RANGERS assistant manager Gary McAllister has said that he is pleased to see Steven Davis and Jermain Defoe leading by example at the club after the pair moved to Ibrox in January. “Yes, they are at the end of their career but you can see their quality,” said McAllister. “The two of them are adding a lot of value to the youngsters as well.”

Former Celtic captain Andy Lynch has recalled his memories from playing under Billy McNeill in 1979, when ‘Ten Men Won the League’ for Celtic. “It was a surreal atmosphere,” said Lynch. “I never experienced anything like it either before or after. I can’t explain it.”

Former Rangers midfielder Charlie Adam reckons Steven Gerrard will be desperate to win Sunday’s Old Firm as he looks to lay down a marker for next season. Adam said: “He’s a winner and he wants to win trophies so while second is a decent achievement, he wants better than that.”

Ex-Rangers captain Lee McCulloch echoed Adam’s thoughts, and insisted that Rangers can defeat Celtic for the second time this season when the two sides meet at Ibrox. “This one is all about beating their biggest rivals and they will want to give the Ibrox crowd another performance and result like the one they produced in December,” he said.

And McCulloch thinks Jermain Defoe, not Alfredo Morelos, should be starting up front for Rangers in the derby.

Steven Gerrard has made a move for Mozambique defender Mexer, who is currently on the books at Ligue 1 side Rennes. With his contract expiring at the end of the season, the 30-year-old centre-back would move to Ibrox for nothing if the deal goes ahead.

Across Glasgow, Celtic full-back Emilio Izaguirre has revealed that the club are interested in his Honduras international team-mate Alberth Ellis, who currently plays for Houston Dynamo in MLS.

Following the news of Graeme Shinnie’s imminent move to Derby County, Aberdeen defender Mikey Devlin reckons the club already have a ready-made replacement for their captain: Lewis Ferguson. “He has played almost every game and for someone like him so young is so impressive,” Devlin said.

Ross County co-managers Stuart Kettlewell and Steven Ferguson have dedicated their Championship Manager of the Year award to their mentor Neale Cooper. “He obviously played a huge part in my development, and no doubt in Stuart’s as well in the time he coached Stuart,” revealed Kettlewell.

And off the back of Liverpool and Tottenham’s dramatic Champions League semi-final wins, Stewart Fisher thinks that the Premier League’s slogan is no longer an idle boast; it really has become the best league in the world.

Elsewhere, the Scottish Sun are reporting that Rangers and Manchester City are fighting for 16-year-old Kilmarnock striker Liam Smith’s signature.

Ex-Celtic defender Charlie Mulgrew has warned his old team that Neil Lennon will not accept defeat at Ibrox this weekend, according to the Daily Record.

Former Rangers manager Mark Warburton has taken charge at QPR, report the Scotsman.

And Aberdeen striker Stevie May has told the Press and Journal that he expects his team-mate Graeme Shinnie to be a fantastic signing for Derby County.