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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Hearts are fighting for their Scottish Premier League lives after parent company UBIG applied to be declared insolvent. (Various)

Former Rangers chairman Alastair Johnston claims the Ibrox club is blighted with a "cancer" of greedy investors. (Record)

Dundee boss John Brown admits there will be tough times ahead as he prepares to cut his first-team squad and get his players ready for life in Division One next season. (Various)

After being voted the Scottish Football Writers' Association Player of the Year, Hibs striker Leigh Griffiths vowed to redouble his efforts to remain at Easter Road beyond the summer. (Sun)

SFL clubs will meet later to discuss the latest blueprint for league restructuring after SPL clubs recommended the 12-10-10-10 set up with play-offs (Sun)

Hibs striker Leigh Griffiths
Leigh Griffiths is keen to remain at Easter Road beyond the summer

Motherwell's Birmingham City-bound goalkeeper Darren Randolph has revealed he rejected a move to Everton in favour of the Championship outfit. (Sun)

St Johnstone midfielder Murray Davidson will wait until the end of the season before deciding his destination away from McDiarmid Park. (Various)

Rangers' board of directors intend to "protect" the club after being asked to call an extraordinary meeting to remove chairman Malcolm Murray. (Scotsman)

Lisbon Lion Bertie Auld has urged Celtic manager Neil Lennon to remain at the club amid speculation linking him with Everton. (Various)

St Johnstone boss Steve Lomas wants an overhaul of the disciplinary system after Frazer Wright failed to have his two-match ban overturned. (Express)

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has hailed the club's decision to upgrade the Pittodrie pitch for next season. (Various)

Former Celtic boss Billy McNeill concedes the absence of Old Firm rivals Rangers in the top flight may see Celtic lose their competitive edge and find it more difficult to retain their top players. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Inverness unbeaten heavyweight Gary Cornish will make boxing history as the first Scot to fight for a major heavyweight championship when he contests the vacant British Masters title. (Herald)