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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)external-link

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)external-link

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)external-link

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)external-link

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)external-link

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)external-link

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)


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)external-link

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