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"Just give them the Cup..." Manager John Hughes thinks Inverness CT have been given a raw deal, with a rescheduled game on Wednesday ahead of the League Cup final, while opponents Aberdeen have a free week. (Various)

Midfielder Ian Black insists there is no sense of embarrassment among the Rangers players following Sunday's 1-1 draw at home to Albion Rovers in the Scottish Cup. (Various)

Hibs boss Terry Butcher is warning his players he'll leave them stranded in the Highlands if they underperform against his former club Caley Thistle on Wednesday. (Various)

Striker Leigh Griffiths hopes Celtic will retain "priceless" defender Virgil van Dijk for another crack at the Champions League next season. (Various)

Celtic have withdrawn their bid to have Van Dijk's red card in the recent league defeat to Aberdeen overturned, so he will miss Friday's trip to Kilmarnock. (Various)

Former Scotland captain Gary McAllister believes believes Aberdeen's Peter Pawlett can earn an international call-up and thinks Dundee United trio Andy Robertson, Gary Mackay-Steven and Stuart Armstrong can all be part of the push to reach Euro 2016. (Daily Express)

Hearts boss Gary Locke is calling for referees to offer more protection to winger Sam Nicholson. (Various)

Elgin manager Barry Wilson may have to pull his boots back on for tonight's match at Stirling Albion due to a long injury list at the Highland club. (Various)

Scotland duo Shaun Maloney and Gary Caldwell are poised to return for Wigan tomorrow following long-term injury problems. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland stand-off Ruaridh Jackson is to leave Glasgow Warriors in the summer, having not been offered a new deal. (Scotsman)

Jim Hamilton, 31, retain the belief that Scotland can win a Six Nations championship before he retires. (Herald)

Ryder Cup hopeful Paul Lawrie has no regrets at all about missing the Moroccan Open to cheer on Aberdeen in the League Cup final. (Herald)

Nathan Hines is backing Vern Cotter to radically shake things up when he takes over as head coach in the summer but does not think the New Zealander will have time to transform Scotland before next year's World Cup. (Daily Mail)

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