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Former Celtic player Billy Stark believes the club's manager Ronny Deila put his players under unnecessary pressure earlier this season by talking about winning a treble, with the side still in contention to win two trophies this term. (Herald)external-link

Former Aberdeen player Andy Watson has called on the Scottish Professional Football League to set up a potential title decider between the Dons and Celtic on the last day of the season, with the Premiership's post-split fixtures starting in late April. (Scotsman)external-link

The SPFL are to launch an investigation into alleged offensive singing at last month's match between Hamilton Academical and Celtic. (Daily Record)external-link

Ross County manager Jim McIntyre has targeted a place in Europe after leading the Highlanders to Sunday's League Cup triumph. (Herald)external-link

Ross County manager Jim McIntyre
McIntyre led County to their first major trophy at Hampden

Michael Gardyne, who scored County's opener in Sundays's 2-1 final win over Hibernian, is eager to help the Dingwall club claim a top-six Premiership finish this season. (National)external-link

County's Paul Quinn may win a league medal if former club Aberdeen - where he spent the first half of the season - go on to win the Premiership but he insists his League Cup winners' medal would still mean more to him. (Daily Record)external-link

Meanwhile, Ross County could lose Alex Schalk, who scored the Highlanders' winning goal against Hibs. The club have offered the Dutchman a new deal until 2018 and hope to fend off interest from Scottish and English sides. (Sun)external-link

Rangers forward Kenny Miller - who won 68 Scotland caps - says promotion for the Ibrox side will lead to call-ups to the national squad for his team-mates. (Herald)external-link

Kenny Miller celebrates after scoring for Rangers
Miller (left) scored 18 international goals

Former Rangers forward Kyle Lafferty has indicated he would like to return to Ibrox. (Daily Record)external-link


Sir Chris Hoy believes the recent injury controversy over fellow Scot Katie Archibald will all be forgotten about if she wins a cycling medal at this year's Olympics in Rio. Archibald ruptured a posterior cruciate ligament in her knee after falling off a motor bike in December. (Herald)external-link

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