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Sam Stanton: ‘I still want to play for Hibs’

Neil Lennon claimed he might need to call on the legendary Pat Stanton
tonight after being so annoyed with Hibs’ performance at Kirkcaldy last Saturday.

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Raith Rovers'  Kyle Benedictus shields the ball from Hibernian's James Keatings. Picture: SNS.

Hibs give scant optimism as John Hughes inspires Raith Rovers

Last week’s Edinburgh derby was a laborious affair and, judging by the displays of the two sides this past weekend, the upcoming replay is unlikely to be a classic encounter either.

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Raith Rovers' Ryan Stevenson celebrates his thunderous strike against Hibernian. Picture: SNS/

Neil Lennon launches scathing attack on Hibs ahead of derby

Disgraceful, unprofessional, ordinary, insipid, complacent. Pick any insult you could hurl at a team of professional footballers, and Hibs boss Neil Lennon probably said it in a four-minute tirade against his players following this 1-1 draw at Raith Rovers.

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Sam Stanton netted a double. Picture Michael Gillen.

Dumbarton 2 - 2 Ayr United: Ten-man Ayr steal a point

Ten-man Ayr launched an astonishing comeback to claim a point with two stoppage-time goals.

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Ross Forbes saw his driven free kick headed home by Thomas OWare

Morton 2 - 2 Falkirk: Spoils shared in corking encounter

With so much on the line for these two as they enter the closing straight of the league campaign, this could have been a sterile affair, but not a bit of it. With four goals, end to end action, bone-jarring challenges and some genuine officiating controversy, this was a corking encounter even if the ultimate share of the points helped nobody other than the chasing pack.

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Ryan Stevenson's thunderbolt put Raith Rovers in front against Hibernian. Picture: SNS/Ross Parker

Raith Rovers 1 - 1 Hibs: Cummings rescues a point for Hibs yet again

Jason Cummings 16th goal of the season pushed Hibs seven points clear at the top of the Championship table as Neil Lennon’s side were forced to settle for a third successive draw against Raith Rovers.

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Motherwell assistant manager James McFadden has blasted Aberdeen fans for their treatment of Mark McGhee. Picture: SNS

Rumour Mill: Celtic chase EPL striker | James McFadden blasts Aberdeen fans | Rangers target Leeds manager Gary Monk

CELTIC are in the chase for Chelsea youngster Dominic Solanke; James McFadden blasts Dons fans for their treatment of Aberdeen legend Mark McGhee; Rangers have targeted Leeds manager Gary Monk and more in Saturday’s rumour Mill

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Brian Graham and his Hibs team-mates can stretch their lead in the Championship to nine points today. Picture: SNS

Hibs’ Brian Graham has no room for sentiment

Brian Graham has been surprised to see his former club struggling to find a win. But while he has sympathy for them and admits he still has a soft spot for Raith Rovers, he does not want to see them get back on track against Hibs this afternoon.

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Stuart Webber, currently at Huddersfield, is reportedly wanted by Rangers to fulfil a director of football role. Picture: Huddersfield Town

Rumour Mill: Rangers eye Stuart Webber, Ross Wilson | ‘No Celtic treble talk’ | Fans blast Senderos

Rangers linked with Huddersfield guru and Southampton recruitment chief; James Forrest plays down talk of a domestic treble and Gers fans call for Senderos contract to be torn up

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Mark Warburton's time as Rangers manager has come to a chaotic end. Picture: SNS Group

Rumour Mill: Warburton exits Rangers | McInnes plays down Ibrox link | Ambrose ‘desperate to join Blackburn’

Mark Warburton leaves Rangers on a chaotic night at Ibrox; Dons boss plays down Gers link and Ambrose ‘desperate to join Blackburn’ amid work permit struggle

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Danny Lennon is a former Raith player and has been linked with the vacant manager's job. Picture: Jane Barlow

Raith weighing up previous candidates for manager’s job

Raith Rovers may not have to do too much research in their quest to find a new manager as they interviewed potential candidates Stephen Aitken, Barry Smith and Danny Lennon last summer before handing the job to Gary Locke.

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Gary Locke was sacked by Raith Rovers following last night's defeat against Morton. Picture: Michael Gillen

Rumour Mill: Gary Locke sacked | Rangers administrators | Celtic’s Champions League boost

Ex-Hearts and Kilmarnock boss Gary Locke has been sacked by Raith Rovers, liquidators of Rangers Football Club plc are launching legal action against the club’s former administrators, and Celtic will receive an additional revenue boost thanks to their participation in the Champions League.

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David Templeton last played for Rangers in August 2015. Picture: Neil Hanna

Ex-Rangers winger David Templeton trains with Dundee United

Former Hearts and Rangers winger David Templeton is training with Dundee United as he looks to kick-start his career.

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Hibernian midfielder John McGinn gets the better of Ayr Uniteds Ross Docherty. Picture: SNS.

Hibs’ John McGinn insists failure is ‘not going up’

Such is the “one-game-at-a time” mentality favoured at Hibernian this term, the disappointment of Saturday’s draw with Ayr United will already have been consigned to history. The popular mantra dictates that the next game – whoever that is against – is always the most important.

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Scotland manager Gordon Strachan grew up wanting toplay for Hibs

Football needs Hibs in top flight says Gordon Strachan

Scottish football needs Hibernian in the top flight, according to Gordon Strachan. But the Scotland manager, who grew up dreaming of playing for the Easter Road side – an ambition only ever realised in testimonial matches – says his statement is based on more than sentiment, writes Moira Gordon.

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Dundee United's Thomas Mikkelsen scored with headers in each half. Picture: Roddy Scott/SNS

Dundee United 3 - 0 Raith Rovers: Thomas Mikkelsen at double

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Falkirk's  John Baird celebrates his goal.  Picture Michael Gillen.

Falkirk 2 - 0 Dunfermline Ath: Bairns breeze past rivals

Falkirk prevailed in this meeting of these old foes across the Forth a lot more comfortably than the scoreline might imply. It was finely balanced up to the interval, with the home side holding the upper hand through a John Baird strike, but in the second half Peter Houston’s side assumed near total command on the proceedings.

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Derek Lyle opened the scoring in the 71st minute.  Picture: SNS

Queen of the South 3- 0 Morton: Derek Lyle strikes first

Queen of the South produced a slick second-half display to end Morton’s unbeaten run and rekindle their own play-off hopes.

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Robert Thomson grabbed a point for Dumbarton. Picture: Rob Casey

Dumbarton 2 - 2 St Mirren: Robert Thomson lands sucker punch

A late leveller from Robert Thomson saw Dumbarton maintain their 11-point advantage over a St Mirren side who remain rooted to the bottom of the table.

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Jason Cummings scores Hibs' equaliser in their home draw with Ayr United. Picture: SNS/Alan Rennie

Hibernian 1-1 Ayr United: Super sub Cummings rescues a vital point for Hibs

Jason Cummings stepped off the bench to claim his 15th goal of the season to salvage a point for Hibs after Ayr United had shocked the Edinburgh club by taking a fourth minute lead at Easter Road.

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