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Manager Ronny Deila says Celtic will fight Aleksander Tonev's ban for racism "all the way" if the Bulgarian winger's appeal against the charge fails. (Various)

The Celtic manager also jokes that he may need a "suit of armour and to sit in a cage" for today's visit to Tynecastle, although he insists he is looking forward to the "intense" atmosphere. (Various)

Kilmarnock striker Michael Ngoo accuses Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk of deliberately taking him out with a tackle that has left the 22-year-old in need of a leg operation. (Sunday Mail)

Rangers manager Ally McCoist has been given the go-ahead to continue scouting for January despite cost-cutting at the club, which needs an additional £8m in loans or share capital to survive the season. (Herald)

And McCoist may look to Newcastle fringe players on loan, taking advantage of Mike Ashley's Ibrox influence. (Mail on Sunday)

Campaign group BuyHibs urges Sir Tom Farmer not to ignore the voice of supporters as they push for a meeting with the Easter Road club owner. (Scotland on Sunday)

Motherwell's Scottish Cup loss was their eighth defeat in nine matches
Motherwell's Scottish Cup loss was their eighth defeat in nine matches

Motherwell caretaker boss Kenny Black admits that the disappointment of Scottish Cup defeat at home to Dundee United spilled over into dressing room rage. (Mail on Sunday)

Hearts manager Robbie Neilson is eyeing January recruits and says he is already thinking of summer signing targets. (Various)

Hearts forward James Keatings is thankful that Celtic supported him through three years of injury troubles as a youth but is out to sink his first club in the Scottish Cup today. (Various)

St Johnstone goalkeeper Zander Clark will stay on loan at Queen of the South for the rest of the season. (Sunday Mail)

Barry Smith, now in charge at Alloa, says he paid for his players socks and washing powder during his time as Dundee manager. (Sunday Mail)

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