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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Kilmarnock will name Allan Johnston as their new manager later following protracted talks to succeed Kenny Shiels at Rugby Park. (Various)

Cardiff City have redoubled efforts to sign Celtic's Victor Wanyama after Southampton failed to agree personal terms with the in-demand midfielder. (Various)

Hibs boss Pat Fenlon has set his sights on a trip home and a crack at Irish outfit St Pat's ahead of today's Europa League draw. (Record)

St Johnstone will learn their opponents in the Europa League qualifiers while Celtic discover who they will face in the second qualifying round of the Champions League. (Various)

Allan Johnston
Allan Johnston is expected to take up the managerial reins at Rugby Park

Administrator Bryan Jackson has told Dunfermline fans he is just as frustrated as they are over the secrecy of the second takeover bid for the stricken club. (Sun)

Hearts winger Andrew Driver, on loan at MLS outfit Houston Dynamo, has expressed sympathy for everyone connected to the Edinburgh club following administration. (Sun)

Rangers fans have vowed to snub any money-spinning friendly to aid financially-stricken Hearts. (Various)

Hearts defender Kevin McHattie insists his 50% pay cut is a gift to the Jambos fans who brought him to the club from Dunfermline. (Various)

The clubs elected into the newly-formed Lowland League will meet for the first time later to push forward plans for their inaugural season. (Herald)

OTHER GOSSIP

Ernie Els has revealed he will pull out of the Scottish Open golf at Castle Stuart in order to prepare for The Open at Muirfield - the scene of his play-off win in 2002. (Record)

Defending Wimbledon champion Roger Federer has confessed that Andy Murray is the player he fears most at this year's tournament. (Mail)

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