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Dundee United to appeal Simon Murray ‘diving’ red card

Ray McKinnon confirmed Dundee United will appeal Simon Murray’s red card today to ensure the striker can play in Sunday’s Premiership final second leg.

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Rumour Mill: Motherwell want Rangers ace in swap for Moult | Tierney rejected Arsenal | Hibs lead race to sign Murray

Motherwell want £500k and winger Michael O’Halloran from Rangers in exchange for striker Louis Moult, Kieran Tierney has revealed that a quick chat with Brendan Rodgers convinced him to reject Arsenal, and Hibs are favourites to sign Dundee United striker Simon Murray.

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 Dundee United's Sean Dillon (R) in action with Falkirk's Craig Sibbald.

Dundee United’s semi win too tense for Sean Dillon to enjoy

Now in his testimonial season, Dillon has won the Scottish Cup, featured in the Europa League and battled against relegation during an eventful ten years with the Terrors.

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Brechin's Finn Graham celebrates with the fans at full time. Picture: Ross Parker

Alloa’s hat-trick hero ends up on losing side

Alloa Athletic 4 - 3 Brechin City (4-4 on aggregate after extra time Brechin won 5-4 on penalties

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Hibernian chief executive Leeann Dempster. Pic: SNS/Craig Foy

Hibs chief Leeann Dempster takes Hearts fan’s jibe in good spirits

Hibs chief executive Leeann Dempster received a surprise birthday card from Hearts fan ‘Hearty Harry’ commemorating the fifth anniversary of the Gorgie side’s Scottish Cup win.

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Dundee United manager Ray McKinnon celebrates at full time. Picture: Alan Harvey/SNS

Ray McKinnon says Dundee United finding form at right time

Dundee United manager Ray McKinnon feels his team are hitting form and fitness at the right time after they booked their place in the Ladbrokes Premiership play-off finals.

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Dundee United's Paul Dixon puts his side ahead in the closing minutes of the Premiership semi-final play-off against Falkirk. Picture: Alan Harvey/SNS

Falkirk 1 - 2 Dundee United (agg: 3-4): Terrors into final

This wasn’t quite the thrill of hosting and competing in a Uefa Cup final. But Dundee United fans will have woken on the morning of the 30th anniversary of such an occasion safe in the knowledge this current season remains alive with possibilities. This hasn’t quite been an epic 70-game campaign, as in 1986-87. But this was a fifth match in just 14 days for the visitors, who were somehow revitalised during a second half in which they scored twice to turn the Premiership play-off semi-final tie on its head. Playing towards their own fans, United threw everything at Falkirk in a pulsating game.

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Rumour Mill: Rangers target McLean | Rodgers and Griffiths kiss and make up | Doubt cast on United’s future

Kenny McLean is the latest Rangers target has Pedro Caixinha looks to improve his squad, Brendan Rodgers and Leigh Griffiths kissed and made up after argument and concerns grow over Dundee United’s finances.

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Stephen Mallan helped St Mirren to survival. Pic: SNS/Bill Murray

Stephen Mallan completes move to Championship side Barnsley

Scottish midfielder Stephen Mallan has completed his move to English Championship side Barnsley from St Mirren for an undisclosed fee.

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The 12 best centre midfielders in Scottish football right now

The top 12 centre midfielders currently playing in Scottish football at the moment, as voted by members of The Terrace Scottish Football Podcast

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Rumour Mill: Armstrong to interest English elite | McKay sweats over deal | Lennon to add duo

Stuart Armstrong will have his choice of the best teams in England according to Celtic legend, Barrie McKay is made to sweat on new Rangers deal and Neil Lennon is set to add two to Hibs squad.

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Falkirks David McCracken, left, and Sean Dillon of Dundee United met at South Queensferry. Picture: SNS.

Sean Dillon buoyed by Dundee United’s form surge

Dundee United captain Sean Dillon hopes their morale-boosting victories over Morton will more than make up for the disadvantage of finishing behind play-off opponents Falkirk.

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Lewis Vaughan in action for Dumbarton. Pic: SNS/Rob Casey

Lewis Vaughan ready to kick on after loan success at Dumbarton

After two seasons of torment for Raith Rovers’ Lewis Vaughan, the 21-year-old is hoping to kick on next season, wherever that may be.

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Two ducks taking in a match in May 1966. Picture: TSPL

Quiz: Name the Scottish football grounds

We’ve rooted around in our extensive archives to find 23 photographs of Scottish football grounds from the 1950s and 60s.

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Brechin City players dance with joy following their shoot-out victory over Raith Rovers. Picture: SNS.

John Hughes exits as Raith Rovers are relegated

The unfortunate reign of John Hughes as Raith Rovers manager came to an end on Saturday night when the 52-year-old parted company with the club within hours of the Kirkcaldy men slipping into League 1.

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A terracing fan when Falkirk were relegated in 2010, Craig Sibbald is now part of their promotion bid.  Photograph: Michael Gillen

Craig Sibbald eyes Falkirk’s Premiership return

Craig Sibbald witnessed Falkirk’s relegation from the top-flight as a loyal supporter seven years ago and, as a star player, has been right at the heart of the heartache that has since dogged the club.

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Raith Rovers have departed with manager John Hughes. Pic: SNS/Alan Rennie

Raith Rovers part with John Hughes after relegation

Raith Rovers have parted company with John Hughes after the club were relegated from the Championship.

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St Mirren's Stephen Mallan set to move to Barnsley. Pic: SNS/Ross Parker

Barnsley agree fee for Stephen Mallan but sent bid to fans’ site

Barnsley have agreed a fee of around £300k with St Mirren for Stephen Mallan according to reports, despite sending their bid for the player to a fans’ site.

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Rumour Mill: Celtic boss wants 100 goals next | Six leave Hibs | Miller calls on Rangers to copy Bhoys blueprint

Celtic maintained their march towards an unprecedented undefeated campaign in domestic football as they reached the 100-point mark in the Scottish Premiership, Grant Holt to depart Hibs and Rangers star Kenny Miller believes his side can transform if the follow Celtic template.

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Wato Kuate, left, celebrates his goal with fellow scorers Simon Murray, centre, and Blair Spittal. Picture: SNS

Dundee Utd 3-0 Morton: Tannadice men seal semi-final spot

Simon Murray is becoming expert at scoring just after the break, grabbing another vital goal here to put Dundee United in a comfortable position from which to progress to next week’s semi-final play-off with Falkirk.

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