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Rangers 3-0 Stranraer Waghorn fires Rangers into knock-outs

Rangers completed their unblemished progress through the group stage of the League Cup as they confirmed their place in the knockout phase with an untroubled 
victory over Stranraer.

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David Amoo is a big fan of the new set-up. Picture: SNS

New League Cup format is great - David Amoo

Partick Thistle winger David Amoo is enjoying the competitive nature of Scottish football’s new-look pre-season.

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Hardie has been sent out to get first-team experience. Picture: Michael Gillen

Rangers striker Ryan Hardie signs for St Mirren on loan

Rangers youngster Ryan Hardie has joined St Mirren on a loan deal until January.

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Can Celtic make it to the next round of the competition without their new signing? Picture: SNS

Have Celtic left themselves short despite Kolo Toure deal?

The signing of Kolo Toure has been lauded by Celtic fans, and rightfully so, but concerns remain going into their Champions League qualifier with Astana, writes Craig Fowler

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Kolo Toure would star at Arsenal despite his bizarre first day. Picture: Getty

Kolo Toure on his infamous first training session at Arsenal

Kolo Toure is no longer the overeager young defender who inadvertently tackled Arsene Wenger in his first Arsenal training session - but he is keen to launch himself into a new challenge with Celtic.

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Celtic's new signing Kolo Toure is unveiled. Picture: SNS

Kolo Toure can inspire young Celtic stars - Chris Davies

Assistant manager Chris Davies hopes Kolo Toure will prove to be an “inspirational figure” at Celtic.

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New England manager Sam Allardyce invited to Clan gathering in Scotland. Picture: Oli Scarffoli/AFP/Getty Images

Sam Allardyce invited to join clan after revealing Scots roots

NEW England boss Sam Allardyce has been invited to a clan gathering in Scotland - after revealing both his parents are actually Scottish.

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Ray Wilkins arriving at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court in London. Picture: PA

Ex-footballer Ray Wilkins pleads guilty to drink driving

Former England international Ray Wilkins, who had a short stint with Hibs in the mid-90s, has pled guilty to a drink-driving charge.

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Captain Scott Brown shown wearing the kit on the Celtic website. Picture: Celtic FC

Celtic confirm release of ‘pink’ third strip

Celtic have launched a pink and black third kit which the Parkhead club say is an homage to the ticket stubs used when the Lisbon Lions won the European Cup in 1967.

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Scott Sinclair in action for Aston Villa. Picture: SNS

Rumour Mill: Scott Sinclair Celtic move | Celtic pink strip | Dodoo title talk

Celtic have been told to increase their bid if they want to land Aston Villa’s Scott Sinclair, Celtic this morning released a pink strip in honour of the Lisbon Lions and Joe Dodoo is confident Rangers can win the title on their return to the top flight.

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Eoghan OConnell celebrates his equaliser. Picture: SNS Group

O’Connell offers Brendan Rodgers options ahead of Astana tie

In the absence of a lopsided scoreline, an out-of-regular-season challenge match will always be declared as a “good exercise” by those involved. Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers didn’t disappoint in the post-match assessment of his meeting with Leicester City on Saturday evening.

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Dundees Michael Duffy, left,  holds off the challenge of Dumbartons Craig Pettigrew. Picture: SNS Group

Greg Stewart vows to prove Dundee doubters wrong again

It took the jolt of trailing at the interval to kick them into gear, but once Dundee – and Greg Stewart in particular – got into their stride after the break, it made for impressive viewing. They helped themselves to five second-half goals as they went on the rampage against a ­visibly tiring part-time ­Dumbarton side, with ­Stewart catching the eye as he added two more to his 16th minute opener to claim a hat-trick.

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Rangers Joe Dodoo celebrates scoring his sides third goal against East Stirlingshire at Ochilview on Friday. Picture: PA

Joe Dodoo: Rangers can definitely win league this season

Joe Dodoo believes he will be part of something special at Ibrox this season and that was the compelling reason for turning his back on the prospect of Champions League football.

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Joe Shaughnessy celebrates after putting St Johnstone 3-0 up. Picture: Michael Gillen

Football ‘would benefit from crackdown on penalty box pulling’

St Johnstone defender Joe Shaughnessy insists he would welcome a universal crackdown on pulling and pushing inside the penalty area after his side were awarded three spot-kicks in one half against BretFred League Cup opponents Falkirk.

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Hibernian's Scott Martin, left, battles with Birmingham's Andrew Shinnie. Picture: Rob Casey/SNS Group

Hibs 1-0 Birmingham: Neil Lennon hails fringe stars

As is customary at Easter Road, the full-time whistle was preceded by an almost Hitchcockian flock of seagulls looking to feast on the scraps of grub left behind by wasteful punters.

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Kolo Toure leaves Ross Hall after a medical at Celtic. Picture: SNS Group

Kolo Toure ‘privileged’ to play for Celtic after completing move

Kolo Toure completed his move to Celtic yesterday and declared: “It’s a privilege to be here.”

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Ross Laidlaw, centre, was part of sterling defensive effort by Hibs. Picture: SNS

Hibs’ Ross Laidlaw on bouncing back from ICU scare

From Borough Briggs to Brondby via a spell in intensive care, it’s certainly been a memorable journey for Hibs goalkeeper Ross Laidlaw who, not so long ago, had real concerns his career might have been over, writes David Hardie.

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Celtic's Mikel Lustig. Picture: SNS

Celtic’s Mikael Lustig set for a nocturnal feast

It wouldn’t normally fill a team’s supporters with confidence to hear that their players will be indulging in bleary-eyed munchy-fests across the early hours in preparation for a crucial European game. Yet, even if such elements are typically associated with a right good night out, they will speak of awkward evenings in for Celtic on their travels to Kazakhstan this week.

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Mark Durnan, left, and Iain Vigurs battle for possession.  Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Inverness CT 1 - 1 Dundee United: Positive start by Foran’s men

It is far too early to judge either Richie Foran’s managerial potential or the new style of play he is seeking to layer upon the distinctive and sometimes frustrating legacy of the John Hughes era.

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Benni McCarthy says he's going to join Neil Lennon's coaching staff at Easter Road. Picture: Getty

Rumour Mill: Benni McCarthy back to Hibs | Celtic’s ‘wildcard’ | Warburton wants two more | Di Canio No.2 for Rangers?

Celtic could still be on the look out for another signing ahead of this week’s clash with Astana, Mark Warburton wants to add two more signings to his growing Ibrox squad, and the former assistant of Paolo Di Canio is being considered as the new under-20s coach at Ibrox.

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