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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Following their Europa League exit, Celtic are more determined than ever to land a domestic clean sweep, says midfielder Nir Bitton. (Various)

Hearts boss Robbie Neilson insists his team's 10-0 win over Cowdenbeath was not as good a performance as last weekend's 2-1 success at Queen of the South. (Various)

Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara says he has "no faith in the system" as the Scottish FA prepare to hear an appeal against a proposed two-match ban for striker Nadir Ciftci. (Sunday Mail)

Former Rangers chief executive Craig Mather, who holds a near one percent share in the club, says he will back Dave King's push for boardroom change at Ibrox. (Various)

Dave King associate John Gilligan wants to be part of a Rangers takeover in memory of his friend and Ibrox legend Sandy Jardine. (Sunday Mail)

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes thinks chairman Stewart Milne deserves to see the club get to "the next level", having backed the club through lean times. (Mail on Sunday)

Celtic playmaker Kris Commons warns that Aberdeen are good enough to win the title if the champions get sloppy. (Sun)

Commons also says he is ready to take his Europa League frustration out on Aberdeen today - claiming Celtic were up against Inter Milan and the six match officials at the San Siro. (Sun)

Celtic full-back Adam Matthews says he was delighted when the club signed Gary Mackay-Steven from Dundee United since he meant he would not have to face him again. (Sun)

Caretaker manager Kenny McDowall says Rangers must win all of their remaining matches to win promotion via the play-offs. (Various)

East Fife boss Gary Naysmith want to sign Derek Riordan after the former Hibs star scored an 89th-minute winner while playing as a trialist against Annan yesterday. (Sun)

Former Scotland defender Gary Caldwell aims to build a new career in coaching after accepting that his playing days are over due to injuries at the age of 32. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Tennis star Andy Murray says coach Amelie Mauresmo is "very calming", adding "people won't say giving her the job is a success until I win a Slam. I know the reality." (Mail on Sunday)

Former Scotland fly-half Craig Chalmers says it's "frightening" to think what England will do to Scotland at Twickenham if Vern Cotter's side repeat yesterday's poor performance against Italy. (Sunday Herald)