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Rumour Mill: Rangers want Ball | Mallan to Hibs? | Motherwell reject Johnson bid | Rangers anger over kit deal

Rangers on alert as Spurs set to offload Dominic Ball; Hibs linked with Stevie Mallan; Motherwell reject bid for Marvin Johnson and Rangers anger at Puma kit deal with Sports Direct

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The new season is right around the corner, but are the SPFL doing enough to tell us that? Picture: SNS

Continuous failure of SPFL to champion the opening weekend

When our league should be doing everything in its power to market a new season the silence is deafening, writes Duncan McKay

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Hibs are hopeful of landing Israeli international goalkeeper Ofir Marciano on loan. Picture: Getty Images

Rumour Mill: Ofir Marciano to Hibs? | Warburton laughs off van Persie link | UEFA throw out Griffiths ban bid

Hibs linked with Israeli international goalie; Warburton laughs off RVP rumours and UEFA dismiss Astana’s bid to get Leigh Griffiths banned

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Peter Houston criticised his players.

Stirling Albion 1 - 0 Falkirk: Peter Houston hits at players

Peter Houston was in no mood to mince his words after Falkirk’s shock defeat by a fired-up Stirling Albion.

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Happy days for Peterhead as they eye Fonz’s girlfriend’s son

Happy days for Peterhead as they eye Fonz’s girlfriend’s son

Peterhead manager Jim McInally will cast his eye over a number of trialists this weekend, including the son of one of the stars from Happy Days.

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Could Kris Commons be on his way to Easter Road? Picture: Getty Images

Rumour Mill: Kris Commons to Hibs? | 10 arrested over Cup Final chaos | Ashley hits back in Rangers Retail fight

New Hibs boss Neil Lennon lines up Commons swoop; ten arrested in raids linked to Scottish Cup final disorder and Mike Ashley hires top branding lawyer in Rangers retail fight

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Barrie McKay has been excellent for Rangers. Picture: SNS

11 lower league players who could step up to the Premiership

Plundering the lower leagues for the best talent can be a dicey game. For every Andy Robertson there are a handful who struggle badly with the step up in class and these unfortunate souls end up drifting back down from whence they came.

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Ayr United's Iain McCall with his auntie and his mum. Picture: SNS Group

Ayr United 0 - 0 Stranraer: Ayr clinches return to Championship

Greg Fleming was the penalty hero as Ayr clinched their return to the second tier of Scottish football in dramatic fashion.

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David Galt of Queen's Park celebrates his side's third goal. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS

Clyde 1 - 3 Queen’s Park: David Galt hits Spiders screamer

Queen’s Park have the initiative in the League 1 play-off thanks to Vinnie Berry’s second-half goal which was then complemented with a wonder strike by David Galt in their 3-1 success at Clyde.

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Queen's Park players celebrate their win and applaud their fans

Cowdenbeath 1 - 0 Queen’s Park: Cowdenbeath fall short

Cowdenbeath were last night coming to terms with back-to-back relegations after a 2-0 deficit proved insurmountable in the second leg of the League One play-off semi-final.

Clyde's  Scott Linton, left, and Elgin's Archie McPhee challenge for the ball

Elgin 0 - 2 Clyde: Clyde head for Hampden

By Alasdair Fraser

Ayr captain Nicky Devlin celebrates at full time

Ayr 2 - 1 Peterhead: McCall’s pride at Ayr success

Ian McCall, the Ayr manager, praised his players’ approach after they negotiated a potentially tricky afternoon to claim their place in the Championship play-off final.

A tearful Jordan White at the end

Livingston 4 - 3 Stranraer ( 6-8 aet): Livingston relegated

Less than two decades on from playing European football and winning the League Cup, Livingston have been consigned to League One football next season and an uncertain financial future.

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Cowdenbeath manager Colin Nish is seeking to overturn a 2-0 first leg deficit. Picture: Rob Casey/SNS

Cowdenbeath look for edge to catch Spiders

Cowdenbeath need to find an attacking edge at home against Queen’s Park today if they are to recover from a 2-0 defeat in the play-off semi-final first leg and remain a League 1 outfit.

Livingston manager David Hopkin still believes his team can prevail against Stranraer. Picture: Rob Casey/SNS

Livingston battling to keep second-tier status

Livingston manager David Hopkin has issued a rallying call for fans to get behind the team as they try today to recover from a 5-2 first leg defeat by Stranraer in the Championship play-off semi-final.

Ian McCall in his Rangers playing days. He regrets not making more of his time at Ibrox. Picture: SNS

Interview: Ian McCall on his Rangers run-ins with Souness

In sandals and woolly hat, which seems like an apt combo for such a bohemian neighbourhood, Ian McCall breezes into his local coffee shop, nods to the other regulars and wonders if any of them knows why his street has been closed off. But, this being 
Glasgow’s West End, the issue isn’t some sort of civil disturbance, simply that the fine sandstone-clad avenues have once again proved seductive to a film crew.

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Queen's Park manager Gus MacPherson will take a 2-0 advantage into the second leg. Picture: Sammy Turner/SNS

Queen’s Park 2 - 0 Cowdenbeath: Double delight for Duggan

Queen’s Park head to Fife at the weekend holding a 2-0 advantage thanks to a Chris Duggan double, writes Craig P Stewart at Hampden.

Ayr's Jordan Preston, centre, celebrates after putting his side back in front against Peterhead at Balmoor. Picture: Craig Williamson/SNS

Peterhead 1-4 Ayr United: Jordan Preston at the double

Jordan Preston’s double helped put Ayr United firmly in the promotion driving seat after an impressive show of firepower in the first leg 
of their Championship 
play-off semi-final against Peterhead.

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Clyde's Scott Linton celebrates as he doubles the lead for his side. Picture: SNS

Clyde 3 – 1 Elgin: Bully Wee win first leg in play-off

Clyde may have been missing manager Barry Ferguson when they took on Elgin in the first leg of their play-off semi-final, but they did the business by establishing a two-goal advantage thanks to a 3-1 win at Broadwood, writes Craig P Stewart.

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Nathan Austin is glad he spoke out about racist abuse. Picture: SNS

East Fife’s Nathan Austin says racists couldn’t stop him

There could be quite an acceptance speech from Nathan Austin were he to claim the League Two player of the year accolade at the PFA Scotland awards in Glasgow tonight. Instead of thanking all those that made it possible, the departing East Fife winger could rail against all the racists he refused to allow make his footballing ambitions impossible.

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