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Forward Oliver Burke says winning Premiership and Scottish Cup medals with Celtic and earning a Scotland recall before he returns to parent club West Brom "would be a dream". (Daily Record)external-link

Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton believes the current side "have plateaued in Europe, if not gone backwards". (BT Sport via Daily Expressexternal-link)

Derby County manager Frank Lampard has revealed he is in regular contact with his former England team-mate Steven Gerrard, the Rangers boss, as the pair navigate their first season in senior management. (Daily Record)external-link

Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos feels he has received red cards that he has "not deserved" this season. (Sun)external-link

Morelos has the same goalscoring instincts as Tottenham's Harry Kane, says the Colombian's Rangers team-mate Jermain Defoe. (Scotsman)external-link

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is open to a permanent deal for on-loan Watford defender Tommie Hoban once he recovers from his knee injury set-back. (Sun)external-link

McInnes has opened pre-contract talks with St Johnstone's Joe Shaughnessy and admits he never wanted the defender to leave Aberdeen in 2015. (Daily Record)external-link

"It was handbags, a coming together," said Dundee defender Ryan McGowan following his clash with Hibernian forward Marc McNulty in Friday's 4-2 win for Hibs, insisting the pair shook hands afterwards. (Sun)external-link

Dundee manager Jim McIntyre rued decisions that went against his side in the loss to Hibs, citing a penalty appeal involving McGowan and Mark Milligan and a Kenny Miller 'goal' disallowed for offside while also suggesting McNulty could have been sent off for the incident with McGowan. (Scotsman)external-link

Motherwell striker Curtis Main hopes to rediscover his selfish streak and get back amongst the goals. (National - subscription required)external-link

Ross County co-manager Stuart Kettlewell will not accept fatigue as an excuse as the Scottish Championship leaders embark on a run of 11 matches in seven weeks. (Press and Journal)external-link

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