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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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

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)

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

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)

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)

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