Davie Cooper dies aged 39

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Davie Cooper, the former Rangers and Scotland winger, died in a Glasgow hospital yesterday after a brain haemorrhage. Cooper collapsed at Clyde's Broadwood Stadium in Cumbernauld on Wednesday while filming a coaching video.

The 39-year-old Clydebank player, who won 22 caps, was to retire at the end of the season.

"Scotland has lost a national treasure," the Celtic manager, Tommy Burns, said, while the Rangers striker, Ally McCoist, added: "We feel we have lost a brother. He will always be with this club."

Clydebank's game against Raith Rovers tomorrow has been postponed as a mark of respect.

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