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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Jamie Walker netted into double figures for Hearts. Picture: Ian Georgeson

The top 50 players in Scottish football this season (50-41)

Part one in Craig Fowler’s list counting down the SPFL’s best players from the 2016/17 season.

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Barrie McKay celebrates his winning goal against Hearts. Pic: SNS/Craig Williamson

The curious case of Barrie McKay

An exciting, incisive winger destined for the top or an inconsistent, lightweight luxury who goes missing when it matters? Barrie McKay is a curious case, writes Joel Sked.

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Wato Kuate, left, celebrates his goal with fellow scorers Simon Murray, centre, and Blair Spittal. Picture: SNS

Dundee Utd 3-0 Morton: Tannadice men seal semi-final spot

Simon Murray is becoming expert at scoring just after the break, grabbing another vital goal here to put Dundee United in a comfortable position from which to progress to next week’s semi-final play-off with Falkirk.

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Blair Spittal strikes the winner for Dundee United at Cappielow last night. Picture: SNS.

Simon Murray and Blair Spittal seal win for Dundee United

Dundee United placed themselves firmly in the driving seat for the Premiership play-off semi-final with victory at Cappielow last night, but had to recover from a first-half performance that was nothing short of a car crash to 
do so.

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Dundee United manager Ray McKinnon says his team are coming into form at just the right time.

United still ‘lively’ after 50-game season says Ray McKinnon

Acutely aware Dundee United are currently marking the 30th anniversary of a season when they played 70 matches, including two legs of a Uefa Cup final, Ray McKinnon stopped well short of proposing fatigue as an excuse.

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Blair Spittal netted equaliser. Picture: Michael Gillen

Morton 1 - 1 Dundee United: Stalemate forces return date

A point apiece means these two will meet again in the Premiership play-off quarter-finals after United’s hopes of finishing second were finally dashed.

Darren McGregor has made it into the Team of the Year. Picture: Neil Hanna

Four Hibs players named in PFA Championship team of the year

Four Hibs players were today named in PFA Scotland’s Championship team of the year after helping guide the Easter Road club to the title.

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Should Tommy Wright have earned a nomination. Picture: Michael Gillen

Six biggest PFA Scotland Manager of the Year snubs

Craig Fowler goes through the list of managers who’ll feel unfortunate to have missed out on a nomination

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is in contention. Picture: John Devlin

Poll: Who should win Scotland’s manager of the year award?

PFA Scotland have announced the shortlist for the 2016/17 Manager of the Year award.

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Morton manager Jim Duffy. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS

Four-man shortlist for Manager of the Year announced

Jim Duffy is on the four-man shortlist for the PFA Scotland Manager of the Year award.

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Dunfermline's Nicky Clark was on target again. Picture: Ross Parker

Dunfermline Athletic 3 - 1 Morton: Pars eye mid-table finish

Dunfermline sent their fans home happy for the summer as they recorded a victory that keeps them on course for fifth place in their first year back in the SPFL Championship.

Darren McGregor can count himself unlucky not to be included. Picture: SNS

The 4 biggest Championship player of the year snubs

The votes have been counted and the nominees announced: this year’s SPFA Scottish Championship Player of the Year award winner will be contested between Jason Cummings and John McGinn, both of Hibs, along with Queen of the South striker Stephen Dobbie and Morton midfielder Ross Forbes.

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John McGinn, right, has been nominated for the second year in succession. Picture: John Devlin

Hibs stars lead Championship player of the year nominees

Hibs duo Jason Cummings and John McGinn have been nominated for SPFA Championship Player of the Year for the second year in succession.

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Mortons Michael Tidser gets the better of Alan Forrest.  Photograph: Roddy Scott/SNS

Morton 1 - 1 Ayr United: Ton secure a play-off place

Results elsewhere meant that Morton secured a play-off place but, in extending their winless sequence to seven matches, they did little to suggest that they can negotiate a passage into the top tier.

Morton manager Jim Duffy. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS

Three-game ban for Jim Duffy over Neil Lennon bust-up

Jim Duffy has been banned for three matches (one suspended) for his touchline bust-up with Neil Lennon.

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Craig Barr opened the scoring against Morton yesterday with an instinctive header. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Raith Rovers 2 - 0 Morton: Craig’s the bravest Barr none

If courage and character are to be key factors in a battle for survival in the Championship, then step forward Craig Barr, who produced a colossal display as Raith Rovers secured a pivotal 2-0 victory against Morton.

Hibs manager Neil Lennon. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS

D-day for Hibs in bid to delay Neil Lennon’s SFA hearing

Hibernian will find out today if they have been successful in lobbying to have the date of Neil Lennon’s disciplinary hearing pushed back.

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Dundee United's Tony Andreu has been excellent all season. Picture: SNS

The 10 Scottish Championship player of the year hopefuls

Award season is firmly heating up with player and young player of the year nominations likely to be announced within the next couple of weeks.

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