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No action is likely to be taken against Rangers as a result of rioting in Manchester city centre following Wednesday's Uefa Cup final.

Uefa has received the match delegate's report on the showpiece event.

And spokesman William Gaillard said: "Our disciplinary procedures only apply for events which occur at the stadium or within the perimeter."

But the governing body will review the pitch invasion by Zenit supporters and the stabbing of a Russian fan.

That remains under investigation by authorities in Manchester and Uefa will await further information before deciding on whether to impose any sanctions on the Ibrox club.

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Rangers midfielder Lee McCulloch insists his side still have enough energy left to complete the treble.

The club's hopes of a quadruple ended with defeat by Zenit St Petersburg on Wednesday in the Uefa Cup final.

But four games in seven days, starting at Motherwell on Saturday, will decide if the Gers can add the SPL and Scottish Cup to their CIS Cup win.

Asked if Rangers can succeed despite their hectic schedule, McCulloch replied with an emphatic "definitely".

He said: "We have people who have been out injured coming back and we have a big squad. Saturday is the big game - if we win it puts us in a great position.

"We won't be feeling sorry for ourselves. We have done well in getting to the final but the main thing is that there are still two medals to play for and we won't let it affect us.

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Dutchman Davids given Dons trial
Aberdeen manager Jimmy Calderwood
Calderwood has had good reports about Davids

Sefanja Davids - the nephew of Netherlands midfielder Edgar - is one of three trialists being given the chance to win a contract with Aberdeen.

Davids, previously with Feyenoord, has been joined at Pittodrie by former Walsall goalkeeper Bertrand Bossu and former Cardiff striker Iwan Redan.

Boss Jimmy Calderwood told the Dons' website: "He is a left-sided central defender who comes highly recommended.

"He'll need to get used to the pace here but can certainly play."

Redan played just twice while on loan to Cardiff and was released on his return to Willem II after three years with the Dutch outfit.

Lets just hope one of three is worth keeping. Davids sounds promising


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