Scottish Gossip: Rangers, Hibernian, Celtic, Hearts

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Ahead of today's top-of-the-table Championship clash with Hibernian, Rangers boss Mark Warburton says it is good for his players to "understand the expectation". (Various)

Meanwhile, Hibs manager Alan Stubbs describes the game at Ibrox as a "free hit" at the league leaders. (Various)

Wolves, Reading and Rotherham will have scouts at Ibrox keeping an eye on Hibs striker Jason Cummings. (Daily Record)

Despite conceding a late goal in yesterday's 2-2 draw at Hearts Celtic manager Ronny Deila was pleased that his "old team is back", hailing the spirit shown by the champions at Tynecastle. (Various)

Osman Sow admits he got lucky with his last-gasp screamer for Hearts, with his long-range strike taking a slight deflection off opponent Gary Mackay-Steven. (Sun)

Dundee United cool talk of a link-up with Shakhtar Donetsk following reports from Ukraine saying talks were at an advanced stage. (Sun)

Midfielder Nick Ross says Dundee must stop gifting goals or they may be dragged into the relegation scrap. (Daily Express)

Rangers striker Martyn Waghorn will not shy away from penalty duties after missing a stoppage-time spot-kick at Falkirk last time, according to team-mate Kenny Miller. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Try-scorer John Hardie dedicated Edinburgh's win over Glasgow yesterday to team-mate Roddy Grant, who has been forced to retire through injury. (Various)

Edinburgh coach Alan Solomons believes Glasgow are favourites to win the return leg of the Pro12 / 1872 Cup double-header following his side's 23-11 success at Murrayfield. (Daily Mail)