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Bolton Wanderers manager Neil Lennon will make a £250,000 bid to sign forward Kris Commons from Celtic, who Lennon left in the summer. (Daily Express)

West Ham and Queens Park Rangers are preparing £2m offers for Hamilton Academical left-back Stephen Hendrie.(Daily Mail)

Firms bidding to sponsor the Scottish Professional Football League will have to pay £1.75m a year to clinch a deal. (Daily Express)

Hamilton Academical left-back Stephen Hendrie
Hendrie is a reported target for two London clubs

An online gaming company is one of the parties interested in sponsoring the SPFL. (Daily Record)

Caretaker manager Kenny McDowall has told Rangers midfielder Ian Black "to be a bit more mature", after taking him off early during last weekend's 4-0 defeat by Hibernian.(The Herald)

Meanwhile, McDowall fears a "month of hell" in January following the £1m sale of Lewis Macleod to Brentford and the prospect of losing others during the transfer window. (Daily Express)

Rangers caretaker manager Kenny McDowall
McDowall fears losing more of his squad during the January transfer window

Partick Thistle defender Conrad Balatoni insists the Jags will attack Celtic in their New Year's Day meeting. (Scotsman)

Russia and former England coach Fabio Capello has criticised Celtic's style of play, commenting on some of their recent European games by saying: "They are not the same team I remember." (Daily Record)

Callum McGregor admits he was "surprised" after being substituted having come on from the bench during Saturday's 0-0 draw with Ross County but hopes to learn from the disappointment.(Herald)

Celtic forward Callum McGregor
McGregor did not finish the match against County after coming on as a substitute

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes insists he is not interested in moving, having been linked with the West Brom job before Tony Pulis closed in on the vacancy. (Daily Record)


Glasgow Warriors flanker Rob Harley may miss Scotland's Six Nations campaign after his club ruled out him for "several weeks" due to a knee injury. (Scotsman)

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