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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Joey Barton is ready to return to Rangers to take part in a disciplinary hearing after spending six weeks in exile following a training-ground bust-up with manager Mark Warburton and the midfielder's future at Ibrox will be decided by the end of this week. (Daily Record)

Robert Snodgrass is confident he can make it into Gordon Strachan's battle plans for Scotland's World Cup qualifier against England at Wembley despite Hull City doctors saying the midfielder will miss the match after being ruled out for four weeks with ankle ligament damage. (Daily Record)

Sir Alex Ferguson believes Scotland need to win at Wembley against England to get their World Cup hopes back on track, but the former Manchester United and national boss is optimistic they can do just that. (The Courier)

Scottish FA chief executive Stewart Regan has promised to do all he can to ensure that Karamoko Dembele, the London-born 13-year-old who recently played for Celtic Under-20s, commits his future to Scotland despite having trained with England this week. (The Herald)

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers believes that Jozo Simunovic, the central defender who came close to being sold to Torino this summer, should remain with the Scottish champions despite the 22-year-old being linked with Crystal Palace and Newcastle United.(The Herald)

Rangers midfielder Joey Barton
Joey Barton's Rangers future is uncertain after a club suspension

Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson thinks John Souttar needs to remain at Tynecastle to learn his trade after Aston Villa emerged as the latest English club to be linked with the 20-year-old central defender. (Daily Record)

New Dundee signing Marcus Haber, the 27-year-old Canada striker formerly of Crewe Alexandra, is hoping to make his debut against Partick Thistle at Dens Park on Wednesday.(The Herald)

Josh Meekings has agreed with Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager Richie Foran to postpone talks about a new contract until January to give the 24-year-old defender time to prove he can be a regular starter. (The Sun, print edition)

Fraser Aird admits his future is uncertain after the Rangers defender's "frustrating" loan spell with Vancouver Whitecaps came to an end.(Goal.com)

Rangers defender Fraser Aird is on his way back to Ibrox, with Vancouver Whitecaps unlikely to take up an option to sign the 21-year-old Canada international permanently after a loan spell. (The Sun, print edition)

Rangers midfielder Josh Windass believes the Ibrox side can still win the Scottish Premiership title - and that they will not need to win all three of their remaining fixtures against holders Celtic to do so.(The Herald)

Aberdeen have been promised an equal share of tickets for the Scottish League Cup final against Celtic, Dons manager Derek McInnes having said that anything less would be a "disgrace". (Press and Journal)

Fraser Aird in action for Vancouver Whitecaps against New York Red Bulls' Aurelien Collin
Fraser Aird's (left) loan spell with Vancouver Whitecaps has ended

Aberdeen have revealed that they have given the Scottish Professional Football League a cash guarantee that they will sell 50% of tickets for the League Cup final against Celtic. (The Sun, print edition)

Rangers midfielder Josh Windass says that being recently sidelined by injury was no excuse for his poor display in Sunday's Scottish League Cup defeat by Celtic.(The National)

Motherwell right-back Richard Tait has revealed he gave up a potential career in rugby union with Kelso to play football.(The Herald)

Hibernian striker James Keatings has been ruled out of action for six weeks due to a knee injury. (The Scotsman)

East Fife player-manager Gary Naysmith says the League One club's decision to install an artificial pitch next season is likely to bring an end to his 20-year playing career because historic injuries will not respond well to the new surface. (The Scotsman, print edition)

OTHER GOSSIP

Glasgow Warriors backs Peter Horne and Tommy Seymour have come through full club training sessions following injury to boost their chances of playing for Scotland in the autumn Tests and facing Benetton Treviso on Friday. (The Times, print edition)

Former Scottish snooker player Billy Snaddon has become a double world champion - at pool - after winning the Blackball International World individual and seniors titles. (Daily Record, print edition)