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Former Rangers director Dave King says he would be prepared to lose £30m - to add to the £20m he lost previously at Ibrox - to help the club. (Daily Record)

King insists he would be happy to spend as much as £50m to help Rangers compete with Celtic again, but he wants fans to give the board time to conduct a business review and reveal its plans for the club. (The Herald, Sun)

Partick Thistle manager Alan Archibald hopes his injury list shortens to help prevent Celtic staging a title-winning party at Firhill on Wednesday night, a scenario that could arise if Aberdeen drop points against Ross County in Dingwall on Tuesday. (Various)

Former Celtic manager Martin O'Neill reckons the final-day defeat by Motherwell that cost his team the Scottish Premier League title to Rangers hit him harder than the Uefa Cup final defeat in Seville "in many respects". (The Sun)

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes says it's up to all Scottish Premiership clubs, not just the Dons, to close the gap on runaway league leaders Celtic in next season's campaign. (Various)

As PFA Scotland highlights mental health problems suffered by its members, Neil Lennon describes its effects, recalling that as his Celtic team-mates celebrated a 2-0 win at Ibrox he wanted to "go home to a darkened room". (Various)

Motherwell centre-half Stephen McManus urges his defensive partner Shaun Hutchinson to take the time to weigh up all his options when his contract runs out in the summer. (The Sun)

Queen of the South striker Iain Russell says there were days he didn't want to wake up in the morning when depression took hold while he was a Livingston player. (Herald)

St Johnstone defender Frazer Wright expresses relief that the Saints are not involved in the relegation battle from the Scottish Premiership this season, calling a final-day match for Kilmarnock away to Falkirk to avoid the drop the most stressful game he's ever played. (Daily Mail)

An ankle injury looks like ruling midfielder Ian Black out of Rangers' Ramsdens Cup final against Raith Rovers on 6 April. (Various)

Hearts should take a step closer to coming out of administration this week as Ukio Bankas's creditors will meet on Friday to approve the transfer of the shares to the Foundation of Hearts' purchase vehicle, Bidco. (Scotsman)

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