Scottish Gossip: Aberdeen, Rangers, Ferguson, Gerrard, Celtic, Christie, Hearts, Hibs

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Derek McInnes insists Lewis Ferguson was "born to play at Hampden" after the teenager popped up to head Aberdeen into the Betfred Cup Final. (Daily Record)external-link

Rampant Ryan Christie hopes his Betfred Cup heroics help him seal a new deal at Celtic. (Scottish Sun)external-link

On-loan Celtic defender Filip Benkovic paid tribute to the victims of the Leicester helicopter tragedy - and dedicated Sunday's victory at BT Murrayfield to the bereaved families. (Scottish Daily Mail)external-link

Steven Gerrard has warned his Rangers players they will be replaced by new signings if they don't improve the standard of their attacking play in the coming months. (Scotsman)external-link

Craig Levein revealed that he expects key Hearts duo Steven Naismith and Peter Haring to miss Wednesday's Edinburgh derby, while Clevid Dikamona is also a doubt. (Edinburgh Evening News)external-link

Derek McInnes insisted his Aberdeen team can give Celtic a real game in the Betfred Cup final and go on to win the second trophy of his reign. (The Times, subscription required)external-link

Aberdeen's Hampden hero Lewis Ferguson has recalled how Rangers told him he "wasn't good enough" as a youngster, but "that just gave me the motivation to prove them wrong". (Scottish Sun)external-link

Steven Gerrard shouldered full responsibility for the latest Hampden heartache to afflict Rangers. (Scottish Daily Mail)external-link

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers will look to offer Ryan Christie a new contract after the striker came off the bench to play a part in all three Celtic goals at Murrayfield yesterday. (Herald) external-link

Hibs midfielder Mark Milligan says keeping a lid on emotions will be key to winning the Edinburgh derby against Hearts on Wednesday night. (Edinburgh Evening News)external-link

Barry Ferguson insists Kelty Hearts "deserve to go on a journey" as their new boss received a hero's welcome at his first game in charge. (Daily Record)external-link

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