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Celtic, Hertha Berlin and two Dutch clubs are locked in a fierce battle to land Willem II left-back Mitchell Dijks.

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan has given a strong indication Charlie Mulgrew will face the Republic of Ireland in next month's Euro 2016 qualifier - despite the Celtic defender having only played 45 minutes of competitive football this year.

Full story: The Heraldexternal-link

Stuart McCall is the man to lead Rangers back to the top flight and should be appointed manager on a permanent basis, according to former Ibrox favourite Rino Gattuso.

Full story: Scottish Sun external-link

Willem II defender Mitchell Dijks
Celtic are vying with a host of clubs to land left-back Mitchell Dijks

Hibs defender David Gray believes the Edinburgh outfit's 18-day break has given Alan Stubbs a selection headache, ahead of their play-off against Rangers, because the squad have recovered from various injuries.

Full story: Scottish Sun

Motherwell striker Scott McDonald has expressed relief after discovering he will be free to feature in the second leg of the Premiership play-off - even if his red card against St Mirren is not overturned.

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Gary Mackay-Steven has hailed captain Scott Brown as Celtic's answer to Steven Gerrard. Meanwhile, the former Dundee United winger says supporters examine the contents of his shopping trolley to ensure he's sticking to the Ronny Deila-inspired fitness regime. (Various)

Dave King
Dave King is expected to hear from the SFA within the next 48 hours

"The results we've had at Ibrox will give the players confidence," says Hibs boss Alan Stubbs ahead of the play-off against Rangers. The sides lock horns in the first leg on Wednesday, with Hibs having won both league games in Glasgow this season. (Various)

Speaking ahead of this weekend's 10th anniversary of "Helicopter Sunday" - when Rangers beat Hibs to clinch the title on the final day of the season - former Rangers boss Alex McLeish says the Ibrox club "need to go up" as they aim to regain top-flight status.

Full story: Daily Record

St Mirren midfielder John McGinn is a summer signing target of new Wigan manager Gary Caldwell.

Full story: Daily Record

The Scottish FA has been urged to use next month's friendly against Qatar to speak out against the plight of migrant workers in the country's 2022 World Cup construction sites.

Full story: Daily Mail

Dave King will discover within the next 48 hours if he has been cleared by the Scottish FA to become Rangers chairman.

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Glasgow Warriors' latest signing, 6ft 5in 19-stone Fijian wrecking ball Taqele Naiyaravoro, will make his presence felt next season, according to head coach Gregor Townsend. (Various)

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