, subscription required)

Defender Mikael Lustig insists Celtic can improve but reckons a perfect season will be extremely tough to top. (Sun)

Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha has his sights set on Mexican striker Eduardo Herrera. (Sunday Mail)

Eduardo Herrera in action for Pumas
Is 28-year-old striker Herrera on his way to Ibrox?

And the Ibrox side have been warned that any deal for Mexican midfielder Carlos Pena will be called off if a work permit is not sorted out by 20 June. (Sunday Mail)

Dundee United full-back Paul Dixon warns Hamilton that striker Simon Murray has a point to prove in today's Premiership play-off second leg following his dismissal for diving in the first game for what looked like a certain penalty. (Sun)

Brendan Rodgers has made Celtic much fitter and Scotland can only benefit from that, says national head coach Gordon Strachan. (Sunday Herald)

Kilmarnock are closing in on deal to bring former Rangers defender Kirk Broadfoot to Rugby Park. (Sunday Mail)

Scotland will wear their first choice blue kit against England at Hampden next month, with the visitors set to play in red. (Sunday Mail, print edition)

Blackburn and Sheffield United are keen on a loan move for Celtic winger Gary Mackay-Steven next season. (Sunday Mail, print edition)

Midfielder Stefan Scougall, who has had talks with St Johnstone, says he would love to play in Scotland again following release from Sheffield United. (Sun, print edition)

Hearts winger Sam Nicholson will fly to America tomorrow to weigh up a possible move to MLS side Minnesota United. (Sunday Mail, print edition)

Sam Nicholson has turned down a new contract offer at Hearts
Nicholson has turned down a new contract offer at Tynecastle

Scotland defender Charlie Mulgrew admits his future is up in the air following Blackburn's relegation from the English Championship. (Sunday Mail, print edition)

Scotland winger Oliver Burke will play Champions League football next season as RB Leipzig wrap up second place in the Bundesliga. (Scotland on Sunday)

Ex-Hamilton boss Alex Neil says honesty cost him his job at Norwich City as he seeks a return to management. (Sunday Mail)

Former Scotland captain Paul Lambert is expected to step down as Wolves manager in the next fortnight. (Mail on Sunday)

East Kilbride boss Martin Lauchlan is poised to quit the Lowland League champions and is being linked with Annan Athletic. (Sunday Mail, print edition)

OTHER GOSSIP

Former coach Mark Petchey says it is too early to worry about Andy Murray's poor start to the year but that would change if it carried on through Wimbledon. (Sunday Post)

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