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Uefa is investigating claims that Zenit St Petersburg were involved in match-fixing around the time they beat Rangers in the 2008 Uefa Cup final. (Daily Express)

Lithuanian administrators have been "deluged" with emails from Hibs fans trying to scupper the rescue package for Edinburgh rivals Hearts. (Daily Mail)

Scotland defender Stephen McManus is close to agreeing a new one-year contract extension with Motherwell. (Sun)

Celtic defender Efe Ambrose insists Celtic boss Neil Lennon deserves the manager of the year accolade, having been overlooked for the award last season. (Various)

"Hopeless... Totally unsatisfactory. He is only 30 and has just let himself go..." Just some of scathing criticism of striker Garry O'Connor from Morton chairman Douglas Rae. (Greenock Telegraph)

Belgian clubs Oostende and Zulte-Waregem are interested in signing Celtic striker Tony Watt following his loan spell at Lierse. (Various)

Tynecastle midfielder Ryan Stevenson reckons Hearts boss Gary Locke has a "massive future" in management. (Daily Record)

St Mirren and Kilmarnock are taking a look at 16-year-old Canadian midfielder Noah Dino. (Sun)

Top scorer Billy McKay reckons clubs are no longer scared of facing Inverness CT as the Highlanders deal with a slump in form. (Daily Record)

Assistant manager Scott Paterson thinks Partick Thistle will be top six contenders next season, if they avoid the drop. (Daily Record)

Rangers fans could be hit with as much as a 20% increase on their season tickets for the next campaign. (Sun)

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