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Celtic manager Ronny Deila explains a swearing outburst picked up by television microphones after Tom Rogic's last-minute winner at Kilmarnock, saying: "You can't control your words in those situations." (Sun)

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes is refusing to give up on the title chase after slipping four points behind Celtic, targeting a winning run over the final seven matches of the season. (Various)

Competing for the Premiership title has to be the aim for Rangers next season, says winger Michael O'Halloran. (Sun)

And Ibrox boss Mark Warburton aims to have the fittest side in Scotland next season. (Sun)

Hearts manager Robbie Neilson is confident that veteran goalkeeper Neil Alexander will stay on at Tynecastle, saying the 38-year-old can play on until his 40s. (Sun)

Following a brace from Murray Davidson in yesterday's 3-0 win at Hearts, St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright joked that he was digging up the midfielder about his lack of goals before kick-off. (Sunday Mail)

Dundee midfielder Paul McGowan admits he will never be free of the shame of letting down manager Paul Hartley following his third assault conviction last year but is enjoying life at Dens Park, with new contract talks under way. (Sunday Mail)

Dundee United manager Mixu Paatelainen is putting the onus on attack ahead of today's derby and is confident his side can score their way out of relegation trouble. (Various)

Midfielder Will Vaulks insists Falkirk's remarkable 3-2 comeback win over Rangers is more of a statement to play-off rivals Hibs than the defeated Championship leaders. (Sunday Mail)

Celtic's teenage full-back Kiernan Tierney, called up to the national squad by manager Gordon Strachan, reveals that he's never even been to a Scotland match. (Various)

Scotland U21 boss Ricky Sbragia urges Ryan Gauld to consider a loan move away from Sporting Lisbon to get a regular taste of first-team football. (Various)

Glasgow City's Irish midfielder Denise O'Sullivan, 22, has moved on to US NWSL side Houston Dash. (Various)


Yesterday's Six Nations loss to Ireland is a setback that will only make Scotland stronger, insists head coach Vern Cotter. (Sunday Mail)

"All you ask for is consistency across the board," said frustrated Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw, who felt referee Pascal Gauzere was inclined to favour the Irish in tight decisions. (Sunday Herald)

Two wins in the Six Nations "is a pretty good gauge of where Scotland are right now", says former captain Jason White, who urges the team to make improvements in defence. (Mail on Sunday)

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