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Hibs manager Pat Fenlon remained defiant amid mounting frustration among supporters following the Edinburgh derby League Cup defeat. (Various)

Motherwell boss Stuart McCall says referee John Beaton apologised for wrongly ruling out a John Sutton goal for offside in the League Cup loss to Aberdeen. (Record)

Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell says the club's first Champions League qualifier next season could be played in Ireland or England because of the Commonwealth Games. (Record)

And Lawwell has vowed to abstain from any "fit and proper person" vote on prospective Rangers director Dave King if he feels there is a conflict of interest. (Various)

The Celtic chief executive, meanwhile, says he is already thinking about who will succeed manager Neil Lennon. (Various)

Rangers boss Ally McCoist may look to bring striker Kenny Miller back to Ibrox amid doubt over the forward's future at Vancouver Whitecaps. (Record)

Raith chairman Turnbull Hutton has praised the SPFL's decision to host the Ramsdens Cup final at Easter Road. (Record)

Edinburgh derby hero Ryan Stevenson says his strike to send Hearts into the last four of the League Cup was one of the best of his career. (Various)

Former Rangers defender Fernando Ricksen, 37, has revealed he's been diagnosed with motor neurone disease. (Various)