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Former Aberdeen boss Sir Alex Ferguson believes his old side have what it takes to go level on points with Celtic by winning in Glasgow this weekend.(Daily Mail)external-link

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has criticised broadcaster Sky for scheduling Sunday's match at noon, insisting the "big game" should have been played later in the day.(Herald)external-link

Aberdeen defender Donervorn Daniels insists his team-mates are serious about preventing Celtic winning their fourth consecutive top-flight title.(Press and Journal)external-link

Deila believes the game is a "cup final" for the Dons but not for his own side. (Daily Record)external-link

Sir Alex Ferguson
Ferguson believes Aberdeen can triumph in Glasgow

Meanwhile, Celtic have called on their supporters to name and shame those fans responsible for letting off three flares during Thursday's defeat by Inter Milan at the San Siro.(Daily Mail)external-link

Rangers players were booed off the field following their 1-1 draw at the Falkirk Stadium on Friday evening. (Scotsman)external-link

Meanwhile, former Bayern Munich and Fulham manager Felix Magath has proxied his shareholding in Rangers to supporters ahead of Friday's extraordinary general meeting when shareholders will vote on whether current board members will be replaced. (Daily Record)external-link

And Rangers have admitted in a statement to the London Stock Exchange that they made erroneous claims about chief executive Derek Llambias' record at Newcastle United. (Daily Record)external-link

Rangers chief executive Derek Llambias
Llambias is one of those who could be voted off the Rangers board next Friday

That admission has prompted criticism of the Rangers board by supporters.(Herald)external-link

Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson believes midfielder Jamie Walker "is probably technically the best player we have" who has "a massive future in the game". (Scotsman)external-link

Arthur Albiston, the 14-times caped Scotland defender who spent much of his career with Manchester United, believes Brian McClair is the right choice for the Scottish FA performance director role, after it was confirmed the 51-year-old would be leaving his academy role with United to take up the SFA post.(Herald)external-link

Brian McClair
McClair, pictured here in 2002, will start working with the SFA later this year

Former Scotland and Arsenal goalkeeper Bob Wilson has criticised Gunners' celebrity supporter Piers Morgan for his relentless criticism of manager Arsene Wenger. (Independent)external-link


Andy Murray will be at his best in next month's Davis Cup match against USA in Glasgow despite making early exits from recent tournaments, according to American former tennis player Andre Agassi. (Herald)external-link

Assistant coach Duncan Hodge says it's time for Scotland to lose the gallant loser tag as they prepare to face Italy in the Six Nations at Murrayfield on Saturday. (Herald)external-link

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