RANGERS under-18s have won the Scottish Youth Cup after beating Celtic 3-2 at Hampden last night. Goals from Ciaran Dickson, Dapo Mebude and Nathan Young-Coombes sealed the win for David McCallum’s side.

McCallum praised his players after the full-time whistle, but warned that they still have a lot of work ahead of them if they want to break into the first team at Ibrox. “Ultimately, each level you progress up from 18s to Reserves, there is a change up in the intensity, the quality, the speed of play,” said McCallum. “When you go to the first team, that changes again.”

Celtic under-18 coach Stephen McManus, meanwhile, has insisted that the future is bright for his players despite the final defeat. McManus said: “The country is full of very good young players. As a nation we’ve always been very critical of how bad we are at everything - we’re one of the best in the world at doing it.”

Ahead of this summer’s transfer window, Chris Jack has taken a look at the current Rangers squad to see who is likely to stay at the club, and who could be moved on at the end of the season.

Police are investigating racist abuse targeted at Rangers captain James Tavernier, after the right back shared a racially offensive message he received on Instagram and added a shoulder-shrugging emoji above. A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "We have received a complaint and enquiries are ongoing."

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has revealed that he broke down in tears when he heard the news of Billy McNeill’s death. “I was hit by a real wave of emotion and nostalgia myself when I heard the news on Tuesday morning,” said Lennon. “It’s amazing because I didn’t think it would hit me as hard as it did. I cried.”

And Lennon thinks that retiring the No.5 that Billy McNeill wore during his long and distinguished career would be a fitting way for Celtic to honour his memory. Lennon said: “Why not? There will only ever be one Billy McNeill for me. So I think that is not a bad idea at all and hang it up there so everyone can see it.”

In his latest column, Davie Hay has admitted that playing alongside McNeill was one of the greatest honours of his career. Hay wrote: “As a Celtic supporter growing up, he was the player I idolised. How could you not? He was everything you would want to be as an aspiring player.”

And Graeme McGarry reckons that the friendship between John Greig and McNeill - legendary captains of Rangers and Celtic respectively - is an example to us all.

Rob Wicks, the Commercial Director at Aberdeen, reckons that Scottish football is approaching a ‘watershed moment’ in regards to the sport’s relationship with gambling companies. “The reality is, the longer that it is left, it is going to go the same way as tobacco,” said Wicks. “If self-policing doesn’t come in and restrictions aren’t put in place by the sector itself or by football itself, then government and wider authorities will step in.”

And Aberdeen chairman Stewart Milne hopes that the club’s new £12 million training complex will help keep manager Derek McInnes as the club. Milne said: “I know Derek has been very impatient over the last few years and we all understand that. There have been promises of training facilities here for many years and we’ve had a few false dawns.”

Rainer Bonhof, the former Scotland under-21s manager, has revealed that he would have no reservations about the Scottish FA appointing Shaun Maloney and Darren Fletcher as co-managers of the national team. “Maybe these guys don’t already have very big experience in management,” said Bonhof. “But overall I would say they have the experience because they have played in all levels of football and have worked alongside some very good managers from whom they can pick up the experience.”

And Scotland women’s manager Shelley Kerr has revealed that she isn’t worried about a jinx brought about by Nicola Sturgeon’s presence at the upcoming World Cup fixture against England. “I know she hasn’t got a good track record when she has been attending games but there is absolutely no trepidation,” said Kerr. “She's a huge advocate of what we are doing with the women's game.”

Elsewhere, the Scottish Sun are reporting that former Rangers manager Dick Advocaat is interested in taking over as Scotland manager.

Hibernian defender Marvin Bartley has told the Daily Record that he believes players are entitled to walk off the pitch if they are on the receiving end of racist abuse from the stands.

And Bartley’s team-mate Darren McGregor has revealed to the Scotsman that he almost signed for Hearts before ultimately joining Rangers.