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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Aberdeen midfielder Barry Robson is a shock contender to become Arbroath's player-manager following Allan Moore's sacking on Sunday. The 36-year-old is out of contract at Pittodrie in summer. (Various)

Barnsley are hoping to beat Hearts to the signature of Inverness winger Marley Watkins. The 24-year-old Englishman is out of contract at the end of the season and has already knocked back a lucrative offer from Polish side Slask Kracow. (Daily Express)

Barry Robson could be in the frame to take over as player-manager at Gayfield
Barry Robson could be in the frame to take over as player-manager at Gayfield

Celtic have a fight on their hands to keep Stefan Johansen, with several English clubs and, according to reports in his homeland of Norway, serious interest from Germany. (Sun)

Meanwhile on-loan striker John Guidetti has been told by Feyenoord he must lower his wage demands if he wants to move to the Netherlands. (Various)

Ronny Deila says Leigh Griffiths was right to be angry at being substituted during Celtic's 1-1 draw with Inverness, and that he may have blundered by not pairing the on-form striker with John Guidetti. (Daily Express)

West Brom are poised to make a move for Hamilton goalkeeper Michael McGovern, with boss Tony Pulis keen for a back up to Ben Foster and Boaz Myhill. (Sun)

Dundee have been forced to close an area of Dens Park to eliminate the risk of pitch invasions when they face Celtic. A section of the South Enclosure will be left empty with access to the stand restricted to season ticket holders only. (Various)

James Keatings is set to be let go by Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson, despite 11 goals this season for the Scottish Championship winners. (Sun)

Rangers boss Stuart McCall has told Nicky Law his double against Alloa was not enough and still expects more from him. (Daily Express)

However, Brighton, Brimingham and Reading have all showed interest in a £500,000 move for the midfielder. (Daily Mail)

Former Ibrox star Lewis Macleod is unlikely to play for current club Brentford until next season after suffering another set-back following the hamstring injury sustained in his final Rangers appearance in December. (Various)

Former Rangers midfielder Lewis Macleod has suffered with injury problems since moving to Brentford
Former Rangers midfielder Lewis Macleod has suffered with injury problems since moving to Brentford

Falkirk have a striker crisis ahead of Saturday's Scottish Cup semi-final with Hibernian, with no fully-fit forwards available for the Hampden showpiece. (Daily Express)

Sacked Derek Souttar has accused Dundee United of being petty after the goalkeeping coach was pulled up for comments made on social media following the Tannadice side's derby defeat to Dundee, Souttar's former club. (Various)

Dundee United winger Ryan Dow is to see a specialist tomorrow to try and solve an ongoing groin problem. (Various)

Lewis Kidd has been awarded Queen of the South's second goal in last Thursday's victory over Rangers, after it was initially given as an own-goal by Lee Wallace. (Daily Express)

OTHER GOSSIP

Newly crowned Master champion Jordan Speith says he can not wait to play at St Andrew's in this year's Open Championship. "I played the Old Course when we were over for the Walker Cup in 2011," said the 21-year-old. "I consider it to be one of the coolest places in the world and it's going to be really special going as the Masters champion." (National)

Team Muirhead are savouring their victory at the Players Curling Championship in Toronto. The Scots beat Moscow's Anna Sidorova-led rink 4-2 in Sunday night's final and also claimed the Grand Slam Cup after finishing ahead of the world's top teams in the season-long rankings. (National)

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