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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Kris Commons says he is not "asking for the world" in his attempt to win a new two-year contract with Celtic. (Sun on Sunday)

The Celtic midfielder, a father of three, wants his future settled so that he can have his children settled in school. (Sunday Mail)

Until Friday's match against St Johnstone, Aberdeen defender Mark Reynolds had not been booked since March 2013. (Scotland on Sunday)

Dundee United boss Jackie McNamara admits that he likes his team to be "under the radar" as they try to maintain their league title push. (Scotland on Sunday)

Charlie Mulgrew
Charlie Mulgrew will miss key matches for Celtic in the next eight weeks

Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson challenges his players to begin a new unbeaten run of matches after Falkirk handed them their first loss in 21 matches. (Sunday Mail)

Celtic midfielder Charlie Mulgrew broke down on his return from a knee injury in an Under-20s match against Villarreal last week and could be out for eight weeks, missing the Old Firm game and the Europa League ties against Inter Milan. (Sun on Sunday)

Kilmarnock captain Manuel Pascali admits he was in tears when Partick Thistle scored a late equaliser at Rugby Park. (Sunday Mail)

Celtic manager Ronnie Deila says he will continue to engage in his exuberant post-match celebrations with the fans if his team defeat Rangers in the League Cup semi-final, but maintains he doesn't want "to do anything to harm the others". (Sunday Times)

Jamie Bowie and Conrad Williams
Inverness 400m runner Jamie Bowie has Conrad Williams in his sights at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow

And he adds that "football should be peaceful, football is entertainment, it is culture". (Sunday Herald)

Rangers manager Kenny McDowall reckons the gap has never been so big between Celtic and the Ibrox side. (Sunday Mail)

OTHER GOSSIP

Head coach Vern Cotter could be ready to call on another New Zealand-born player for the Scotland team, to follow in the footsteps of Hugh Blake. Highlanders flanker John Hardie has a Scots-born grandparent and is out of contract in the summer, creating the possibility of a move to Scotland. (Sunday Herald)

Jamie Bowie admits his 400m win over Great Britain and Northern Ireland team captain Conrad Williams at the Emirates Arena on Saturday was "a bit rough and ready", as the pair jockeyed for a winning position. (Sunday Times)

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