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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Derek McInnes set his sights on the next glory day of an unrelenting period of Aberdeen achievement after booking a place in the League Cup final. (Mail on Sunday)

McInnes has challenged his players to "create an era" and, after their semi-final win over Morton, go on and win the League Cup. (Scotland on Sunday)

Graeme Shinnie insists the Dons don't fear the Old Firm in the League Cup final beacuse they are capable of beating anyone. (Sun on Sunday)

Morton hitman Jai Quitongo admits he blew his chance of Hampden glory after he spurned a glorious chance just before the break when clean through on Aberdeen keeper Joe Lewis. (Sunday Express)

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers says his players will only have themselves to blame if they fail to halt their at the national stadium when they take on Rangers in the League Cup semi-final. They have lost on their last three visits to Hampden. (Scotland on Sunday)

Rodgers admits he is already looking ahead to the January transfer window and the second phase of his team-building project at Celtic. (Mail on Sunday)

Strengthening the Celtic midfield will be Rodgers' top priority in January. (Sun on Sunday)

Celtic captain Scott Brown claims Rodgers is one step ahead of his Rangers counterpart Mark Warburton, saying his manager "is one step ahead of everyone". (Sun on Sunday)

Derek McInnes
Derek McInnes wants his Aberdeen side to "create an era" of success

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has rubbished the idea that the rigidity he shows in sticking by a 4-3-3 formation makes them too predictable. (Scotland on Sunday)

Warburton will have no hesitation pitching the veteran defender Clint Hill into the heat of an Old Firm duel against Moussa Dembele today. (Sunday Herald)

The prospect of top-flight Scottish games being staged on the same night as Champions League fixtures , possibly as early as next season, has moved a significant step forward. (Scotland on Sunday)

The Scottish Football Association are using a London head-hunting firm to find Brian McClair's successor as Performance Director. (Sunday Mail)

OTHER GOSSIP

Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend slammed his players for "not turning up" in their heavy European Champions Cup defeat to Munster. (Mail on Sunday)

New Commonwealth super-lightweight champion Josh Taylor says his victory over Dave Ryan on Friday night vindicates his decision to sign on with boxing legend Barry McGuigan as his promoter. (Scotland on Sunday)

Taylor said beating Ryan to claim the Commonwealth title surpassed the sensation of winning gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. (Sunday Herald)

Scottish golfer Russell Knox insists he will remain a member of the European Tour, despite being snubbed for the Ryder Cup in Hazeltine last month. (Sunday Mail)

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