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Scottish newspaper gossip

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Hearts interim manager Gary Locke has been given the nod to take charge for Sunday's League Cup final against St Mirren at Hampden. (The Sun)

Fraser Mullen has been ruled out for Hearts for Sunday's big game after fracturing his ankle against Hibs. (The Sun)

St Mirren captain Jim Goodwin insists he'll win his fitness battle to feature in the Scottish League Cup final. (The Express)

Falkirk chairman Martin Ritchie has accused Scottish Football League chief executive David Longmuir of acting "irresponsibly" by proposing that Celtic and Rangers colt teams join a new setup. (The Sun)

Meanwhile, Raith Rovers chairman Turnbull Hutton believes Longmuir's plan is a "pet project" designed to curry favour with the Glasgow clubs. (The Mail)

Celtic defender Mikael Lustig is back in training after being crocked in the first leg of Celtic's Champions League encounter against Juventus in Glasgow. (The Express)

Dunfermline legend Jim Leishman insists the Fife club will not follow Rangers and re-start as a "newco". (The Express)

Clubs bidding for promotion to Scotland's top flight will not require seating under restructuring plans with proposals in place to include covered places that may be seated or standing. (The Express)

Falkirk are considering David Weir, Allan Moore, Colin Cameron and Russell Latapy to fill the role of manager vacated by Steve Pressley last week. (The Scotsman)

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