Jack Hamilton out to improve skills to become sweeper-keeper

Hearts No 1 Jack Hamilton admits he is determined to keep pace with the evolving role of a goalkeeper after recognising that distribution from defence has become an important feature of the modern game.

The Hamilton boss believes his side should be flying higher in the table. Picture: John Devlin

Hamilton Accies in ‘false position’ in league table

Hamilton boss Martin Canning is pleased with the way his 10th-placed team have played so far this term and insists the table is not a fair reflection of their performances.

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Moussa Dembele scored the winner for Celtic against Rangers. Pic: John Devlin

Rumour Mill: Dembele out to haunt Rangers | Sutton slams Warburton | Souttar staying

Celtic hero Moussa Dembele out to inflict more pain on Rangers, Chris Sutton mocks Mark Warburton’s gap ‘narrowing’ claims and Hearts aren’t planning on cashing in on John Souttar.

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Steven Anderson, centre, jumps for joy after his goal gives St Johnstone the lead and leaves Dundee keeper Scott Bain tied up in his net. Picture: SNS

St Johnstone 2 - 1 Dundee: Five defeats in a row for Dees

Dundee were left rooted to the foot of the Ladbrokes Premiership as they were yesterday eased aside 2-1 by Tayside rivals St Johnstone.

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Celtic's Jozo Simunovic, right, is being looked at by a pair of English clubs. Picture: SNS

Rumour Mill: Newcastle and Palace want Celtic star | Barton tweets about Old Firm derby | Rodgers to add in January

Newcastle and Crystal Palace are keeping tabs on Celtic defender Jozo Simunovic, Joey Barton has tweeted his support for Rangers ahead of the Old Firm derby, and the Celtic boss admits he’s already planning his January shopping list.

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Tom Hateley is not downhearted by Dundees league position

Dundee seeking the winning formula says Tom Hateley

Tom Hateley insists Dundee aren’t wallowing in self-pity – because that would lead to them staying bottom permanently.

SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster

SPFL among challengers to Uefa ‘super league’ plan

The prospect of top-flight Scottish games being staged on the same nights as Champions League fixtures, possibly as early as next season, has moved a significant step forward in what would be the biggest shake-up of European club football for years.

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Inverness' Lonsana Doumbouya, right, celebrates scoring the equaliser against Kilmarnock. Picture: SNS/Sammy Turner

Inverness 1 - 1 Kilmarnock: Late goal from Lonsana Doumbouya

It was a much-admired figure from Kilmarnock’s past, Bobby Williamson, who once growled ‘if you want entertainment, then go to the pictures’. A bag of popcorn and a decent flick would have been preferable, surely, to the majority present at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium yesterday.

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Sean Welsh scores from the penalty spot. Picture: SNS

Partick Thistle 1 - 1 Ross County: Late drama robs Jags

Thistle were denied their first win since the opening day of the league season when substitute Chris Burke came off the bench to rescue a point for the Staggies with an equaliser five minutes into stoppage time, and but for a stunning save from Ryan Scully from Ryan Dow, the Dingwall side might have taken all three.

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Inverness CT's Lonsana Doumbouya nets a late equaliser against Kilmarnock. Picture: SNS/Sammy Turner

Premiership round-up: Late equalisers in both matches

The semi-finals taking place this weekend meant a reduced league fixture card, with Inverness v Kilmarnock and Partick Thistle v Ross County the only surviving top-flight matches.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers. Picture: SNS.

Rumour Mill: Rodgers wary of Gers revenge| Warburton seeks Old Firm redemption | Hartson calls on end to Barton saga

Mark Warburton insists the only gap between the Old Firm is a financial one and a wary Brendan Rodgers admits he would be happy with 1-0 in the Betfred semi-final clash with Rangers.

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Niko Kranjcar has reportedly sustained a knee injury in training. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Rumour Mill: Kranjcar ‘out for season’ | Griffiths plea to Rodgers | Wallace envious of Celtic

Niko Kranjcar could be out for the rest of the season after sustaining a knee injury, Leigh Griffiths pleads with boss Brendan Rodgers to unleash him against Rangers, and Lee Wallace admits he’s envious of Celtic’s Champions League status.

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Rangers boss Mark Warburton says he has no problem with BT Sport. Picture: Getty

Rumour Mill: Warburton denies BT Sport rift | Mönchengladbach poke fun at Glasgow pub | Old Firm quit plan

Rangers manager Mark Warburton insists he has no personal issue with BT Sport, Borussia Mönchengladbach win on the park and on social media, and Henrik Larsson’s agent reveals a 17-year-old plan for the Old Firm to quit Scottish football.

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Alan Stubbs' side are bottom of the English Championship table. Picture: FPA/JP

Rumour Mill: Rotherham sack Alan Stubbs | Barton hints at Rangers exit | Rodgers backs ‘Shorty’ Griffiths

Alan Stubbs has been sacked by Rotherham United after losing six straight games, Joey Barton hints at impending Rangers exit with changes to Twitter profile, and Hibs post a £200,000 profit after their Scottish Cup final win.

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Joey Barton, left, has been absent from the Rangers squad after a bust-up with manager Mark Warburton. Picture: PA

Rumour Mill: Warburton criticised for Barton saga | Sutton hails Dembele | Griffiths ‘like Larsson’

Mark Warburton has been criticised for failing to end the Joey Barton ‘pantomime’ sooner, Chris Sutton has hailed Celtic star Moussa Dembele, and Leigh Griffiths should start for Scotland because he’s deceptively strong in the air.

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Moussa Dembele was named Ladbrokes Premiership Player of the Month for September. Picture: SNS

English clubs ‘wish they’d got Moussa Dembele’

Chris Sutton is convinced English clubs are kicking themselves for missing out on Moussa Dembele, the in-form striker on whom Celtic are pinning their hopes ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Borussia Monchengladbach.

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Ian Durrant called on the players to stand up and be counted. Picture: SNS

Rangers ‘have the characters to beat Celtic at Hampden’

Ian Durrant believes the Rangers players will stand up and be counted at Hampden on Sunday by upsetting the odds against Celtic in the Betfred Cup semi-final.

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Moussa Dembele scores Celtics third goal during the Champions League match against Manchester City last month. Picture: Getty

Celtic result against City ‘transformed Scottish football’

As he himself puts it, Chris Sutton lives in a “backwater”. But the former Celtic striker rubs shoulders with the great and good in his role as a football pundit and he is walking even taller at present.

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Chris Sutton works for BT Sport as a pundit. Picture: John Devlin

Chris Sutton makes ‘Boyd’ Team of the Week gaffe

BT Sport pundit Chris Sutton was been left red faced after appearing to include Kris Boyd in his Team of the Week, despite the striker not featuring at the weekend.

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