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Rangers put manager Ally McCoist on gardening leave because they feared he would use the club's AGM on Monday to voice concerns over the running of the Ibrox outfit. (Daily Record)external-link

Former Derby County and Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies is the favourite to replace McCoist as the new boss of Rangers, followed by ex-Motherwell manager Stuart McCall. (Various)

But former Scotland player Kenny Burns has urged Rangers not to appoint Davies, insisting the Scot "messed up" Forest in his two spells in charge. (Scottish Sun)

Ex-Rangers defender John Brown believes McCoist's departure marks a "sad day" for the club and reckons the fans will voice their anger at the AGM. (Scottish Sun)

Billy Davies
Billy Davies is not the man to replace Ally McCoist as manager of Rangers according to Kenny Burns

Rangers legends Andy Goram and Derek Johnstone believe McCoist will be relieved after finally quitting Ibrox. (Scottish Sun)

Youth coach Gordon Durie will become a key part of the Rangers management team following McCoist's departure. (Scottish Sun)

Newcastle youngsters Adam Campbell and Ryan McKinnon look set for loan moves to Rangers in January. (Daily Mail)

Winger Barrie McKay, who is currently on loan at Raith Rovers, would happily return to parent club Rangers in January, despite the ongoing problems at the Ibrox club. (Daily Record)

Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara insists Celtic will have to offer big money if they want midfielder Stuart Armstrong, who scored the winner against the league leaders on Sunday. (Daily Record)external-link

Tannadice star Armstrong was delighted to hear Celtic boss Ronny Deila had compared him to Germany's World Cup winner Thomas Muller. (Daily Record)

Celtic manager Deila has hinted he may rest striker John Guidetti after the Swede failed to score for the fourth consecutive match. (Star)

And Deila reckons Dundee United, Aberdeen and Inverness are all competing with his side in the title race. (Daily Record)

But Tannadice manager McNamara has down-played his side's chances of challenging Celtic for the Premiership crown. (Herald)

Stuart Amrstrong
Stuart Armstrong starred as Dundee United beat Celtic 2-1 at Tannadice on Sunday

Celtic left-back Emilio Izaguirre could be set for the exit door as manager Deila targets a replacement, with Inverness' Graeme Shinnie on the Norwegian's radar. (Scottish Sun)

Former Celtic striker Tony Watt could join English Championship outfit Charlton, after failing to nail down a place at Belgian club Standard Liege, where he moved for £1.3m in the summer. (Star)

St Mirren's Jim Goodwin says his side cannot blame referee Alan Muir, who sent off the Buddies' Steven Thompson in Saturday's defeat by Motherwell, for their latest poor result. (Various)

Kilmarnock goalkeeper Craig Samson insists the players are right behind manager Allan Johnston, despite the club suffering their sixth defeat in seven league matches against Aberdeen on Saturday. (Daily Record)

Aberdeen goalkeeper Scott Brown says staying warm in the 1-0 win over Killie was a lot harder than keeping out the Ayrshire side. (Daily Record)

Inverness Caledonian Thistle's David Raven hopes his team-mate Ross Draper becomes more "streetwise" after he was red carded in the defeat to St Johnstone. (Daily Record)

Jonny Gray
Jonny Gray was in great form as Glasgow came back to beat Munster in the Pro12 on Saturday

Hearts maintained their unbeaten league run this season against Alloa on Saturday, and full-back Callum Paterson insists they have yet to hit top form. (Daily Record)

Liam Craig believes his Hibernian side can still challenge league-leaders Hearts for the Championship title, if they go on an eight game winning run. (Daily Record)

Ross McCormack will not be sold by Fulham in January even though the Scot has yet to find his feet following an £11m summer move from Leeds United. (Scottish Sun)


Scottish darts player Gary Anderson, who has progressed to the second round of the World Championships, has revealed his eyesight is so bad he can hardly see the board. (Star)

Rob Harley has hailed the performance of Glasgow team-mate Jonny Gray in the weekend win over Munster. (Daily Mail)

And Harley revealed a half-time pep talk from head coach Gregor Townsend inspired his side to their win over the Irish outfit. (Daily Record)

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