Rumour Mill: Ally McCoist Ibrox return | Old Firm injury woes | Aberdeen title blow

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Mark Warburton says he would not be against Ally McCoist returning to Ibrox for title celebrations, Celtic and Rangers both have injury worries ahead of semi final and Aberdeen lose ground to Celtic in title race.

Ibrox door could open again to Ally McCoist

Former Rangers manager Ally McCoist. Picture:  Robert Perry

Former Rangers manager Ally McCoist. Picture: Robert Perry

Rangers manager Mark Warburton says he is not against former boss Ally McCoist attending his side’s

match against Alloa in two week’s time where they will be presented with the Championship trophy.

He said: “I’ve had a text message from Ally in the past but I’ve never met him. He has legendary status at the club -

quite rightly - but I’ve never met him.

Picture: Hearts FC

Picture: Hearts FC

“The decision to invite him would come from above.” (Record)

Martyn Waghorn to miss Old Firm derby

Rangers top scorer Martyn Waghorn will not be fit for next Sunday’s Scottish Cup semi-final against Celtic.

The striker has not featured since sustaining a knee injury in the Ibrox side’s win over Kilmarnock in February. (BBC)

- Celtic centre back Erik Sviatchenko is also a doubt as he struggles to recover from a thigh injury in time

for next weekend’s Old Firm semi-final, according to reports.

Dundee United keeper believes in miracles

Eiji Kawashima believes Dundee United can stay up having pulled off a similar escape act with

Belgian side Lierse. (Record)

Brown still key for Celtic - Deila

Celtic manager Ronny Deila says Scott Brown is still not 100 per cent in the fitness stakes but that he is

too important a player to leave out at this crucial point in the season. (Sun)

- Deila says that his side’s match against Motherwell is more important than next Sundays’ Scottish Cup semi-final

against Rangers. Celtic could move eight points clear of Aberdeen with victory today over the Steelmen.

Patrick Roberts’ City colleagues impressed

Patrick Roberts’ Manchester City colleagues have texted him to congratulate him on his recent performances

for the Parkhead side. Vincent Kompany and Joe Hart have been in touch to express their admiration for the

youngster’s recent displays. (Sun)

Aberdeen boss says title now in Celtic grasp

Derek McInnes admitted it would take a “dramatic collapse” by Celtic if Aberdeen are to claim the Premiership title after his side missed enough chances at Tynecastle to win several games.

(Scotsman)

Hearts reveal image of new stand at Tynecastle

HEARTS have released an artist’s impression of the planned new Main Stand at Tynecastle.

The main stand will have seating for 7000 fans – bringing the stadium’s total capacity up to more than

20,000, and could open early in the 2017/18 season. (Scotsman)

Interview: Cancer battle hasn’t cowed Ian St John

The Saint at 77 is excellent, vibrant, gossipy company. He looks around the cavernous main court of the Adelphi, which today will be crammed full of Irish punters in town for the Grand National, and remembers when Liverpool club functions were held there. (Scotsman)

Ronny Deila tells Celtic’s Leigh Griffiths to ‘stay hungry’

A goal drought across four starts is hardly dehydration territory for any striker. Yet, Leigh Griffiths needs to net for Celtic at Motherwell this afternoon to avoid a parched run in his plundering unknown for almost four years.

(Scotsman)

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Premiership colt teams could play in next season’s Petrofac Cup

The Petrofac Training Cup is to undergo a massive revamp, with 54 teams, including Premiership colt sides and teams from Northern Ireland and Wales, taking part next season.(Scotsman)

IN BRIEF

- Former celtic loan player Wakaso Mubarak has landed Rubin Kazan with a transfer ban after accusing the Russian club of not paying his wages