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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic have agreed a fee with Manchester City for on-loan striker John Guidetti, according to manager Ronny Deila - now the club must persuade the striker to stay on beyond the end of the season. (Sunday Mail)

Rangers manager Ally McCoist remains defiant after being subjected to abuse by a section of the club's support during yesterday's 2-0 loss at Hearts. (Various)

And former Celtic boss Neil Lennon, now at Bolton, is backing his old rival, saying McCoist deserves the full support of those running the Ibrox club. (Sun)

St Mirren boss Tommy Craig also came under fire from supporters as his team crashed to a 3-0 loss at Hamilton but refused to comment on the chants. (Various)

Inverness full-back Graeme Shinnie insists he will continue to focus on football rather than transfer speculation. (Various)

Goalkeeper Craig Gordon says Celtic must silence Salzburg's special Spaniard Jonathan Soriano in Thursday's Europa League tie. The striker has scored an amazing 27 goals for the Austrian club this season. (Sun)

Last season's Scottish Cup finalists St Johnstone and Dundee United remain at loggerheads with the SFA over the distribution of money from the showpiece event. (Sunday Mail)

Hibernian manager Alan Stubbs hailed Scott Allan as the best player in the Championship after the midfielder's showing in Saturday's 6-3 win at Dumbarton. (Various)

Scotland boss Gordon Strachan hopes his English Championship players are involved in the end-of-season play-offs - otherwise they face a six-week break before the Euro 2016 qualifying return with Republic of Ireland on 13 June. (Sunday Express)

Hull City manager Steve Bruce admits top clubs in England are already plotting moves for Scotland left-back Andy Robertson. (Sunday Mail)

England midfielder James Milner says his Manchester City team-mates are watching Scottish football to see what madcap antics John Guidetti gets up to next. (Sun)

OTHER GOSSIP

Blair Cowan, one of five try-scorers for Scotland, says a half-time tongue-lashing from head coach Vern Cotter sparked a 37-12 win over Tonga at Rugby Park. (Sunday Mail)

Andy Murray insists the new Premier Tennis League, which begins in Manila on Friday, is "not a hit and giggle" event. (Sunday Herald)

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