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Kenny Dalglish believes criticism of Celtic manager Ronny Deila has been way over the top, and the majority of the club's fans do not want to see him sacked. (Scottish Sun)

Deila admits he left attacker Callum McGregor out of the Scottish Cup win over East Kilbride following charges of drink driving. (Daily Mail)

The Norwegian again came in for stick from the Celtic supporters, but says their laboured performance against East Kilbride will be forgotten if they lift the Scottish Cup. (Daily Express)

Kilmarnock look set to appoint for Birmingham City boss Lee Clark as their new manager after last week's resignation of Gary Locke. (Scottish Sun)

Greg Kiltie has hailed caretaker manager Lee McCulloch for lifting the doom and gloom around Rugby Park following Locke's departure. (Daily Record)

Ronny Deila
Ronny Deila watched Celtic labour to a 2-0 Scottish Cup win over East Kilbride

Hibernian boss Alan Stubbs hailed his side's bottle after they roared back from 2-0 down against Hearts to force a fifth round replay, and says his side are now favourites to make the quarter-finals. (Daily Mail)

Stubbs insists he was not surprised by his side's dramatic late comeback at Tynecastle. (The Herald)

Hibs player-coach Kevin Thomson says the derby comeback proves Hibs are no longer big game bottlers. (Daily Star)

Hearts manager Robbie Neilson claims it would be even sweeter to advance to the last eight by beating Hibs at Easter Road in the replay. (Daily Express)

Dominic Ball believes his loan spell with Rangers can fire him straight from the Championship to the Champions League with parent club Tottenham. (Daily Record)


Vern Cotter
Vern Cotter has yet to taste victory in the Six Nations since taking charge of Scotland

Scotland head coach Vern Cotter is confident he can fix the problems in his team after their dispiriting Six Nations defeat to England. (Daily Mail)

Cotter insists he has time to turn his team's performance around before they face Wales in Cardiff on Saturday. (The Herald)

The New Zealander dismissed any notion that the Scotland players' heads will drop after the defeat, saying "the boys are competitors". (The Times)

Prop Al Dickinson insists the feel-good factor Scotland built up at last year's World Cup has not been wiped out by the Calcutta Cup loss. (Daily Express)

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