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The 17 most improved players in Scottish football this season

Which players have shown tremendous improvement from last season to the current campaign, catching the eye and winning hearts of supporters across Scotland?

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Leigh Griffiths sees his volley cannon off the crossbar. Picture: SNS

Leigh Griffiths takes to Twitter to thank Chris Martin

Leigh Griffiths has thanked Scotland team-mate Chris Martin for getting him “out a hole” after the substitute scored a late winner in the 1-0 win over Slovenia.

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Rumour Mill: Chelsea to sign Rangers wonderkid | Mancini wants to manage Celtic | ‘Bring on England’

Chelsea have won the race to sign highly-rated Rangers teenager Billy Gilmour, Italian football great Roberto Mancini says he’d like to manage Celtic one day, and all the reaction as Scotland defeat Slovenia at Hampden.

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Scotland's Stuart Armstrong is awarded the man-of-the-match award. Picture: SNS

Scotland boss: Stuart Armstrong debut among ‘best ever’

Stuart Armstrong might have had the best debut of any Scotland player ever, according to national team boss Gordon Strachan.

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Rumour Mill: Footballer banned over cup final pitch invasion | Johansson to Rangers? | Ricken charity match

A footballer has been banned from every ground in the UK for his part in the Scottish Cup final pitch invasion, Jonatan Johansson is in contention to be No.3 to Pedro Caixinha at Rangers, and Fernando Ricken’s charity match is hailed as a huge success.

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Scotland's goalkeeper Craig Gordon loves playing for the national team. Picture: Alan Harvey/SNS

Craig Gordon’s eye is still on the ball after 13 years

It is only two months short of 13 years since Craig Gordon made his Scotland debut. The Celtic keeper remembers vividly the day at Easter Road that brought a 4-1 friendly win over Trinidad and Tobago. As another World Cup qualifying campaign threatens to slide past without a finals appearance ever seeming likely, Gordon admits that when he embarked on his international career in 2004 he never considered his Scotland era could be so utterly bereft. His three-year spell sidelined with injury means the 34-year-old has only played in four of the country’s ten-campaign run of qualifying failure – let’s not be reticent about adding the current one – but, hey, still.

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The 12 best full-backs in Scottish football right now

The top 12 full-backs currently playing in Scottish football at the moment, as voted by members of The Terrace Scottish Football Podcast

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Rumour Mill: King calls Warburton ‘thin-skinned’ | Rangers interview Rae | Deila on Caixinha

Mark Warburton begged the Rangers board to sign Joey Barton and Philippe Senderos and then couldn’t handle them, according to Dave King; Alex Rae has been the latest ex-Rangers player to be interviewed by Pedro Caixinha, and Ronny Deila believes Pedro Caixinha will have it easier than he did in Scottish football.

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Craig Gordon has forced himself back into the Scotland squad with his form for Celtic. Picture: SNS

Craig Gordon sets sights on 50-cap Scotland milestone

Craig Gordon will move a step closer to the Scotland Hall of Fame if he plays against Slovenia on Sunday – something he seemed destined never to achieve after three years lost to an injury that almost forced him to quit altogether in 2013.

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Rumour Mill: Lovenkrands in frame for Rangers role | Strachan fired up Canada | Cummings leaves home

Former Rangers striker Peter Lovenkrands is to be interviewed for the No 3 role at Ibrox, Falkirk’s Canada winger Fraser Aird says Gordon Strachan fired up his side with his pre-match comments, and Hibs striker Jason Cummings is striking out on his own.

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Scott Sinclair has hopes of making his England debut one day. Picture: John Devlin

Why Scottish football is quietly good for international prospects

Scott Sinclair wants to force his way back into the England set-up and believes Champions League football with Celtic is the best way to go about doing that. And do you know what? He’s absolutely spot on.

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Rumour Mill: Caixinha to outline transfer plans | Zidane backs Dembele | Aberdeen want Devlin

Pedro Caixinha will outline his transfer plans to Dave King when he meets the Rangers chairman for the first time today, Zinedine Zidane has backed Moussa Dembele to break into the France squad sooner rather than later, and Aberdeen are interested in Hamilton defender Michael Devlin.

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Celtic star Jack Aitchison battles for the ball while on Scotland under-17 duty. Picture: SNS

Toure reckons Celtic kid Aitchison one of the best he’s seen

Scotland under-17s captain Jack Aitchison has been a 
pivotal performer as Scot Gemmill’s side have pushed themselves to the brink of another tournament appearance. An Ivorian influence may have been key for the young Celtic striker.

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Celtic's Scott Sinclair joins Lisbon Lions Jim Craig, right, and John Clark to launch a 50th anniversary celebration concert starring Sir Rod Stewart. Picture: Craig Williamson/SNS

Celtic’s Scott Sinclair won’t give up on his England dream

On the face of it, the England squad selected by Gareth Southgate for their matches against Germany and Lithuania this week offers little in the way of encouragement for Scott Sinclair.

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Celtic's Scott Sinclair joins Lisbon Lions Jim Craig and John Clark to launch a 50th anniversary celebration event. Picture: SNS

Rod Stewart to headline Celtic tribute concert

Sir Rod Stewart will headline a charity concert at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on Thursday 25 May to mark the 50th anniversary of Celtic’s historic European Cup victory.

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Arsenal are said to be keen on Celtic star Kieran Tierney. Picture: John Devlin

Celtic duo Tierney and Dembele on Arsenal wish-list - reports

Having reportedly decided to stay on at the Emirates for another two seasons, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has drawn up a shortlist of players in order to completely revitalise the stagnating club, according to the Daily Mirror.

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Footyheadlines.com say this is the new Celtic kit for the 2017/18 season. Picture: footyheadlines.com

Leaked images claim to show new Celtic kits for 2017/18

Could Celtic return to fluorescent green as the colour choice for the club’s third kit next season?

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Rumour Mill: Dave King company fined | Ferguson and Brown in mix for Rangers role | Sunderland want Cummings

Dave King again finds himself involved in financial breaches after his South African company was hit with a £64,000 penalty, Barry Ferguson and John Brown are in the running to become Pedro Caixinha’s local assistant at Rangers, and Sunderland are keen on Hibs striker Jason Cummings.

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Scotland manager Gordon Strachan admits his options for Sunday's must-win Slovenia clash are hampered by a lack of games for his strikers. Picture: Rob Casey/SNS

Lack of games for strikers hamper Scotland’s World Cup hopes

Scotland’s preparations for their first international fixtures of the year have been beset by an age-old problem – a lack of striker options.

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Jozo Simunovic,  No 5, celebrates with his team-mates after scoring  against Dundee on Sunday. Picture: SNS.

Jozo Simunovic goal tastes so sweet after Celtic recall

Jozo Simunovic reckons his hard work has paid off after marking his first Celtic appearance in a month with a goal. The 22-year-old Croatian centre-back struck on the stroke of half-time to put Brendan Rodgers’ men ahead against Dundee on Sunday.

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