• Ally McCoist, the Rangers manager, last night moved to clarify his position on the prospect of his team drawing Celtic in the Scottish League Cup semi-finals today and insisted he is certainly not "running scared' of the club's old Glasgow foes.

  • REGARDLESS of how you peer at tonight's Scottish League Cup semi-final draw, the hat - or whatever contraption it is they use to make draws these days - appears to be soaked with the kind of bad blood that would have Dracula recoiling in horror and saying, 'Sod that, I'll just have a glass of Ribena'.

  • IT isn't easy to miss Craig Gordon.

  • RONNY DEILA, the Celtic manager, wants the club to thrash out a new deal with Kris Commons as soon as possible.

  • Jose Mourinho, the Chelsea manager, insists he is powerless to stop Diego Costa from joining up with Spain for their Euro 2016 qualifier with Belarus on November 15 and a friendly against Germany three days later.

  • SCOTLAND midfielder Jo Love has no intention of retiring from international football despite another opportunity to qualify for the finals of a major championship having slipped away.

  • Steven Gerrard, the Liverpool captain, is determined to continue his playing career beyond the end of this season and admits he may be forced to move away from Anfield if his club fails to offer him a new contract.

  • DAVID SILVA, the Manchester City midfielder, will miss tomorrow's derby with a knee injury while Manchester United welcome back Wayne Rooney after a three-match suspension.





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