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Hibs striker Jamie Insall fails drugs test

Hibs striker Jamie Insall has failed a drugs test.

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The Livi Lions were too obvious to make the list. Picture: SNS

Quiz: How well do you know Scottish football nicknames?

Take over quiz and see if you can match the club with their official nickname, according to the SPFL website.

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Stuart Armstrong was widely praised for his performance against Slovenia on Sunday. Picture: Michael Gillen

4 of the best Scotland debuts to rival Stuart Armstrong

How fast fortunes can change in football – especially when Scotland are involved.

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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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East Fife manager Barry Smith hailed Paterson

Livingston 0 - 1 East Fife: Nicki Paterson makes his mark

East Fife manager Barry Smith hailed match-winner Nicki Paterson’s moment of brilliance after the midfielder’s stunning volley secured the Methil club’s first ever victory at Livingston.

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Barry Smith has led East Fife to four consecutive wins since returning to management following a spell as a football journalist. Picture: SNS

Barry Smith happy to swap journalism for East Fife dugout

Like any manager of a lower league side, Barry Smith has to put his shoulder to the wheel at East Fife. But his responsibilities don’t also stretch to writing match reports on the club website.

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Ian Cathro is set to replace Robbie Neilson as Hearts boss. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Ian Cathro set to replace Robbie Neilson as Hearts boss

Ian Cathro is the clear front runner to replace Robbie Neilson as Hearts close in on the Newcastle United assistant manager. Tynecastle officials are confident of luring Cathro north once Neilson is confirmed as the new manager of MK Dons, which should happen by the end of the week.

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Dundee boss Paul Hartley is said to be among the leading candidates. Picture: SNS

Who are the leading candidates to become next Hearts boss?

Robbie Neilson, at the time of writing, is on his way down to Milton Keynes to discuss terms about a potential move to MK Dons.

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Hibs midfielder Sam Stanton, who has joined Dumbarton on loan.

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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