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Rangers face a battle to land a top summer target; Celtic interim boss hits out at the SFA and issues warning to Griffiths plus the latest from Hearts and Hibs.

Gers face battle to land Man Utd talent

Rangers could face competition from Brighton and Norwich for Manchester United starlet James Garner. The 20-year-old has spent time at Watford and Nottingham Forest this season and with the Old Trafford side likely to send him out on loan next season, there are a host of clubs keen on his services. (The Athletic)

Kennedy in SFA quiz

Celtic interim coach John Kennedy has called out the SFA over the inconsistencies, and delays, in their handling of the Covid-19 breaches by the Rangers five – and questioned Steven Gerrard’s appeal for Nathan Patterson on the basis of his talent. Kennedy cannot comprehend why the saga has become so protracted when, in August, Celtic and Aberdeen had two games immediately postponed and had bans issued within weeks subsequent to Boli Bolingoli’s failure to quarantine following an unauthorised a trip to Spain and eight players from the Pittodrie club attending a city centre bar. (The Scotsman)

Time running out for Griff

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Time might be running out on Leigh Griffiths earning a one-year contract extension to keep him at Celtic next season, the club’s interim manager John Kennedy has hinted. (The Scotsman)

No regrets for Gordon

Hibs owner Ron Gordon has had many, many issues to grapple with over the past year but he says, perhaps surprisingly, regrets about adding a Scottish football club to his business portfolio do not feature among them. (Evening News)

No quick Howe decision

Eddie Howe’s representatives have insisted that any talk of the former Bournemouth boss being unveiled as Celtic manager any time soon is “extremely premature” with a suggestion that he will only return to management in the summer. (BBC Sport Scotland)

Doyle-Hayes blow for Buddies

St Mirren have offered a new contract to star midfielder Jake Doyle-Hayes but Buddies boss Jim Goodwin has revealed the player's agent is keen to explore what other options might be available in the summer. (Daily Record)

Allan glad for light at the end of tunnel

Scott Allan has revealed he is treating his loan spell with Inverness CT as his "second chance" - after admitting he thought he might never play football again. He said: "I feel as if I can put a really hard time in my life behind me and I can just focus on getting back to being the player that everyone knows and expects me to be.

“At the start this loan move was just to get back and to see how I felt training, so for it to have gone like this so far, you won’t wipe the smile off of my face.” (Daily Record)

Hearts post key recruitment ad

Hearts have advertised a Lead Recruitment Analyst role as manager Robbie Neilson insists the club has to "get things right" in terms of academy players and bringing in fewer signings each transfer window. (Evening News)

Hornby set for Dons return

Fraser Hornby will be fit to face St Johnstone this weekend after missing the Scottish Cup win against Dumbarton. The on-loan striker will likely fill in for the ineligible Callum Hendry. (The Scotsman)

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