Scottish Gossip: Rangers, Dons, McGovern, Cup draw, Deila

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Rangers assistant boss David Weir has assured Ibrox supporters he and Mark Warburton are committed to the club despite interest from Derby County. (Scottish Sun)

Aberdeen and Rangers are on the trail of Hamilton goalkeeper Michael McGovern, who is out of contract in the summer. (Scottish Sun)

Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton has urged the club's board to sack manager Ronny Deila in order to ensure they defend their Premiership title. (Daily Record)

SFA president Alan McRae will again make the Scottish Cup draw live on TV on Sunday afternoon - with new balls. Last month McRae called a halt to the draw at Hampden after a ball opened in the bowl. (Scottish Sun)

Defiant Celtic manager Ronny Deila insists his players will arrest their recent dip in form by beating Morton in the Scottish Cup. (Various)

SFA President Alan McRae at the Scottish Cup draw
SFA President Alan McRae called a halt to the last Scottish Cup draw

Ross County's Scottish Cup draw tie at home to Dundee United this afternoon gives the Highland outfit the opportunity to atone for last month's 3-0 defeat by United in the league, says striker Alex Schalk. (Various)

Hibernian held a clear-the-air summit following a third straight defeat but there were no bust-ups, according to Easter Road boss Alan Stubbs. (Various)

Rangers striker Nicky Clark, who is out of contract in the summer, hopes to land a new deal and help the club secure promotion to the top-flight. (Various)

Dundee assistant boss Gerry McCabe - an unused sub when Hamilton Accies beat Rangers in the Scottish Cup in 1987 - hopes Paul Hartley's men can see off Rangers in the cup too. (Daily Record)

Dundee United boss Mixu Paatelainen has dismissed the notion of resting players for the Scottish Cup clash with Ross County in order to focus on their battle to avoid relegation. (Various)

Celtic have decided to sack manager Ronny Deila but won't make an official announcement until the end of the season, according to former Celtic striker John Hartson. (Scottish Sun)

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has urged the SFA to give an early indication about whether this month's potentially Championship title-clinching clash with Queen of the South has to be moved because of international fixtures. (The Herald)

On-loan Manchester City winger Patrick Roberts says he can understand why the Celtic fans reacted angrily to Wednesday's goalless draw with Dundee. (The National)

Dundee defender Darren O'Dea, who called last year for Rangers to be stripped of league titles won during the years the club used Employee Benefit Trusts, insists he's unfazed at the prospect of receiving stick from the Ibrox supporters in this afternoon's Scottish Cup tie. (The Herald)

Premiership title-chasing Aberdeen have suffered a further injury blow with confirmation that Peter Pawlett has broken his arm. The midfielder joins Jonny Hayes and Adam Rooney on the sidelines. (The Scotsman)

Celtic and Newcastle are vying for the services of David Moyes as a potential replacement for Ronny Deila and Steve McClaren. (Daily Mail)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland international Matt Scott is doubtful for the Six Nations encounter with France after sustaining an arm injury during Edinburgh's Pro 12 defeat by Connacht. (Various)

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