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Rangers boss Mark Warburton says mistakes and not a gulf in class were the reason for the League Cup defeat by St Johnstone - a loss that halted an 11-match winning run. (Various)

St Johnstone striker Michael O'Halloran believes teams have shown Rangers too much respect this season.

Full story: Scottish Sun

Ian Baraclough read the riot act to his Motherwell players following their League Cup exit at the hands of Championship outfit Morton. (Various)

St Johnstone striker Michael O'Halloran
Michael O'Halloran was on target in St Johnstone's victory at Ibrox

Ronny Deila has praised free agent and former West Ham striker Carlton Cole, on trial at Celtic, for putting football ahead of potential wages as he considers his next move. (Various)

Celtic full back Saidy Janko is determined to avoid League Cup misery for a second successive season - after his debut for Manchester United ended in a Capital One Cup loss to MK Dons.

Full story: Daily Record

Aberdeen's best chance of silverware this season will come in the cup competitions, according to Dons boss Derek McInnes. Aberdeen hold a five-point lead over Celtic in the Premiership.

However, McInnes said: "Cups represent the best chance of success for a lot of clubs and I would put ourselves in that bracket." (Various)

Poland striker Robert Lewandowski fired a Euro 2016 qualifying shot across Scotland's bows by netting five goals in nine minutes for Bayern Munich. The Pole netted all five after coming on as a substitute in the 5-1 win over Wolfsburg. (Various)

Bayern Munich and Poland striker Robert Lewandowski
Bayern Munich and Poland striker Robert Lewandowski produced a five-star display

Crowd trouble during Morton's League Cup victory against Motherwell at Cappielow saw the tie temporarily halted as stewards and police dealt with disorder in the away end. (Various)

Jim McIntyre praised his "ruthless" Ross County side following their 7-0 drubbing of Falkirk in the League Cup. (Various)

In sharp contrast, Peter Houston apologised to Falkirk fans for a display that he labelled "embarrassing". (Various)

Robbie Neilson says he hasn't spoken to Gary Locke since succeeding him at Hearts 16 months ago. (Various)

John Hughes hailed "a good professional job" as Inverness CT progressed in the League Cup at Livingston's expense. (Various)

Dundee United boss Jackie McNamara praised his side's character in the League Cup victory over Dunfermline. (Various)


Japan head coach Eddie Jones believes his side will "run Scotland off their feet" in their World Cup encounter later. (Various)

David Drysdale is racing against time to keep his Tour card after tearing a calf muscle during the Italian Open.

The Scot, who has slipped to 118th in the Race to Dubai, said: "Hopefully I'll be fit for next week's Dunhill then the British Masters because they are big tournaments." (Various)

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