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Former Scotland boss Bertie Vogts was duped into believing Wayne Rooney had a Scottish grandmother before trying to convince Rooney to play for Scotland. (Record)

Scotland assistant boss Mark McGhee has urged the national side to arrest their poor form at Hampden by beating Croatia in their upcoming World Cup qualifier. (Various)

Former Rangers striker Nacho Novo, now at Championship outfit Morton, has criticised Ally McCoist after his dream of an Ibrox return was shattered. (Various)

Robert Snodgrass scores the winner against Croatia
Scotland are seeking a second victory over World Cup qualification rivals Croatia

Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk insists Champions League opponents Ajax are there for the taking. (Various)

Dave King insists he will pass any "fit and proper person" test ordered by the SFA for him to return to Rangers as chairman. (Record)

Former Stenhousemuir and Gretna boss Davie Irons is back in football after agreeing to become Graham Kavanagh's assistant at Carlisle United. (Sun)

Rangers defender Lee Wallace has studied Ajax in his efforts to secure his coaching badges and says he's happy to give Celtic manager Neil Lennon the lowdown on their Champions League opponents. (Record)

Rangers legend Sandy Jardine has welcomed the potential return of Dave King to the Ibrox boardroom but has warned significant investment is required to compete with Celtic. (Various)

Dunfermline's future should become clearer later when the Court of Session hears the legal challenge by former owner Gavin Masterton. (Various)

Under-fire Kilmarnock chairman Michael Johnston will hold talks with a local business group keen to gain control of the Premiership club. (Mail)

Ambitious League One outfit East Fife have signed former Rangers, Motherwell and Aberdeen midfielder Stephen Hughes. (Various)

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