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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers finance director Brian Stockbridge has made contact with Dave King in the hope of reviving plans for the South Africa-based businessman to return to the club's board, but negotiations are believed to have been fruitless.

Full story: Daily Mail (print edition)

Rangers finance director Brian Stockbridge has written to supporters' groups saying that the club is stable despite this week's resignation by chief executive Craig Mather.

Full story: The Sun (print edition)

Rangers finance director Brian Stockbridge has bought a £755,000 mansion after presiding over a £14m loss at the club.

Full story: Daily Record

Norway will move their 19 November friendly against Scotland away from Ullevaal Stadium, the first time the Oslo venue has not been used by the national side for 11 years, because of low crowds.

Full story: Daily Record (print edition)

Shaun Maloney is hoping that a course of injections will mend the back problem that has sidelined the Scotland and Wigan Athletic midfielder for a month.

Full story: The Sun (print edition)

Scotland full-back Phil Bardsley has been welcomed back into the first-team squad by new manager Gus Poyet after being disciplined by former boss Paolo di Canio.

Full story: Daily Mail

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright is considering handing a contract to Sanel Jahic, the Bosnia defender released by Karabukspor in the summer, after being told that Steven Anderson will be out of action through injury for longer than expected. But fellow trialist Martin Woods has left Perth because Wright's priority is now a defender.

Full story: Daily Record

Allan Johnston says the character he showed when frozen out as a player with Sunderland will help him overcome a difficult start to his managerial career at Kilmarnock.

Full story: Daily Record (print edition)

Dunfermline Athletic are considered reverting back to an artificial pitch to generate more revenue.

Full story: Daily Express (print edition)

Jim Jefferies says he is ready to sign a new contracts as manager of Dunfermline Athletic after the Pars United community group was confirmed as the new owners.

Full story: The Sun (print edition)

Ged Nixon has quit as Livingston's chief executive and director, the latest twist in a boardroom battle at the Championship club.

Full story: The Sun

OTHER GOSSIP

Scottish Rugby Union chief executive Mark Dodson has defended the governing body's policy of bringing players with no Scottish roots to Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors in the the hope that they will qualify for the national side on residential grounds in years to come.

Full story: The Herald

Glasgow Warriors full-back Stuart Hogg has not given up hope of recovering from a wrist injury to play in Scotland's three matches in November but admits it is unlikely he will feature.

Full story: The Herald

Stephen Gallacher says flying to California to work with putting guru Dave Stockton has helped fuel the good form the Scot hopes will lead to a place in Europe's Ryder Cup team next year.

Full story: The Scotsman

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