Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Hibs, Rangers, Aberdeen, Derek McInnes, Hearts

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Rangers have opened talks aimed at extending teenage star Ross McCrorie's contract beyond May 2019. (Daily Record)external-link

Scott McKenna claims Derek McInnes has sent a clear message that he feels Aberdeen are Scotland's second force by rejecting Rangers' bid to make him their manager. (Various)external-link

Ross McCrorie in action for Rangers against Ross County
Ross McCrorie is a specialist centre-back but has been operating in midfield for Rangers of late

Hearts and Hibs are both competing to sign the Northern Ireland international Niall McGinn. (Edinburgh Evening News)external-link

Rangers were left furious with Derek McInnes after his 11th-hour decision to turn down the chance to become manager at Ibrox. (Herald)external-link

Neil Lennon has confirmed he's keen on bringing Niall McGinn to Hibs after the former Celtic and Aberdeen star was a guest of the club for the 2-2 draw with the Hoops. (Scottish Sun)external-link

Scott Sinclair insisted he didn't let the Betfred Cup penalty controversy get him down and ended up being praised by referee John Beaton for staying on his feet against Hibs. (Various)external-link

Brendan Rodgers claimed John McGinn did not lay a glove on Scott Brown as Celtic and Hibs battled to a point apiece - declaring the midfield battle 'no contest'. (Various)external-link

Niall McGinn in action for Aberdeen
Niall McGinn is available as a free agent after leaving South Korean club Gwangju

Scott Fox has insisted he was unaffected by replays of the blunder which gifted Alfredo Morelos a goal the last time that Rangers played Ross County being shown on the giant screens at Ibrox before kick-off on Saturday. (Herald)external-link

Motherwell midfielder Craig Tanner insists the Steelmen are more than just a team who rely on Louis Moult. (Daily Record, newspaper edition)

Former Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha will officially be unveiled as manager of Mexico City giants Cruz Azul and insists he is ready to end their 20-year title drought. (Scottish Sun)external-link

Billy King insists table-topping Dundee United will continue to improve as new boss Csaba Laszlo's footballing philosophy rubs off on them. (Courier)external-link


Stuart Hogg will be fit for Scotland's Six Nations campaign but will miss the European Champions Cup match against Montpellier and the back-to-back Pro14 derby games against Edinburgh. (Scottish Daily Mail, newspaper edition)

Andy Butchart will prepare to plot a course towards European and Commonwealth success in 2018 after securing double bronze at the European cross-country championships. (Scotsman, newspaper edition)

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