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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers hailed goalkeeper Craig Gordon after he kept his 100th clean sheet with the club in his 200th Celtic game as the Premiership leaders were held to a goalless draw by Dundee.(Scottish Sun)external-link

The cost of missing out on second in the Premiership for Rangers, Aberdeen and Hibernian has been estimated at £500,000. (Daily Record, print edition)

Hearts are planning a move for Irish schoolboy sensation Bobby Burns. The 18-year-old Glenavon star is regarded as one of Northern Ireland football's brightest talents and last month made his Under-21 debut at left-back against Iceland. (Daily Record)external-link

Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic can be a "big money" player for the club if he becomes fitter and plays more games, according to fellow Australian and former Rangers defender Craig Moore. "Rogic can be a player that can kick on I have no doubt and for big money," says Moore. "He is probably still chasing the best form though for that to happen and really get people excited." (Scottish Sun)external-link

Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic
Tom Rogic has yet to realise his full potential, says fellow Australian Craig Moore

Former Rangers midfielder Lee McCulloch has urged the Ibrox squad to block out negativity and prove their worth at the club. Graeme Murty's side have slipped to third in the Premiership, but McCulloch says they still have a chance to win the Scottish Cup and secure second place in the table. "If the players don't believe that, they're as well not being there," says McCulloch. (Scottish Sun, print edition)

Shelley Kerr insists she feels no nerves about her biggest game as Scotland head coach since succeeding Anna Signeul. The Scots play Group Two top seeds Switzerland in their 2019 World Cup qualifier in Schaffhausen later. "I'm not nervous, I'm excited," says Kerr. (Daily Record, print edition)

Partick Thistle captain Abdul Osman believes his side can avoid relegation from the Premiership - if they refuse to let their confidence be dented by the midweek mauling by relegation rivals Ross County. (Daily Record, print edition)

Hamilton Accies midfielder Ali Crawford says keeping the club in the top flight would be the perfect way to end this season before looking for a new club in the summer. (Daily Record, print edition)

Hearts manager Craig Levein has warned his players they face a gruelling summer as he aims to make them fitter for next season. "The pre-season training is going to be hard," says Levein. "I don't think we're as fit as we should be, but it's hard to fix that half-way through a season." (Scottish Sun, print edition)


Katie Archibald says winning a cycling gold for Scotland at the Commonwealth Games would mean more than securing one for Team GB. Archibald, who has Olympic and World Championships gold medals, says: "It means more, emotionally, to win a medal for Scotland." (The Herald)external-link

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