Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Rangers, Scottish Cup, Hannah Miley

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Former Rangers midfielder Derek Ferguson warns that Ibrox striker Joe Garner should not play in Sunday's Scottish Cup semi-final against Celtic because his fiery playing style makes him a "timebomb". "In that atmosphere I don't think it would be the clever thing to start him. He gets too emotional," suggests Ferguson. (Scottish Sun)external-link

Kenny Miller believes he will still be playing Premiership football next season even if it is not with his current club Rangers. Aberdeen and Hibs are interested in the 37-year-old striker whose preference is to remain at Ibrox. (Scottish Sun)external-link

Miller is dreaming of becoming only the fourth Rangers player in the last 50 years to hit double figures against Celtic, and leading his side to the Scottish Cup final. The striker has a 50% strike rate, with nine goals in 18 Old Firm games wearing light blue.(Sunday Express)external-link

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers says when he arrived at the club "there was a feeling that Hampden wasn't a good place for Celtic". (Scotsman)external-link

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha admits the Old Firm semi-final is the biggest match of his career. The 46-year-old has led his Mexican side Santos Laguna to three titles and the final of the Concacaf Champions League and has also had spells at Leiria and Nacional in Portugal and Al-Gharafa in Qatar. (Sunday Herald)external-link

Caixinha says of Rodgers that he is "a no-one in comparison to him and his position". He suggests: "I don't want to even compare the trophies he's won and what I did before I arrived here. I respect him and his team. But this is a different game, a different moment." (Sunday Mail)external-link

Celtic's Patrick Roberts will put aside his close friendship with Rangers midfielder Emerson Hyndman for 90 minutes on Sunday. The pair came through the ranks together at Fulham and went to the same school, Coombe Boys.(Sunday Express)external-link

On-loan Don Ryan Christie, who scored directly from a free-kick in Aberdeen's exciting 3-2 win over Hibernian in Saturday's Scottish Cup semi-final, admits it will be strange watching his Celtic team-mates play Rangers knowing that victory will deny him a chance to play in the final. (Scottish Sun)external-link


Hannah Miley's victory in the 200m individual medley at the British Swimming Championships is a reward for her hard work and upheaval since moving from Inverurie to Aberdeen in the wake of her Olympics disappointment.(Sunday Herald)external-link

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