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Rangers manager Ally McCoist has hailed his players after securing the League One title and promotion to the Championship. (Various)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has conceded he misses the thrill of the Old Firm derby. "There's four games, it brings in great TV revenue and interest and obviously gate receipts as well," said Lennon.

Full story: The Sun (print edition)

Airdrie boss Gary Bollan praised his side for refusing to fold following their poor first half against Rangers as the Ibrox outfit clinched the League One title. (Various)

Former Rangers midfielder Barry Ferguson, now caretaker manager at Blackpool, says his first win in management - Tuesday's 1-0 win over Millwall - won't live long in the memory...

Rangers' hat-trick hero Lee McCulloch
Rangers' hat-trick hero Lee McCulloch emulated Gazza's title-winning efforts

"It was one of the worst games I've watched in terms of quality, but I don't care," he said.

Full story: The Sun (print edition)

Everton winger Aiden McGeady believes the absence of the Old Firm derby is being keenly felt at former club Celtic and expressed disappointment they won't face Rangers in this season's Scottish Cup. (Various)

Aberdeen midfielder Barry Robson has played for Celtic against Manchester United in the Champions League but admits he'll be a bag of nerves before Sunday's League Cup final.

"The day I stop feeling anxiety is the day I stop playing," he said ahead of the final against Inverness CT. (Various)

Rangers' title-winning hat-trick hero Lee McCulloch's display triggered memories of Paul Gascoigne's treble that clinched the Premier League title against Aberdeen in 1996.

"I remember Gazza's hat-trick," said McCulloch. "When you watch it back, it sends a shiver down your spine. I don't know if mine will do similar things - and I don't know if we're similar players either!"

Full story: Daily Mail

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland forward Dave Denton believes he and his team-mates have become marked men for referees during the current Six Nations campaign in which they have conceded more penalties than any other side.

Full story: The Herald

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