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Scotland's papers: McAllister attack and indyref2 'inevitable'

Image caption The Sun leads with reports that former Scotland captain and Rangers assistant manager Gary McAllister needed stitches after being assaulted on a night out in Leeds. The former footballer was waiting for a taxi with his wife Hayley, who was also injured in the incident, when he was attacked by a man in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Image caption The National leads with Nicola Sturgeon's prediction that another independence referendum will take place in Scotland, with the first minister saying it is reasonable for her to wait for clarity on Brexit before setting out a firm position.
Image caption The Scottish government's plan to allow councils to introduce charges for workplace parking is the subject of an opinion poll in the Scottish Daily Mail. The poll found just 22% of those surveyed support the idea.
Image caption Elsewhere, Brexit dominates the front pages with The Herald reporting how Theresa May appears to have fended off a challenge to her premiership but is still struggling to win over some of her most ardent Conservative opponents to support her Brexit deal.
Image caption Meanwhile, "angry" Tory MPs rallied around Mrs May and called for members of a "Remainer cabal" - claimed to be trying to oust her - to be censured and sacked, according to the Daily Express. The paper reports that they insisted that Mrs May should remain "captain" of the ship ahead of a critical week which could finally bring an end to the Brexit deadlock.
Image caption Mrs May has resisted pressure to set a date for her departure as prime minister in return for support for her EU deal, after a threatened cabinet coup "fizzled out", the Times reports. The paper says the prime minister is instead expected to allow Parliament to move towards a softer exit from the EU.
Image caption Boris Johnson has described Theresa May's government as "chicken" and says it has "bottled it completely" over Brexit. Writing in the Daily Telegraph, the former foreign secretary - tipped as a potential successor to Mrs May - has called on the prime minister to abandon her deal and "come out of the EU now".
Image caption The ongoing problems with ScotRail cancelling services, often at short notice, dominates the Fife edition of The Courier with the firm apologising, blaming the issue on staff shortages.
Image caption Brexit and the oil industry downturn is being blamed for a big fall in foreign workers moving to the north east of Scotland since 2016, reports the Press and Journal.
Image caption The Daily Star of Scotland reports how a ultra marathon runner admitted impersonating a friend to win a prize at a 33-mile race in Aberdeenshire.
Image caption The Record reports on Kris Simpson, a heart attack sufferer from Kilmarnock, who is pleading with the NHS to pay for a £80,000 pump that could extend his life.

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