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Rangers backers Laxey Partners and the Easdale brothers are in discussions to provide the club with a £1.5m crisis loan - quashing speculation that the backroom staff would not be paid this month. (Various)

Albion Rovers have hit the jackpot after Sky decided to screen their Scottish Cup quarter-final tie against Rangers at Ibrox. (The Sun)

Meanwhile, the Coatbridge side have failed with a bid to land former Hearts star Rudi Skacel. (The Express)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon insists he is happy at the club and still has unfinished business with the Scottish Premiership champions. (The Sun)

Georgios Samaras has snubbed a £60,000-a-week offer from Russian outfit Rubin Kazan. (The Sun)

Celtic keeper Fraser Forster knows his record-breaking spell at Celtic could boost his chances of a call-up for the England squad travelling to Brazil for the World Cup. (The Express)

Motherwell manager Stuart McCall has told the club's AGM that the Fir Park side will be unable to compete with English non-league sides in the transfer market. (The Sun)

Former Celtic goalkeeper Artur Boruc will line up against former team-mates David Marshall, Charlie Mulgrew and Scott Brown when Scotland face Poland next month. (Scotsman)

The Foundation of Hearts have garnered more pledges in the past two weeks than in the previous two months as supporters rally behind Ann Budge's prospective takeover of the Edinburgh club. (The Scotsman)

Scotland assistant manager Mark McGhee could join Felix Magath's coaching staff at English Premiership strugglers Fulham. (The Express)

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