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Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon says referee Craig Thomson's decision to overlook a "rugby tackle" in the ruck leading up to Ross County's second goal in their 3-1 League Cup victory was "unforgivable". (Sun)external-link

Billy Davies looks set to become Kilmarnock manager after Gary Locke quit following Saturday's 1-0 defeat by Hamilton Academical. (Sun)external-link

Hearts have agreed a deal to sign 32-year-old free agent Don Cowie, after the midfielder left Wigan last week. (Daily Express, print edition)

Craig Gordon
Craig Gordon was enraged by Ross County's second goal in the League Cup semi-final

Dundee United have failed in an ambitious bid to sign striker Grant Holt, and the Tannadice side have rejected a second bid of just over £100,000 from Hearts for John Souttar. (Daily Express, print edition)

Attacking midfielder Liam Hughes has paved the way for a move to Inverness Caledonian Thistle, cancelling his contract with Cambridge United. (Daily Star, print edition)

Jim McIntyre has challenged his Ross County troops to make history by lifting the League Cup after overcoming Celtic. (Daily Express, print edition)

Billy King admits he was desperate to make his loan switch to Rangers, because he feared his career was stalling at Hearts. (Scotsman)external-link

Alan Stubbs insists Hibernian can handle the heat of being labelled favourites to the lift the League Cup. (Daily Record, print edition)

St Johnstone defender Joe Shaughnessy insists his side can make no excuses for losing to Hibernian in Saturday's League Cup semi-final. (Daily Mail, print edition)

Ronny Deila says his Celtic players were weak and lacked character in Sunday's League Cup semi-final defeat by Ross County. (Daily Mail)external-link


Jim Telfer
Jim Telfer believes England are "not world-beaters"

Ex-Scotland and British and Irish Lions coach Jim Telfer says England "are not world-beaters" and "don't scare me" ahead of Saturday's Calcutta Cup clash at Murrayfield. (The Times, print edition)

Former WADA chairman Dick Pound believes doping is threatening sports like rugby union. (Herald, print edition)

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