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Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes. Picture: Ian Rutherford
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes. Picture: Ian Rutherford
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McInnes looks to cap first season with silverware, Rangers fans group lay out plans and Kilmarnock clear debt.

Glory era on way for Aberdeen - McInnes

Dons boss Derek McInnes believes a win on Sunday against Inverness at Parkhead will herald a new era of success at the Pittodrie club.

The former Bristol City manager, whose side sit second in the SPFL table, says there is

an “energy” around the club and city. (Express)

• Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes and his assistant Tony Docherty have both signed two year

contract extensions with the Pittodrie club that will see them committed until 2017.

Rangers fans group step up campaign

Rangers supporters group, the Union of Fans, says it will help ensure Dave King’s season

ticket trust fund plan is a success after meeting with the South African-based business

man yesterday.

The group say they will only hand over season ticket money from the trust when they

receive assurances that the club is financially secure.

The group also say they will demand security over Ibrox Stadium and Murray Park. (Scotsman)

Kilmarnock wipe out debt

Rugby Park chairman Michael Johnson has agreed to step down as chairman after agreeing a

deal with the Bank of Scotland to wipe out its £9.4m worth of debt.

Johnson will retain a seat on the board after sealing the deal which involves selling the

£2.5m Park Hotel to investor Bill Bowie with the profits used to reduce the debt.

Bowie will take a share of the debt in return for equity in the club while former chairman

Jamie Moffat will write off his loans to the club - originally £1.8m. (Scotsman)

Lennon to push Commons on Scotland future

Celtic manager Neil Lennon will ask Kris Commons to reconsider his Scotland future

after a season which has seen the winger in exceptional form.

Commons withdrew from the Scotland set up to spend more time with his family. (Scotsman)

Falkirk win compensation battle

Falkirk have won their battle with Bradford City over Mark Stewart’s move in 2011.

Fifa’s Court of Arbitration ruled that the Bairns were entitle to £110,000 of the £150,00

they had claimed.