Scottish Gossip: McInnes's Dons pride, Rangers chase Tavernier

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Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes says he is "immensely satisfied and proud" of his players beating Rijeka 3-0 away from home, but insists the tie is not done and dusted yet. (Various)

Inverness Caledonian Thistle boss John Hughes felt his side deserved something out of the match they lost 1-0 to Astra Giurgiu. (Various)

Wigan have knocked back Rangers' first bid to sign full-back James Tavernier but Mark Warburton is expected to make a fresh offer within the next 48 hours. (Sun)

Rangers are set to confirm the signing of former Middlesbrough and Bradford winger Andy Halliday following an impressive trial period with the Ibrox club. (Daily Record)

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany reckons Belgium international team-mate - Celtic defender Dedryck Boyata - is a Champions League-quality centre-back. (Daily Record)

Rangers target James Tavernier has not featured regularly for Wigan Athletic
Rangers target James Tavernier has not featured regularly for Wigan Athletic

Ross County's new defender Chris Robertson could miss the start of the season after breaking a bone in his hand during training in Hungary. (Sun)

Dundee United's hopes of signing Wigan striker Billy McKay have been dealt a blow after the former Caley Thistle forward scored in a friendly for the League One side. (Daily Record)

Houston Dynamo manager Owen Coyle is trying to sign St Mirren midfielder John McGinn but might be thwarted by already reaching his foreign players limit. (Daily Record)

Hibernian are closing in on former Leyton Orient midfielder Marvin Bartley. (Sun)

Queen of the South have taken former Kilmarnock striker William Gros on trial. (Scotsman)

League One side Oldham Athletic have offered a deal to ex-St Mirren defender Marc McAusland. (Daily Express)

Ex-Falkirk playmaker Pedro Moutinho has failed to win a playing deal at Dumbarton but might be asked to coach the Sons' under-20 side. (Sun)

Albion Rovers manager Darren Young says the club's pay-what-you-can season ticket offer last season was "catastrophically bad" for the club's finances, with fans paying just £27 on average for blanket access to all home games. (Herald)


After hitting a six-under-par first round at the Open, Scotland's Paul Lawrie revealed he was inspired by a hug from golf legend Arnold Palmer set him up for that spectacular start. (Daily Mail)

Scotland's highest ranked golfer Marc Warren feels television cameras should be more regularly focused on Scottish players doing well at St Andrews. The world number six - tied for 13th on four-under-par overnight - believes only six of his shots were shown. (Various)

Andy Murray stresses that the entire Great Britain squad, rather than just his own form, is important in this weekend's Davis Cup quarter-final against France. (Herald)

Scotland batsman Kyle Coetzer says they "must win" their final World T20 qualifier group match against Oman so that reaching India in 2016 remains in their own hands. (Daily Express)

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