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Rangers have vowed to robustly defend a bid by sacked commercial director Imran Ahmad to sue the Ibrox club for £500,000. (The Scottish Daily Mail)

Efe Ambrose has apologised to Celtic fans for his part in their League Cup defeat by Morton on Tuesday night. (The Scottish Sun)

Former Hibernian star Leigh Griffiths has said he was driven close to suicide by sick web trolls wishing death on his unborn son. (The Scottish Sun)

Dundee United's Ryan Gauld has been hailed as the "Real" deal after being put on a list of the Bernebau's talent spotters. (The Scottish Star)

Hearts' cash boost from a League Cup tie with local rivals Hibernian will not speed up the Tynecastle club's exit from administration. (The Scotsman)

A bronze plaque will be unveiled at Tynecastle today honouring Hearts' greatest ever side, depicting the faces of players who lost their lives in the First World War. (The Scotsman)

St Mirren manager Danny Lennon is ready to throw defender Lee Mair a lifeline just two months after telling him he could leave. (The Scotsman)

Pars United will take full control of Dunfermline next week to end a painful six-month period of administration. (The Scotsman)

SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster insists a sponsor for the League Cup is on the horizon, despite the quarter-final draw being made with no commercial backing. (The Scottish Daily Express)