RANGERS defender Borna Barisic has insisted that he has a ‘great’ relationship with Steven Gerrard amid reports that the Croatian had fallen out of favour at Ibrox in the wake of Rangers’ 4-4 draw with Liverpool under-23s. Barisic said: “We’ve won five in a row and conceded just one goal, so of course it’s not easy to get back into the team. Rangers are a big club with great players and it’s not easy to get back into the side.”

Following Jonatan Johansson’s departure on the final day of the season, Morton fans can now feel optimistic about the chance of a successful supporter-backed takeover. Graham McLennan, from the fan group Morton Club Together, said: “We want to emphasise that we are acting now before things get critical, while the opportunity is still there, and what better time to do it than after we have just sustained ourselves in the championship by finishing fifth.”

Celtic winger and PFA Player of the Year James Forrest has claimed that he and his team-mates are out for revenge at Ibrox this weekend, after losing 1-0 on their last trip to Govan. “The boys were hurting for a good few weeks and longer from that game,” admitted Forrest. “Whoever is in the squad – whoever plays that game – will want to make sure it doesn’t happen again.”

Rangers youngster Ciaran Dickson - who played in the under-20s Youth Cup win last month - has said that Ross McCrorie, a former graduate of Rangers’ youth academy, is one of his biggest inspirations. “He has completed the journey that we all want to complete and got to the level that we all want to get to,” said Dickson.

Meanwhile, Rangers assistant manager Gary McAllister has admitted that he and Steven Gerrard have a striker dilemma ahead of this week’s Old Firm. McAllister said: “We have two proven strikers, two strikers who are at different times of their career. One can learn from another, most definitely.”

And for those from the blue side of Glasgow, author Jeff Holmes has chronicled Rangers’ 50 greatest Old Firm victories. “It is not for the faint-hearted and it gets you, it just gets you in there,” said Holmes of Glasgow’s famous derby.

Neil Cameron has called for Scottish football’s governing bodies to draw up a list of songs that can no longer be sung at football matches, with the penalty of points deductions for infringements, in an attempt to curb sectarian and abusive chants from the stands.

Meanwhile, Stewart Fisher thinks that while introducing colt teams to the lower divisions of Scottish football is on the agenda, the process would take years to implement and is no closer to happening any time soon.

Elsewhere, former Rangers striker David Healy has told the Scottish Sun that he believes his old club should give Celtic a guard of honour at Ibrox this Sunday.

The Daily Record think that Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers is set to raid his former club Celtic for playmaker Tom Rogic.

Dundee defender Darren O’Dea, who came through the youth ranks at Celtic, has paid tribute to Tommy Burns as he announced his retirement from football, report the Scotsman.

And Inverness are in the driving seat of their Premiership play-off tie against Ayr United after winning the first leg 3-1 at Somerset Park last night. You can read the full match report on the Press and Journal’s website.