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Rangers are poised to bid for St Mirren midfielder Kenny McLean but fear the 22-year-old will instead join English clubs who have expressed an interest in the Scotland Under-21 cap who is out of contract in the summer.

Full story: Sun On Sunday (print edition)

Sunderland have expressed an interest in 19-year-old Hearts midfielder Sam Nicholson.

Full story: The People (print edition)

Hearts defender Dylan McGowan, one of 12 players out of contract in the summer, says the delay in completing a takeover of the club is grinding down their young side, who sit bottom of the Scottish Premiership.

Full story: Sunday Mail (print edition)

Lierse have denied claims by on-loan Celtic striker Tony Watt that coach Stanley Menzo slapped the Scotland Under-21 international in the face.

Full story: Sunday Express (print edition)

Celtic captain Scott Brown reckons 17-year-old midfielder Liam Henderson is on road to becoming a driving force for the club after making his debut in Friday's win over Kilmarnock.

Full story: Sunday Herald

Scotland midfielder George Boyd faces being hauled before the Football Association after appearing to spit at Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart during Hull City's 2-0 defeat.

Full story: Mail On Sunday

Billy Davies is fearing for his future as Nottingham Forest manager after their Championship promotion hopes suffered a blow by a form slump.

Full story: Sunday Mirror (print edition)

Dunfermline Athletic's Jim Jefferies says next season will be his last as a manager after a career when he has had five weeks off in 31 years - and that his successor will be assistant Neil McCann.

Full story: Sun On Sunday (print edition)

Rangers midfielder Nicky Law thinks critics would describe his side as the worst ever to win the Scottish Cup should the League One champions win the trophy this season.

Full story: Sun On Sunday (print edition)

Midfielder Nicky Law says Rangers' season will be defined by Monday's Scottish Cup quarter-final replay away to Albion Rovers and not the League One title they secured last week.

Full story: Scotland On Sunday

Aberdeen striker Niall McGinn is a surprise doubt for the Scottish League Cup final and faces a last-minute fitness test for a groin injury ahead of the game against Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

Full story: Sunday Express (print edition)

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes says Sir Alex Ferguson is feeling jealous as, even during his unprecedented success with the Dons domestically and in Europe, he never experienced the 40,000 fans who will travel to Celtic Park for today's Scottish League Cup final against Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

Full story: Sunday Mail

Hibernian manager Terry Butcher has threatened to drop his senior players after being disgusted by their performance in losing 3-1 away to Partick Thistle.

Full story: Sunday Mail (print edition)

Leeds United striker Ross McCormack is in the running to be named Championship player of the year tonight, while fellow Scot Kevin McDonald, the Wolves midfielder, could win the League One award.

Full story: Sunday Mail (print edition)

Scotland have been handed 5,500 tickets for the friendly against Nigeria at Fulham's Craven Cottage in London on 28 May.

Full story: Sunday Mail (print edition)

OTHER GOSSIP

Full-back Stuart Hogg has issued a public apology following his red card for a late hit on Wales fly-half Dan Biggar during Scotland's 51-3 Six Nations hammering in Cardiff.

Full story: Scotland On Sunday

Scotland underachieved during a Six Nations in which they again finished fifth with only one victory, says former international Iain Morrison.

Full story: Scotland On Sunday

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