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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Newly-appointed interim Rangers chairman Paul Murray insists the turmoil of the last four years at the club will not be allowed to happen again. (Herald)external-link

And Dave King, whose resolutions at Friday's extraordinary general meeting led to himself, Murray, John Gilligan and Douglas Park forming the club's new board, has vowed to bring "accountability" for anything that has been "untoward" at Rangers in recent times. (Daily Record)external-link

When asked if fans had been the victims of the entire saga, King replied: "A thousand per cent." (Daily Mail)external-link

Rangers directors John Gilligan, Dave King and Paul Murray
Gilligan, King and Murray won a shareholder vote to become Rangers directors

King intends to lead Rangers "back to the future". (Daily Express)external-link

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has urged his players to show no fear as they chase the club's first domestic treble in 14 years. (Daily Express)external-link

And Deila has revealed he is not always calm and collected, saying: "I am an emotional guy. I don't shout if they make mistakes. I shout if there is a bad attitude." (Herald)external-link

Dundee United forward Nadir Ciftci
Dundee United's Nadir Ciftci is available to face Celtic but has been warned to keep his head

Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara is delighted to have striker Nadir Ciftci available to face Celtic in Sunday's Scottish Cup quarter-final after he avoided a two-match ban for violent conduct but has warned the the Turk to start keeping his head from now on.(Herald)external-link

Hibernian defender David Gray, who will face Berwick Rangers on Sunday, is eager for a return to Hampden in this season's Scottish Cup 12 years after his last appearance at the national stadium playing for Scotland schoolboys against England.(Scotsman)external-link

OTHER GOSSIP

Former Scotland rugby international Nikki Walker, who scored a crucial try in Hawick's 2002 Scottish Cup win, is hoping to help the club back to a finals day in his role as player-coach as they face holders Heriot's in Saturday's semi-final.(Scotsman)external-link

Nikki Walker playing for Edinburgh
Walker returned to Hawick after leaving Edinburgh in 2014

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