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Ian Black. Picture: Robert Perry
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Ian Black warned over conduct, Neil Lennon to make move for Celtic’s Kris Commons and price of SPFL sponsorship revealed.

Ian Black told to grow up

Rangers caretaker manager Kenny McDowall has told Ian Black to grow up because “the world is not against him” after the player reacted badly when he was taken off during Hibs’ 4 - 0 win over Rangers. (Sun)

Fabio backs Inter to knock out Celtic

Former England manager Fabio Capello branded Celtic a long-ball team and said that they had lost their “fear-factor” under manager Ronny Deila.

He said: “Celtic are not the same team that I remember.”

Bolton to make bid for Kris Commons

Former Celtic manager Neil Lennon is expected to make a £250,000 offer for Parkhead winger Kris Commons when the transfer window opens later today. The 31-year-old is out of contract in the summer and has rejected an extension to his current deal. (Mail)

SPFL sponsorship price revealed

Potential sponsors will have to pay £1.75m to have their name associated with the SPFL’s four division according to a leaked email. The league set up has been without a sponsor since it was reformed and the top tier merged with the bottom three. (Sun)

West Ham to bid for Hamilton Accies’ Hendrie

The London club are considering a £2m bid for Hamilton defender Stephen Hendrie having had scouts watch the 19-year-old several times in recent weeks. (Mail)

Michael Stewart hits out at John Collins

Former Hibs player Michael Stewart says John Collins is a narcissist and lost control of the Easter Road dressing room. He also says that he was warned about Collins by current Celtic captain Scott Brown.

- Michael Stewart has also revealed that he is to stand as an SNP MP for Edinburgh in the upcoming general election

Callum McGregor ‘surprised’ by Deila substitution

The indignity of being substituted after coming on as a substitute happened to Callum McGregor during Celtic’s 0-0 draw with Ross County last Saturday. Having replaced the injured Anthony Stokes after nine minutes, McGregor was withdrawn himself in the 67th minute to make way for Kris Commons.

He has inevitably faced some less than sympathetic ribbing from his team-mates in training this week and the level-headed McGregor admits he is seeking clarification of manager Ronny Deila’s course of action last weekend. (Scotsman)

Three Bears buy Laxey shares

The investment consortium known as the Three Bears have made a massive bid for power at Rangers after purchasing a major stake in the club yesterday with a new share issue to come later this month.

The group – featuring Douglas Park, George Letham and Hong Kong-based George Taylor – purchased the 16 per cent stake owned by Isle of Man investment group Laxey Partners for around £2.7million. (Scotsman)

Andrew Considine signs new Aberdeen contract

Andrew Considine believes manager Derek McInnes can lead Aberdeen to “something special”.

The defender has penned a new deal which will tie him to his hometown club until the summer of 2017. And Considine, 27, believes that, with the guidance of McInnes and assistant boss Tony Docherty, the Dons could be on the verge of a major breakthrough. (Scotsman)

Rangers sell Lewis Macleod to Brentford

Rangers midfielder Lewis Macleod , the Ibrox side have announced.

The 20-year-old flew south to London on Tuesday and after passing a medical has now agreed the Griffin Road switch. (Scotsman)