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Kilmarnock manager Allan Johnston has urged his side to beat Hibs at Easter Road - despite a draw being enough to see them avoid the Premiership relegation play-offs. (Various)

Ross County skipper Richard Brittain says his winning penalty against Hibs in midweek eclipses his appearance in the Scottish Cup final in 2010 because it guaranteed their top-flight safety. (Various)

Dundee boss Paul Hartley will return to former club Alloa in an attempt to make goalkeeper Scott Bain his first signing since securing promotion to the Premiership.

Full story: Scottish Sun (print edition)

Former Celtic winger Paddy McCourt may spark interest among Scottish clubs after being released by English League One outfit Barnsley.

Full story: Daily Record

Kenny Shiels left his job as Morton manager in order to prevent a fans' boycott of season tickets. "The supporters will have been wanting a change and I understand that," he said.

Full story: Daily Record

Scotland goalkeeper Allan McGregor could make a comeback for Hull City against Everton on Sunday. McGregor has been sidelined with kidney damage and broken ribs.

Full story: Scotsman

Neil Lennon lamented "lazy" defending in Celtic's draw with St Johnstone which means the Premiership champions will be unable to reach the 100-point mark. (Various)