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Rangers manager Ally McCoist has urged prospective investor Dave King, shareholder Mike Ashley and the Ibrox board to work together in order to avert another financial collapse at Ibrox. (Scotsman)external-link

McCoist accepts fans may have misgivings about such an alliance but insists it would be in the best interests of the club.(Daily Record)external-link

Celtic boss Ronny Deila has given his backing to captain Scott Brown's tirade at his team-mates following their recent defeat by Hamilton Academical. (Daily Mail)external-link

And Brown is confident Celtic will take their frustration out on Ross County in Saturday's lunchtime encounter. (Daily Express)external-link

Scott Brown and Ronny Deila
Brown (left) was critical of his team-mates after they lost 1-0 at home to Hamilton

New Bolton Wanderers manager Neil Lennon has confirmed he would be interested in raiding old club Celtic to sign Kris Commons. (Daily Record)external-link

Kilmarnock chairman Michael Johnston insists the Rugby Park club are not short-changing their players amid a dispute over bonuses. (Daily Express)external-link

Dundee forward David Clarkson says his late uncle, Phil O'Donnell, is always on his mind as he returns to face Motherwell. Clarkson and O'Donnell were team-mates at Fir Park until O'Donnell died of heart failure during a match in 2007. (Herald)external-link


Former Scotland head coach Jim Telfer delivered an inspirational talk to the Glasgow Warriors players ahead of their European Rugby Champions Cup opener against Bath on Saturday afternoon. (Telegraph)external-link

And one player who hopes to be inspired by Telfer's speech is fly-half Duncan Weir, who said Telfer was "on good form". (Herald)external-link

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