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Russia may be banned from Euro 2020 for anti-doping anomalies - and it has been claimed Scotland could take their place. (Sun)external-link

French side St Etienne are the latest club to weigh up a move for Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos. (Daily Mail, print edition)

Uefa's new Europe Conference League, which begins in season 2021-22, can be a "game-changer" for clubs like Hibernian, says Easter Road chief executive Leeann Dempster. (Daily Mail, print edition)

Hearts have ruled out appointing German Felix Magath as their new manager, although a foreign candidate remains in the frame. (Sun)external-link

Hibernian have confirmed John Potter as assistant to new head coach Jack Ross. (Edinburgh Evening News)external-link

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths could make his first top-team appearance since August in Saturday's league game at home to Livingston after scoring twice for the reserves. (Daily Record)external-link

Referee Steven McLean takes charge of a Rangers match this weekend for the first time since he phoned Steven Gerrard to apologise for a decision he made against the Ibrox side in their 1-1 draw with Hibernian in March. (Daily Record)external-link

Hamilton Academical defender Ciaran McKenna will be sidelined until the new year after knee surgery. (Daily Express, print edition)

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