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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Kristoffer Ajer could be facing a lengthy lay-off after suffering a horror face injury. The Celtic defender fractured his eye socket in a clash of heads with Livingston's Craig Halkett. (Scottish Sun)external-link

Dolly Menga faces trial by TV after the Livingston striker's 'headbutt' on Celtic's Ryan Christie was missed by referee Kevin Clancy. (Daily Record)external-link

Steven Gerrard hailed ruthless Rangers as they stuck seven past Motherwell to close the gap on league leaders Celtic to just two points. (Scottish Sun)external-link

Scott Bain replaced Craig Gordon for the second time yesterday after being called up to the Scotland squad for the upcoming games with Albania and Israel. (Scotsman)external-link

Scott Arfield was so focused on helping Rangers get their title bid back on track he didn't even realise Celtic had dropped points before his team had kicked a ball yesterday. (Daily Record)external-link

Hearts owner Ann Budge has commissioned extra cash to complete the final phase of Tynecastle Park's redevelopment. (Edinburgh Evening News)external-link

Niall McGinn has watched Gary Mackay-Steven become a main man for Aberdeen - now he believes his team-mate can take a lead role for Scotland. (Daily Record)external-link

Mark Milligan, Jamie Maclaren and Martin Boyle are braced for a testing build-up to Hibs' next match against Dundee, with plans in place to help them overcome the effects of jet-lag following their exertions with Australia. (Edinburgh Evening News)external-link

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland star Stuart Hogg wants to leave Glasgow Warriors on a high after revealing he will be on his way at the end of the season. Exeter Chiefs are expected to confirm they have signed the full-back within the next 24 hours after he turned down an approach from Montpellier in France. (Scottish Daily Mail) external-link

Stuart Hogg is heading for the ideal place to allow him to continue to develop his effervescent style of rugby according to new international team-mate and prospective club-mate Sam Skinner. (Herald)external-link

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