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Former Scottish FA president George Peat has criticised the Scottish Professional Football League, saying it is trying to cash in on the parent body's television deal, which has allowed increased investment in youth football, because it has failed to find cash backing for its own set-up.

Hamilton Academical chairman Les Gray insists Scottish football is not on the brink of another civil war and that the SPFL clubs only want more representation and reform of the Scottish FA committee system and do not want to undermine the national body's youth system.

Full story: Daily Expressexternal-link

Motherwell striker Henri Anier thinks the Scottish FA should have dealt with allegations of racist chanting against Leigh Griffiths more quickly after the Celtic striker was left free to play, and score, in Saturday's 3-3 draw between the sides.

Full story: The Heraldexternal-link

Celtic midfielder Stefan Johansen has applauded Leigh Griffiths' ability to perform under intense scrutiny, with the striker facing a Scottish FA hearing over videos showing him singing anti-Hearts songs in public.

Full story: Daily Recordexternal-link

Southampton are tracking Celtic defender Virgin van Dijk with a view to a similar summer bid to the one that took midfielder Victor Wanyama from the Scottish champions to the English top-flight club last year.

Wigan Athletic forward Nick Powell
Celtic face competition from Everton and Swansea City for Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell

Full story: The Sun (print edition)

Everton and Swansea City are in the race to sign £4m Celtic target Nick Powell, the Manchester United forward presently on loan to Wigan Athletic.

Full story: Daily Recordexternal-link

Hibernian goalkeeper Ben Williams has criticised his side for being "soft and spoiled" after Saturday's defeat by St Mirren pulled the Edinburgh side deeper into relegation trouble.

Full story: The Scotsmanexternal-link

Rangers midfielder Kyle Hutton admits he has the last three matches of the season to save his Ibrox career and win a new contract with the League One champions.

Full story: The Heraldexternal-link

A year after being released by Huddersfield Town, 25-year-old Scottish midfielder Scott Arfield has become the kingpin for Burnley, who are two points away from securing promotion to the English top-flight.

Full story: The Scotsmanexternal-link

David Moyes' future as Manchester United manager has been plunged into doubt after an abject display in Sunday's 2-0 defeat by his former club, Everton.

Full story: Daily Telegraphexternal-link

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has shrugged off talk of a multi-million-pound takeover at the club and intends to discuss his and the club's future with owner Randy Lerner at the end of this season.

Full story: Birmingham Mailexternal-link

Scotland goalkeeper David Marshall insists he will remain with Cardiff City even if they are relegated to the Championship in England despite being a target for Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United.

Full story: The Sun (print edition)


Russell Knox has become the highest-earning Scottish golfer this year after his earnings surpassed $1m following a top-10 finish in the RBC Heritage Classic at Hilton Head.

Full story: The Heraldexternal-link

John Higgins, who faces fellow Scot Alan McManus in the first round at the Crucible, insists he is happy going into this year's World Championship in Sheffield as an underdog but belives his game is finally coming together after having failed to win a ranking event since 2012.

Full story: Daily Recordexternal-link

European 800m champion Lynsey Sharp, who plans to run in the 4x400m relay as well as her individual event at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, made her return to competition after nearly a year out with injury when taking part in a Great Britain relay team at the Tom Jones Memorial meeting in Florida.

Full story: The Scotsman (print edition)

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