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Rumour Mill: Kilmarnock boost | Partick safe | Celtic miss 100 points

Kilmarnock manager Alan Johnston. Picture: PA

Kilmarnock manager Alan Johnston. Picture: PA

Kilmarnock only need a point against Hibs to survive, Partick Thistle win seals safety and Celtic miss chance to hit 100 points.

Kilmarnock only need point to survive

Kilmarnock have been handed a boost as they go into Saturday’s play off decider against Hibs following a 1 - 0 win over St Mirren last night.

The win means the Rugby Park side only need a point to assure their top flight status.

(Scotsman)

Video: Kris Boyd scores vital goal for Kilmarnock

Former female Celtic scout appointed as manager

Helena Costa, who spent three years as part of Celtic’s European scouting network,
will take charge of French Ligue 2 club Clermont Foot.

She was appointed by John Park to her role with Celtic following his move from Hibs in 2008. (Scotsman)

Hibs keeper warns of ‘dire’ relegation consequences

Relegation from the Premiership would jeopardise the livelihoods of players and staff at the Easter Road club according to keeper Ben Williams.

He said that Saturday’s match must be treated as a cup final. (Scotsman)

Celtic miss out on 100 point target

Neil Lennon says he won’t lose any sleep over his side failing to reach 100 points this season. Celtic throw away a two goal lead against St Johnstone last night in the last 10 minutes of the match which means, even if they win their final match, they can only hit 99 points. (Scotsman)

Video: Extended highlights of St Johnstone v Celtic

Partick Thistle safe after Hearts win

The Jags have
booked their place in the Premiership next season following a 4 - 2 win over Hearts at Firhill which saw them battle back after trailing 2 - 1.

Thistle boss Alan Archibald said the win was a career high. (Scotsman)

• Video: Higginbotham goal seals Partick Thistle survival

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