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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

New Wigan manager Gary Caldwell revealed Scotland boss Gordon Strachan gave him the belief he could make it in management. (Sun)

Hamilton boss Martin Canning has fined himself after he received a red card in the 1-1 draw with St Johnstone. (Various)

Lee Erwin has thanked Motherwell boss Ian Baraclough for sticking by him, after the 21-year-old striker ended an eight-month goal drought in Saturday's 2-1 win over Kilmarnock. (Daily Record)

Shaun Maloney won his first award since moving to the USA
Shaun Maloney won his first award since moving to the USA

Rangers could have on-loan Newcastle man Shane Ferguson arrive at Ibrox next week, with the Northern Ireland international set to aid their promotion push. (Herald)

Ross County's Martin Woods believes teams are now paying the price for disrespecting his side, with the opposition taking them too lightly. The Dingwall men are one of the Premiership's form teams. (Various)

Scotland star Shaun Maloney was named the Major League Soccer's Player of the Week after a goal and an assist in Chicago Fire's 3-2 win over Toronto FC. (Sun)

Former Scotland international Dougie Freedman is set to sign a contract extension as Nottingham Forest manager. (Sun)

OTHER GOSSIP

Sandy Lyle celebrates winning the 1988 US Masters
Sandy Lyle celebrates winning the 1988 US Masters

Snooker star Graeme Dott has branded the changes to World Championship qualifying as pathetic, as he bids to make the crucible event nine years after winning it. (Sun)

The 1988 Masters winner Sandy Lyle is set to play with a "hickory" putter at Augusta, an old wooden type of club. Lyle partners Scottish amateur Bradley Neil round the first golf major of the season. (Various)

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