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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes refused to entertain the notion that his side can win the Scottish Premiership after the Dons went top of the division on New Year's Day. (Scotsman)

Dundee United boss Jackie McNamara has urged his players to prove they can by title challengers after humbling city rivals Dundee 6-2. (Daily Express)

Dundee goalkeeper Scott Bain may be asked to take a pain-killing injection to play against Ross County after Arvid Schenk lost six goals on his debut as a late replacement for injured Kyle Letheren in Thursday's heavy defeat at Tannadice. (Herald)

Dundee goalkeeper Arvid Schenk
Schenk had a difficult debut at Tannadice

County manager Jim McIntyre is ready to make changes to his squad in the January transfer window following the 3-1 defeat by Highland rivals Inverness Caledonian Thistle. (Daily Record, print edition)

Caretaker manager Gary Teale fears questionable refereeing decisions in St Mirren's 2-1 defeat by Kilmarnock may harm his chances of becoming full-time boss of the Paisley outfit. (Daily Mail, print edition)

Lewis Macleod admitted leaving Rangers for Brentford was difficult but hopes his move to England will help him win a Scotland cap. (Daily Record)

Lewis Macleod
Macleod was called up to the Scotland squad earlier this season

Rangers defender Darren McGregor says losing 4-0 to Hibernian last week was one of the lowest point of his career and feels the Ibrox side are in a "dogfight" as they seek promotion from the Scottish Championship.(Herald)

Ibrox defender Sebastien Faure claims Rangers players are allowed to eat what they want and adds coaches in his French homeland would "blow a fuse with the diets players have over here". (Daily Record)

Scotland left-back Andrew Robertson may face a spell on the sidelines after injuring his foot in Hull City's 2-0 win against Everton on Thursday. (Herald, print edition)

OTHER GOSSIP

Andy Murray joked, "I hope the matches get a bit easier from now on" after overcoming Feliciano Lopez in three sets to set up a semi-final meeting with Rafael Nadal at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship. (Herald)

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