Rangers manager Steven Gerrard says that his side's game against Hearts last Sunday was the first time as a manager that he wished he was still out on the pitch taking part as a player.

And the ex-Liverpool player has warned his players that they have to stop getting sent off but insists that Rangers are "not a dirty team". The Ibrox club have had seven red cards so far this season.

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has taken a thinly-veiled swipe at his Aberdeen counterpart Derek McInnes. Rodgers also said that he "didn't see Mikael [Lustig] goad the boy Ferguson" during Sunday's League Cup final.

And Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has said that the abuse he received when he dropped out of the Scotland squad in October was hard to take. The 28-year-old said that "there is no bigger honour in football than representing your country" and that he hopes to be involved for the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign.

Rangers winger Daniel Candeias has admitted that he sometimes wonders why he always seems to be on the receiving end of controversial refereeing decisions.

The Herald's Graeme Macpherson has said that head injuries in football should be treated by independent medics. Aberdeen's Gary Mackay-Steven suffered such an injury during the League Cup final but could return to the first team this weekend.

The Scotsman believe that Rangers are mulling over a move for Tottenham Hotspur left back Jaden Brown.

Hibernian midfielder Stevie Mallan has told the Scotsman that his teammates had a "lively" discussion after Saturday's 3-0 defeat to Killie.

The Daily Record are reporting that Ayr United's Lawrence Shankland is being monitored by 20 clubs, including Swansea City who are preparing a £400,000 bid.

The Scottish Sun say that Partick Thistle are attempting to tempt former Celtic striker Scott McDonald out of retirement.

And the Sun also believe that Hibernian are weighing up a move for out of contract centre back Kosovar Sadiki. The 20-year-old is on trial at Easter Road and played in a reserve fixture against Falkirk on Monday.

Ross County co-manager Stuart Kettlewell has told the Press and Journal that he expects Ayr United to challenge for the Championship title this season and that their bubble will not burst.