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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Former Blackburn Rovers manager Michael Appleton was in Edinburgh to meet Hibernian as caretaker head coach Eddie May revealed he had taken charge for the last time and that Neil Lennon's successor will be announced within 72 hours. (Scottish Sun On Sunday)

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers admits that the Scottish champions have no chance of keeping in-form Oliver Burke at the end of his loan spell from West Bromwich Albion but is more hopeful of extending fellow forward Timothy Weah's stay - but possibly only as an extended loan from Paris St-Germain. (Sunday Mail)

Rangers assistant manager Gary McAllister fears the Ibrox club could be fighting a losing battle in their bid to sign on-loan Liverpool winger Ryan Kent on a permanent basis. (Sunday Mail)

Derby County manager Frank Lampard is hoping to soon complete the signing of defender Efe Ambrose, who left Hibernian in January, having seen the 30-year-old former Celtic player training with the Rams. (Derby Telegraph)

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard believes that Kilmarnock midfielder Alan Power could face trial by TV after his high boot caught the Ibrox side's midfielder, Ryan Jack, in the face during Saturday's 0-0 draw in the Scottish Cup. (Scottish Sun On Sunday)

Rangers midfielder Andy Halliday believes Kilmarnock counterpart Alan Power should have been sent off, rather than just shown a yellow card, for dangerous play in a first-half challenge on Ryan Jack during Saturday's Scottish Cup stalemate. (Mail On Sunday)

Kilmarnock centre-half Kirk Broadfoot has accused Jermain Defoe of diving in an attempt to win a penalty in Saturday's Scottish Cup draw but says Rangers' on-loan Bournemouth striker admitted it was not a spot-kick. (Scottish Sun On Sunday, print edition)

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has called for Scottish FA consistency after Kilmarnock midfielder Alan Power escaped a red card for a high challenge on Ryan Jack during Saturday's Scottish Cup draw at Rugby Park. (The National)

On-loan Rangers midfielder Greg Docherty was in a car that was pelted with missiles as he was taken to hospital after going off injured during Shrewsbury Town's 1-1 draw with Bristol Rovers. (Sunday Mail)

Valencia have suffered a blow ahead of their Europa League meeting with Celtic after former Arsenal centre-half Gabriel picked up a thigh injury in training and missed Saturday's La Liga game against Real Socieded. (Sunday Mail)

Dundee United head coach Robbie Neilson has claimed Willie Collum allowed his side's Scottish Cup win over St Mirren to turn into a kicking match by not sending off Buddies skipper Paul McGinn, describing the referee's decision as "a disgrace". (Sunday Mail)

Auchinleck Talbot goalkeeper Andy Leishman is still waiting for a promised call from Hearts seven years after the 30-year-old had a trial with Sunday's Scottish Cup fifth-round opponents. (Sunday Mail)

Hearts manager Craig Levein has revealed that he was knocked down by a punch by a rival player when he made his debut for junior side Lochore Welfare as a teenager. (Scotland On Sunday)

Arbroath's League One game at home to Stranraer was abandoned after 12 minutes because of strong winds - moments after home goalkeeper Darren Jamieson conceded a corner from his own kick out. (Sunday Post)

OTHER GOSSIP

Laura Muir has revealed she aims to defend both of her European Indoor Championship titles after cruising to victory in in the 3,000m at the British Indoor Championships in Birmingham. (Scotland On Sunday)

An exhaustive new study has concluded that the risks of developing Motor Neurone Disease are more than eight times higher among those who sustain repeated blows to the head and spine in top-level sport. (Mail On Sunday)

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