RANGERS manager Steven Gerrard has identified three Premiership transfer targets that he would like to recruit this summer. Aberdeen’s Greg Stewart, Hearts defender John Souttar and Motherwell’s Jake Hastie are all on the manager’s summer wishlist.

Kilmarnock have decided to cut Rangers’ ticket allocation when the two sides meet at Rugby Park in the final game of the season. Killie chairman Billy Bowie said: “After the game we're encouraging all Killie fans to stay in the stadium and watch one of the most memorable Killie teams in recent memory complete their traditional lap of honour complete with a few words from our manager Steve Clarke.”

In response, Rangers have revealed that they may not accept their full allocation of tickets at Rugby Park next season. A club spokesman said: “We are disappointed with this decision, which will force us to consider carefully what allocation we will seek for future matches at Rugby Park.”

A report by the CEIS Football Observatory has revealed that Celtic and Rangers both feature in the top 20 best-supported clubs in the world over the last five years. Celtic had the 16th-highest average attendance of the clubs studied, while Rangers were ranked in 18th place.

Celtic have avoided a run-in with the Scottish FA for the sectarian chants their fans directed at Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes after holding a meeting with representatives of ultras group The Green Brigade in the build-up to last Sunday’s semi-final. Clare Whyte, the SFA compliance officer, is unlikely to take further action as Celtic are able to demonstrate that they took all “reasonably practicable steps” to prevent any disorder.

Celtic defender Kieran Tierney has described his team-mate James Forrest’s form as “scary” and reckons that the winger has brought a new level of consistency to his game. “I am running out of compliments for him because we are complimenting him every week now. He’s scoring goals, getting assists and it really is fantastic to have a player like him in your team,” said Tierney.

The Scottish champions have also revealed a new partnership has been struck with Polish club Korona Kielce, which will see some of Korona’s best players go on trial with Celtic each summer.

Legendary Celtic captain Billy McNeill is to receive a prestigious award from Spanish club Athletic Bilbao in tribute to his "faithful service" to the club. Celtic chairman Ian Bankier said: “This award is a fantastic recognition for Billy and recognises the phenomenal contribution he made to Celtic over so many years.”

Ex-Rangers midfielder Lee McCulloch expects to see Glenn Middleton back in the first team at Ibrox before the end of the season. "I do think he is a real talent and he will only get better through time," McCulloch wrote.

And McCulloch thinks that his old team-mate Lee Wallace deserves a proper Ibrox send-off after everything he has done for the club. 

George Peat, the former Airdrie director and SFA president, has warned Scottish clubs that they must accept responsibility for cracking down on crowd disorder and sectarian chanting at matches – not the SFA. “It is difficult to see what they can do with spectators,” admitted Peat. “The SFA wanted strict liability brought in, it was the clubs that turned it down.”

You can listen to the latest episode of the Herald and Times Sport podcast here, where Neil Cameron and Matthew Lindsay discuss how best to tackle the growing problem of abusive football fans.

Elsewhere, the Daily Record are reporting that West Ham midfielder Robert Snodgrass has been banned and fined over misconduct towards an anti-doping official.

Aberdeen defender Mikey Devlin has told the Scottish Sun that the only way his team-mates can recover from Sunday’s 3-0 defeat to Celtic is by securing a place in next season’s Europa League.

The Scotsman believe that Kilmarnock striker Kris Boyd may retire at the end of the season.