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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

The Scottish FA is likely to uphold Terry Butcher's one-match touchline suspension after the new Hibernian manager's appeal against the decision over an incident while with Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

Full story: The Herald (print edition)

New Cowdenbeath manager Jimmy Nicholl says he has been told by chairman Donald Findlay it is imperative that the Fife side avoid relegation this season in order to cash in on the possibility of Rangers and Hearts being in the Championship next season.

Full story: Daily Record (print edition)

Rangers defender Bilel Mohsni believes the Ibrox side can complete their League One campaign with a 100% winning record.

Full story: The Scotsman

Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk insists he can convince Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal he is worth a call-up to their World Cup squad - despite only having domestic football in which to impress.

Full story: Daily Record

Barcelona midfielders Xavi and Andres Iniesta are injury doubts for their Champions League meeting with Celtic next week.

Full story: Daily Record (print edition)

St Johnstone defender Steven Anderson has been cleared to return to action a month earlier than expected following a dislocated thumb.

Full story: The Courier

Scotsmen Kirk Broadfoot and Gary MacKenzie, plus former Hearts striker Ricardo Fuller, are set to be disciplined by Blackpool manager Paul Ince after being sent off in Tuesday's defeat by Yeovil Town.

Full story: Huffington Post

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley fears that any bid to extend Chris Maguire's loan spell from Sheffield Wednesday could be scuppered after the former Aberdeen striker's parent club sacked manager Dave Jones.

Full story: Daily Mail (print edition)

Raith Rovers have tied up player-manager Grant Murray on a new contract until 2016.

Full story: The Herald

New East Fife manager Gary Naysmith has signed striker Blair Henderson.

Full story: Daily Record (print edition)

OTHER GOSSIP

Boxer Kenny Anderson was stripped of his British super-middleweight title, which he won last October, after the 30-year-old was handed a two-year ban for testing positive for amphetamine - and did not vacate the title for "personal reasons" as previously stated.

Full story: Daily Record (print edition)

Former Olympic and world cycling champion Sir Chris Hoy, who has switched to motor racing, says his ultimate goal is to drive in the Le Mans 24-hour race.

Full story: Daily Mail (print edition)

Allan McNish has defended Paul Di Resta, saying his fellow Scottish driver could lose his place with Force India not because of his ability but because the Formula 1 team is struggling for money and needs drivers who attract more sponsorship.

Full story: Daily Mail (print edition)

Lauren Gray, the 2012 world junior champion, has been named as the alternate player in the British women's line-up for February's Winter Olympics in Russia, officials having already chosen the team headed by Eve Muirhead to represent Team GB.

Full story: The Herald

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