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Championship

Andrew Shinnie baffled by brother Graeme’s Scotland snub

Hibs midfielder Andrew 
Shinnie has admitted to being baffled as to why his younger brother Graeme continues to be overlooked by Scotland manager Gordon Strachan.

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The 12 best full-backs in Scottish football right now

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

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Martyn Boyle follows the ball into the net as his header earns a point for Hibs. Picture: SNS.

Jordon Forster cites TV factor in Hibs’ inconsistency

Good one week, bad the next - could the big defender explain it? Jordon Forster looked puzzled but had a go. “Dundee United was Friday night, on the telly, a big match atmosphere. Then it’s Dumbarton, not such a good atmosphere, not on the telly…”

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Kudus Oyenuga celebrates scoring the winner for Morton. Picture Michael Gillen

Falkirk 0 - 1 Morton: Kudus Oyenuga hits birthday winner

It is hard to shake the feeling serendipity was smiling on Kudus Oyenuga as the Morton striker celebrated his 24th birthday by ending a four-month goal drought to secure a precious 1-0 win over Falkirk.

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Craig Barr heads home the opening goal from a Chris Johnston free-kick just after the interval.  Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Raith Rovers 2 - 1 Dundee United: Rovers rise to challenge

John Hughes used the tough love approach to management in the build up to this game and was rewarded with a gritty, determined display that earned Raith Rovers a second victory in their past three games.

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Ross Docherty netted the second-half winner

Dunfermline 0 - 1 Ayr United: Dunfermline below par

Dunfermline had lost just once in their previous 18 Championship fixtures, but yesterday’s home defeat has potentially dragged them back into relegation trouble.

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Stephen Mallan scored in the first half

Queen of South 0 - 2 St Mirren: Saints keep escape hopes alive

St Mirren maintained their impressive push for survival with a fine win at Palmerston.

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Andrew Shinnie battles for the ball with Dumbarton's Callum Gallagher and David Smith. Picture: SNS/Alan Rennie

Hibernian 2-2 Dumbarton: Martin Boyle’s late goal saves Hibs from shock defeat

Apparently the rest of the Championship are preparing their goodbyes. Dumbarton’s manager said before this game he doesn’t expect to see Hibernian again for a while so he wanted his players to enjoy this visit to the big stadium in the east. The Sons helped themselves to a point and this league isn’t letting anyone leave it just yet.

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Dundee United manager Ray Mckinnon is looking to rediscover the winning formula at Tannadice. Picture: SNS

Five reasons Dundee United’s title challenge has fallen apart

On Christmas Day, as Dundee United fans tore open their presents, dined with family and drank merrily through the crisp night, they did so with a warmth at the centre of their being. For the Tangerines sat two points atop the Ladbrokes Championship. Twenty months of pain was slowly evaporating and there was real hope that 2017 was going to be their year.

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Hibernian defender Darren McGregor says the league leaders cant afford to be complacent when they host Dumbarton on Saturday. Picture: SNS

Hibs lucky to have John McGinn says Darren McGregor

Having grown up a Hibs fan, 
Darren McGregor is under no illusions. He knows that while the club will do its best to hold on to its best talent, there will come a time when the main players will exit stage right and head off to chase loftier ambitions and bigger pay packets. Such is life.

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BT Sport's coverage has been widely praised. Picture: SNS

Craig Fowler: BT Sport must win battle for Scottish football

At different points this season, BT Sport and Sky Sports have each invited a journalist from a Scottish national newspaper for a behind-the-scenes look at how their live broadcasts are put together. This is no coincidence. With it being time to negotiate the SPFL TV deals once again, Scottish football’s main broadcasters have become two suitors vying for our attentions, trying to woo us with what they have to offer.

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Hibs influential midfielder John McGinn is in the Scotland squad for the double-header against Canada and Slovenia. Picture: SNS

Hibs may try to strike deal with Scotland over John McGinn

Neil Lennon has not totally given up hope of having John McGinn in his side for the crucial head to head with Falkirk next weekend. But he accepts holding on to his star midfielder longer term may be becoming more and more unlikely.

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Does Hearts goalkeeper Jack Hamilton feature in the top 12? Picture: Ian Georgeson

The 12 best goalkeepers in Scottish football right now

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

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Raith Rovers manager John Hughes wants to see his players showing more character. Picture: SNS.

Raith Rovers’ poor quality gives John Hughes ‘hardest challenge’

Raith Rovers manager John Hughes says he is facing the toughest challenge of his managerial career after questioning the character and quality of his players.

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Jason Cummings salutes his goal during Fridays defeat of Dundee United. Picture: SNS.

Neil Lennon: Hibs must ‘get on with it’ without Jason Cummings

Andrew Shinnie insists Hibernian can survive without Jason Cummings, the striker who scored a match winner against Dundee United and still ended up apologising to his teammates afterwards.

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Liverpool are reported to be sending scouts to watch Moussa Dembele during today's match against Rangers. Picture: John Devlin.

Rumour Mill: Liverpool eye Moussa Dembele | Caixinha aims to make Rangers successful | Aberdeen leave it late

LIVERPOOL send scouts to watch Moussa Dembele; Pedro Caixinha says he will make Rangers successful and entertaining; Aberdeen ‘never say die’ attitude won the game against Motherwell, says assistant boss and more in Sunday’s Rumour Mill

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Garry Fleming rolled  in the fourth. Picture Michael Gillen.

Dumbarton 4 - 0 Raith Rovers: Sons show little respect

Robert Thomson grabbed Dumbarton’s 500th goal at their Cheaper Insurance Direct ground and also netted their 501st as the Sons jumped above Raith in the race to avoid relegation issues with a 4-0 success over the Kirkcaldy men, writes Craig Stewart.

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Ross Forbes' goal put Mortion into third place. Picture Michael Gillen

Morton 1 - 0 Queen of the South: Ross Forbes lifts Ton

A solo effort from Ross Forbes was enough to hoist Morton into third in the table – ten points clear of fifth-placed Queen of the South, writes David Irvine at Cappielow.

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Nathan Austin wheels away afte4r scoring Falkirks second goal. Picture: Michael Gillen

Ayr United 1 - 4 Falkirk: The Bairns are growing up fast

Falkirk closed the gap on Championship leaders Hibs to six points after Nathan Austin’s double helped stretch their unbeaten run to nine games.

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Jason Cummings goal was the difference but was thankful for his team mates after being sent off. Picture: SNS/Ross Parker

Hibs team-mates tease Jason Cummings over red card

Winning cures all. Had Dundee United stolen a point from Friday night’s game in the dying minutes then the attitude towards Jason Cummings from within the Easter Road dressing room might have been a little bit different.

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