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Dumbarton take Hibernian midfielder Stanton on loan

Dumbarton manager Stephen Aitken got his man after Hibs agreed that midfielder Sam Stanton could join the Sons on loan until the end of the season, writes Craig Stewart.

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The Aston Villa defender has reportedly agreed a two-year deal to join Rangers. Picture: PA

Rumour Mill: Lescott to sign for Rangers | Celtic face UEFA charge over flags | Striker admits Hibs interest

Joleon Lescott has decided to sign for Rangers despite interest from Sunderland; Celtic fans defy warnings to wave Palestinian flags and club could face UEFA sanctions and Brian Graham insists he’s focused on Ross County despite interest from Hibs

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Donnelly covered both the Dundee clubs for national newspapers. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Football mourns death of respected journalist Dick Donnelly

Scottish football has lost one of its most distinctive and authoritative voices with the death of Dick Donnelly, a veteran journalist who was steeped in the game – on Tayside specifically.

Barrie McKay has been excellent for Rangers. Picture: SNS

11 lower league players who could step up to the Premiership

Plundering the lower leagues for the best talent can be a dicey game. For every Andy Robertson there are a handful who struggle badly with the step up in class and these unfortunate souls end up drifting back down from whence they came.

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Nathan Austin is glad he spoke out about racist abuse. Picture: SNS

East Fife’s Nathan Austin says racists couldn’t stop him

There could be quite an acceptance speech from Nathan Austin were he to claim the League Two player of the year accolade at the PFA Scotland awards in Glasgow tonight. Instead of thanking all those that made it possible, the departing East Fife winger could rail against all the racists he refused to allow make his footballing ambitions impossible.

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Surely Robbie Neilson deserved a nomination? Picture: Ian Rutherford

Six biggest Scottish football Manager of the Year snubs

The four nominees for Manager of the Year have been announced, with only one manager from the top flight gaining a nomination. While Jim McIntyre, Jim McInally, Mark Warburton and Peter Houston will fight it out for the award, we take a look at the six biggest snubs of the award.

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East Fife celebrate winning the Ladbrokes League Two title. Picture: Roddy Scott/SNS

Clyde 0 - 0 East Fife: League 2 title joy for Fifers

Perspiration turned to celebration for East Fife at the end of a tense stalemate at Broadwood with the point gained enough to confirm Gary Naysmith’s men as League Two Champions.

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Nathan Austin scored the third in East Fife's 3-0 win over Montrose. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS

East Fife on brink of title after 3-0 win over Montrose

Gary Naysmith’s East Fife need a maximum of three points from their remaining three games to seal the League Two title after a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Montrose at New Bayview.

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Ricky Little: Winning goal. Picture: SNS

League Two wrap: East Fife in profit despite draw

League 2 table-toppers East Fife were held 1-1 by Queen’s Park at Bayview but Gary Naysmith’s side actually increased their lead as closest rivals Clyde and Elgin City both lost.

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Jason Holt has improved greatly since signing for Rangers from Hearts. Picture: SNS

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 the four SPFL leagues?

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Elgin City manager Jim Weir saw his side go top of the league once more. Picture: SNS

League Two wrap: Elgin City return to the top

Elgin City returned to the top of League 2 thanks to a 2-0 success over ­bottom side East Stirlingshire at ­Borough Briggs.

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Chris Templeman: On target. Picture: SNS

League Two wrap: East Fife take over leadership

East Fife defeated Stirling Albion 1-0 at blustery Bayview to record a sixth win in a seven-game unbeaten run and reclaim top spot in the process. Forthbank goalkeeper
Chris Smith set the tone for an impressive display early on when he kept out an effort by Jamie Insalland it looked like he was going to deny the hosts with a string of impressive saves, but he was finally beaten 18 minutes from time. Substitute Kevin Smith sent East Fife to the summit when he nodded in a cross by Kyle Wilkie

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Nathan Austin has been in fine form for East Fife. Picture: Alan Murray

Falkirk win race to sign East Fife striker Nathan Austin

Falkirk last night beat off stiff competition from Premiership clubs to sign East Fife striker Nathan Austin.

East Fife boss Gary Naysmith.

League Two wrap: Elgin rise above Annan

A combination of rain and Elgin’s ability to finally win away games ended Annan’s three-month stay at the top of League 2.

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Barry Ferguson: High Tempo. Picture: SNS

Clyde close gap on leaders with narrow win at Annan

THE race for the League 2 title is very open after Clyde’s 3-2 win at Annan saw 2015 end with the top four sides separated by only four points.

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Scott Linton fired in an unstoppable opener. Picture: Scott Louden

League Two wrap: Clyde move within point of summit

ANNAN Athletic’s grip at the League Two summit continues to loosen as they slipped to a 3-2 defeat at home to Clyde who now sit second, a point behind the leaders.

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Barry Ferguson's Clyde stand in Annan's way today. Picture: SNS

Annan: Jim Chapman looks for positive reaction to defeat

Leaders Annan look to bounce back after losing to Stirling Albion last weekend when Clyde visit this afternoon and ensure that they end the first half of the season in pole position.

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Darren Lavery netted as Berwick leapt off the bottom of the table. Picture: Stuart Cobley

League Two wrap: Annan stay top despite defeat

Annan Athletic stay top of League Two despite slipping to a 1-0 loss at Stirling Albion, who climb into the top half as a result.

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Scott Ferguson. Picture: SNS

League Two wrap: Weatherson double keeps Annan clear

Annan Athletic remain two points clear with a game in hand after a 3-1 victory over East Stirling at Galabank.

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David Gormley was in top form for Clyde. Picture: SNS

League Two wrap: Berwick Rangers go bottom

League 2 leaders Annan were held to a 2-2 draw by visitors Arbroath with both managers­ unhappy at the end of the 90 minutes.

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