FOLLOWING the news of the death of Stevie Chalmers - the man who scored the winning goal for Celtic in the 1967 European Cup final - ex-Rangers defender Ronnie McKinnon has paid tribute to his old opponent. “He played with the head, not with the body,” said McKinnon. “And he was fast across the ground. You had to watch him every bloody second of the game or he was away!”

Gerry Britton has recalled the time that Pele's jesrsey graced the fields of Bishopbriggs, all thanks to Stevie Chalmers.

And after both Chalmers and Billy McNeill sadly passed away within a week of each other, Amanda Kopel, wife of former Dundee United player Frank Kopel, has called for the Scottish FA to act to examine the link between footballers and dementia.

Matthew Lindsay agrees, and has insisted that football must be proactive in discovering any link, should one exist, between professional footballers and dementia.

Rangers captain James Tavernier has insisted that his team-mate should always be remembered as a hero at Ibrox. “He’s been a loyal servant,” said Tavernier. “His picture is on the billboard behind the stadium. He’s been a terrific captain, especially for me, and I have enjoyed playing with him.”

Jon Flanagan remains hopeful that Rangers can re-sign Ryan Kent for next season. “It would definitely be a boost to keep him for next year and he would be a wonderful signing again if we can do that,” said Flanagan.

And Rangers under-20s manager Graeme Murty reckons that his two spells as interim manager of the first team have made his a better coach. Murty said: “I learned a great deal about myself, about football and I learned a great deal about players. I think I am a better coach and a better person for it.”

Celtic winger James Forrest thinks that the Scottish FA should appoint the new permanent manager before Scotland’s June double-header against Cyprus and Belgium. “Obviously it is a bit unsettling for everyone right now,” said Forrest.

And Tommy McIntyre, Head of Celtic’s Academy, thinks that winning trophies is important - but developing players will always be his priority. McIntyre said: “Celtic traditionally are renowned for winning trophies, but the be all and end all for me is to develop young players and get them into the first team.”

Elsewhere, the Scottish Sun think that Hibernian are keen on signing Rangers’ loaned-out midfielder Greg Docherty, if the Ibrox club are willing to sell.

And the Daily Record think that Rangers are interested in Mirko Maric, who plays for Osijek - the same team that Borna Barisic and Eros Grezda were recruited from.