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Betfred Cup wrap: Falkirk impressive in defeat of Inverness CT

Falkirk moved top of Betfred Cup Group A and set down a marker for the league season thanks to a 2-0 victory at Inverness.

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Lazar Markovic in action for Liverpool - but could the winger be heading to Celtic? Picture: Getty Images

Rumour Mill: Celtic eye Liverpool winger | Danny Graham to Hibs? | Gers boss ‘can’t work miracles’

Celtic installed as favourites to sign Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic; Hibs linked with loan deal for Danny Graham and Rangers edge past Luxembourg minnows as Pedro Caixinha insists he can’t work miracles

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Adnan Januzaj is reportedly a target of Celtic. Picture: Getty

Rumour Mill: Celtic interest in Manchester United star | Rangers confident of Walker deal | Adams wants Aberdeen job

Celtic have been linked with Manchester United’s Adnan Januzaj and Liverpool youngster Ryan Kent, Rangers are still confident of landing Jamie Walker before the weekend is over, and Derek Adams is interested in becoming Aberdeen manager.

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Rumour Mill: McInnes to become a Mackem | Hibs target strike duo | Celtic improve Hayes bid

Sunderland have stepped up their pursuit of Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes, Hibs wants Louis Moult and Greg Stewart to replace Jason Cummings and Celtic make cash plus player bid for Jonny Hayes.

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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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Rumour Mill: Armstrong to interest English elite | McKay sweats over deal | Lennon to add duo

Stuart Armstrong will have his choice of the best teams in England according to Celtic legend, Barrie McKay is made to sweat on new Rangers deal and Neil Lennon is set to add two to Hibs squad.

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Nathan Austin struck a crucial late winner to seal the runners-up spot. Picture: Michael Gillen

Dumbarton 0 - 1 Falkirk: Bairns powered to second place

A late goal from Nathan Austin sealed second place in the Championship for Falkirk and a hard-fought win in a nervous game against Dumbarton.

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Robert Thomson and Stewart Carswell at full time. Picture: Garry Williamson/SNS

Dundee United 2 - 2 Dumbarton: Sons all but secure status

Stevie Aitken, the Dumbarton manager, hailed his players as they all but clinched their place in the Championship for next season.

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Rumour Mill: Halliday tackle should help clear Brown | Aberdeen want half | interest in Celtic target

Patrick Roberts believes the wild foul on him by Andy Halliday should see Scott Brown’s red card lifted, Aberdeen want a 50-50 split for the Scottish Cup final, and Henry Onyekuru has been monitored by three EPL sides.

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Dumbarton's Robert Thomson celebrates his goal. Picture: Sammy Turner/SNS

Queen of the South 1 - 2 Dumbarton: Gary Naysmith slams team

Gary Naysmith branded Queen of the South’s performance “disgusting” as Dumbarton inched closer to Championship safety.

Championship
Rhys McCabe scored with a 20-yard volley right out of the top drawer. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

Dumbarton 0 – 2 Dunfermline: McCabe volleys Pars to safety

One moment of quality in a game ruined by gale force winds was enough to give Dunfermline all three-points to leave them looking home and hosed in their bid for Championship consolidation whilst sucking Dumbarton right back into what now looks like a three-way fight to avoid the play-offs.

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Lewis Vaughan has been in fine form since signing for Dumbarton on loan. Picture: SNS

Is this the worst transfer of the Scottish football season?

Forget Joey Barton, Scott Boden or any of the 16 signings Hearts have made - Raith Rovers’ decision to loan striker Lewis Vaughan to Championship relegation rivals Dumbarton could be the worst transfer move of the Scottish football season, as Craig Fowler writes

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Kyle Magennis, centre, put St Mirren ahead

St Mirren pass up victory with another spot-kick failure

St Mirren’s penalty kick nightmare continued as another failure from the spot came back to haunt the Buddies and ensure their bid for Championship survival again hit the buffers, writes Alan Gallacher at Paisley 2021 Stadium.

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Lewis Vaughan scored in the second half. Morton later had a goal chalked off. Picture Michael Gillen

Dumbarton 1 - 0 Morton: Duffy glad to be talking football

Morton manager Jim Duffy was more concerned about his side losing 1-0 to Dumbarton yesterday than Neil Lennon’s press conference on Friday.

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SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP. Celtic v Rangers. Celtic�"s  Scott Brown in action.

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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Farid El Alagui in action for Ayr United. Picture: Garry Williamson/SNS

Ayr United 2 - 1 Dumbarton: Two sides now level on points

Ayr United came from behind with goals on either side of the interval to draw level on points with Dumbarton in the battle for Championship safety.

Championship
Martyn Boyle follows the ball into the net as his header earns a point for Hibs. Picture: SNS.

Jordon Forster cites TV factor in Hibs’ inconsistency

Good one week, bad the next - could the big defender explain it? Jordon Forster looked puzzled but had a go. “Dundee United was Friday night, on the telly, a big match atmosphere. Then it’s Dumbarton, not such a good atmosphere, not on the telly…”

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Andrew Shinnie battles for the ball with Dumbarton's Callum Gallagher and David Smith. Picture: SNS/Alan Rennie

Hibernian 2-2 Dumbarton: Martin Boyle’s late goal saves Hibs from shock defeat

Apparently the rest of the Championship are preparing their goodbyes. Dumbarton’s manager said before this game he doesn’t expect to see Hibernian again for a while so he wanted his players to enjoy this visit to the big stadium in the east. The Sons helped themselves to a point and this league isn’t letting anyone leave it just yet.

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Garry Fleming rolled  in the fourth. Picture Michael Gillen.

Dumbarton 4 - 0 Raith Rovers: Sons show little respect

Robert Thomson grabbed Dumbarton’s 500th goal at their Cheaper Insurance Direct ground and also netted their 501st as the Sons jumped above Raith in the race to avoid relegation issues with a 4-0 success over the Kirkcaldy men, writes Craig Stewart.

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Nicky Clark scored four goals

Dunfermline Athletic 5 - 1 Dumbarton: Nicky Clark nets four in thumping win

As with previous meetings between these two sides this season, this game produced a glut of goals – but whereas in other encounters they had been shared around, yesterday the count was emphatically in Dunfermline’s favour.

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