Rumour Mill: Walker wanted by Rangers | Thistle will listen to Lindsay offers | Benfica winger’s Ibrox talks

Jamie Walker is the latest player to be linked with a move to Rangers, Partick Thistle confirm that they ‘have’ to listen to offers for Liam Lindsay and Benfica winger Daniel Candeias jets in for Rangers talks.

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Celtic won last season's Betfred League Cup. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Betfred Cup draw throws up derby clash

Dundee will face Dundee United in the stand-out fixture of the 2017 Betfred Cup group stage.

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Cowdenbeath's Liam Henderson celebrates the winning penalty to keep the club in the SPFL. Pic: SNS/Roddy Scott

Cowdenbeath 1 - 1 East Kilbride (agg 1-1, 5-3 pens): Cowden retain SPFL status

Cowdenbeath retained their SPFL status with a penalty shoot-out defeat of East Kilbride, in what may be the most important win in the club’s history.

Billy Brown's flight from Magaluf was delayed. Pic: SNS/Craig Watson

Billy Brown misses Cowdenbeath’s biggest game due to delayed flight

Cowdenbeath’s assistant manager Billy Brown missed the start of arguably the club’s biggest game in their history, turning up at half-time.

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East Kilbride's David Proctor, left, battles with Cowdenbeath's Kris Renton during the first leg of the Pyramid play-off final at K-Park. Picture: SNS

Aidan Smith: Pyramid play-off system raises big questions

Forest Green? It sounds like a shower gel. A less than luxurious one as well, of the kind you see advertised on afternoon property programmes because the manufacturers can’t afford the prime-time rates. Or worse, it sounds like a loo cleaner.

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Cowdenbeath's Kyle Miller missed a late penalty. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

East Kilbride 0 - 0 Cowdenbeath: Still all to play for

The prize of a place in senior football hangs in the balance after the first leg of the League Two play-off final between East Kilbride and Cowdenbeath finished goalless.

Minister and author Ron Ferguson proudly sports the famous Brazil-style away kit of his beloved Cowdenbeath.

Interview: Ron Ferguson keeps faith as Blue Brazil face drop

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origins of St Magnus Cathedral on Orkney, where Ron Ferguson used to be the minister, date from 1117 when the aforementioned Magnus was clouted on the head with an axe after being betrayed by his cousin. The pair had resolved to settle a dispute on the island of Egilsay, each to bring two ships of supporters, but the diabolical relative flouted the ruling and landed with considerably more back-up. With a scoreline of eight boats to two, 
Magnus’ fate was sealed.

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Cowdenbeath manager Gary Locke will be looking to rescue the Blue Brazil from the relegation play-off place. Picture: SNS

The five biggest games in Scottish football this weekend

The most important matches in Scottish football this weekend as the final day of the regular season takes place in the lower leagues

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Gary Locke is back in football after a month out of the game. Picture: Michael Gillen

Ex-Hearts boss Gary Locke takes over at Cowdenbeath

Gary Locke has been announced as the new manager of Cowdenbeath, the side who are currently bottom of the SPFL.

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Paul Le Guen did not enjoy a successful spell with Rangers. Picture: SNS

Judging every foreign manager in Scottish football history

Portuguese coach Pedro Caixinha remains the favourite to succeed Mark Warburton in the Rangers hotseat, which has brought up the debate of foreign managers and their rate of success in Scottish football.

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Falkirk fans at Falkirk Stadium for a home game against Dumbarton. Picture: TSPL

How many Scottish football grounds have you been to?

EACH of the 42 member clubs in the Scottish Professional Football League has their own home stadium. How many have you visited?

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Dean Brett's contract has been terminated with immediate effect. Picture: Neil Hanna

Cowdenbeath sack Dean Brett over gambling offences

Cowdenbeath have announced their decision to sack long-time player Dean Brett for gambling offences in a lengthy and heartfelt statement on the club’s website.

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Dean Brett has been banned for eight games, four of which are suspended, for allegedly homophobic tweets. He is also accused of gambling on more than 6,000 football matches, in breach of SFA rules.

Cowdenbeath’s Dean Brett banned for ‘discriminatory’ Tweets

Cowdenbeath defender Dean Brett has been hit with an eight-game SFA suspension for allegedly homophobic tweets.

Dean Brett, left, has been accused of betting on over 6000 football games. Picture: David Lamb

Cowdenbeath suspend Dean Brett for ‘betting against his own team’

Cowdenbeath have suspended Dean Brett after the player was alleged to have placed bets on 6369 football matches - including eight against his own team.

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Celtic's PJ Crossan hits the winner against Cowdenbeath. Picture: SNS

Irn Bru Cup: PJ Crossan hits Celtic winner; Hearts, Aberdeen exit

Celtic’s under-20 side came from behind to defeat Cowdenbeath 2-1 at Central Park in the Irn Bru Cup second round, with summer signing from Dunfermline Paul ‘PJ’ Crossan hitting the winner 19 minutes from time.

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Liam Fox's Cowdenbeath faces a tough tie against Celtic under-20s. Picture: SNS

Liam Fox: Cowdenbeath need to play full 90 against Celtic U-20s

Cowdenbeath manager Liam Fox was pleased that his side showed resilience in Saturday’s 4-3 defeat at Forfar, but he knows that they need to dig even deeper if they are to get the better of Celtic’s under-20 side in the Irn- Bru Cup tonight.

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Dundee United's Lewis Toshney, left, celebrates with hat-trick hero Simon Murray. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS Group

Dundee United 6-1 Cowdenbeath: Happy homecoming for McKinnon

Simon Murray, the hat-trick hero, provided manager Ray McKinnon with a happy homecoming as Dundee United breezed past shell-shocked Cowdenbeath last night.

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Willo Flood trains with his new Dundee United team-mates yesterday ahead of their Betfred Cup clash with Cowdenbeath. Picture: SNS

Willo Flood out to repay Dundee United for Tannadice return

Willo Flood last night declared himself ready to repay Dundee United as they push for an instant return to the top flight.

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Dean Brett scores for Cowdenbeath, his 23rd minute effort put the sides level but Gary Warren won the match for Caley.  Photograph: Paul Devlin/SNS

Cowdenbeath 1 - 2 Inverness CT: Gary Warren nets winner

Richie Foran came out on top in the battle of the rookie managers after Inverness captain Gary Warren scored a second-half winner against Cowdenbeath.

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Hearts trialist goalkeeper Viktor Noring impressed against Cowdenbeath. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Hearts to open talks with Swedish goalkeeper Viktor Noring

Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson is to hold talks with Viktor Noring about a move to Tynecastle after the Swedish goalkeeper impressed in a 1-1 draw against Cowdenbeath.

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