Phil O’Donnell’s son to parade Betfred Cup at Hampden final

Phil O’Donnell’s youngest son will parade the Betfred Cup around Hampden before his late father’s former clubs, Motherwell and Celtic, meet in the final.

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Scott Leitch was involved in a late-night bust up with a taxi driver. Picture: SNS/Craig Foy

Motherwell coach Scott Leitch involved in late-night bust up

A former Hearts and Motherwell star Scott Leitch has been fined £1,300 after being involved in a late-night bust up with a taxi driver on a busy motorway.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers. Picture: SNS

4 Premiership managers have their say on Michael O’Neill to Scotland

The four Northern Irish managers working in the Scottish Premiership each had their say on Thursday afternoon regarding national team boss Michael O’Neill and his link with the vacant Scotland’s manager’s job.

Craig Thomson will take charge of the Betfred Cup final between Motherwell and Celtic. Picture: SNS Group

Craig Thomson to take charge of Betfred Cup final

Craig Thomson has been appointed to referee the Betfred Cup final between Motherwell and Celtic later this month.

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Ross County manager Owen Coyle shouts encouragement during the win over Motherwell. Picture: Sammy Turner/SNS

Owen Coyle’s target is to bridge the gap with Celtic

Owen Coyle has made a 
positive impact since succeeding Jim McInytre at Ross County but his next test will be his toughest yet.

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Ross County's Davis Keillor-Dunn scores to make it 2-0. Picture: SNS/Sammy Turner

Ross County 3 - 2 Motherwell: Staggies hold on for frantic win

Michael Gardyne struck a double as Ross County withstood a second-half comeback from Motherwell to edge a five-goal thriller in Dingwall.

Motherwell striker Ryan Bowman's clash with Fabio Cardoso led to a Rangers fan sending an irate letter to the Fir Park club. Picture: SNS/Rob Casey

Motherwell chief receives bizarre letter from irate Rangers fan

Motherwell’s chief operating officer received a hand-written letter from an irate Rangers fan who expressed his hope that Celtic will defeat the Steelmen in the final of the Betfred Cup.

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Liam Henderson is in the last year of his contract. Picture: Greg Macvean

The top 10 players in Scottish football with expiring contracts

Craig Fowler picks his top 10 of players in Scottish football who’ll be available for free next summer.

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Stephen Robinson leaves Hampden after his disciplinary hearing - the Motherwell manager has been cleared to lead his side out at Hampden in the Betfred Cup final. Picture: SNS Group

Motherwell boss Stephen Robinson cleared for Betfred Cup final

Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson has been cleared to lead his team out at Hampden after a disciplinary hearing.

 Hibernian's John McGinn (below) in action with Motherwell's Andy Rose.

The same but different from Hibs as they blunt Motherwell

Both these sides are, in their own way, among the most entertaining in the country at the moment, and although Hibernian’s general play may be easier on the eye, until this encounter at least, Motherwell’s style had proved more effective, with the Lanarkshire side now looking forward to a Betfred Cup final next month.

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Hibernian's Paul Hanlon holds off Motherwell's Ryan Bowman. Picture: SNS/Craig Foy

Motherwell 0 - 1 Hibs: Martin Boyle pounces on blunder for win

“My head is throbbing from shouting at them,” quipped a mostly satisfied Neil Lennon after his side emerged victorious from what was a potentially tricky fixture for Hibernian at Fir Park.

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Craig Tanner pounces to score the only goal at Dens Park as in-form Motherwell extended their winning sequence to four games. Picture: SNS

Dundee 0 - 1 Motherwell: Tanner fires Steelmen into third

It’s amazing what a combination of talent, confidence and good old-fashioned brawn can do. If Motherwell really are as reckless as Rangers claim, it’s certainly effective.

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Celtic fans have been given the majority of the tickets for the Betfred Cup final. Picture: PA

Celtic fans to get majority of Hampden tickets for Betfred Cup final

Celtic fans will pack out Hampden Park for the Betfred Cup final against Motherwell after ticketing information was released.

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Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha and, far left, Motherwell boss Stephen Robinson. Picture: SNS Group

Pedro Caixinha accepts one-game ban over Hampden bust-up

Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha will watch Wednesday night’s clash with Kilmarnock from the Ibrox stands after accepting a one-match ban for his touchline bust-up with Stephen Robinson.


Rumour Mill: Celtic step up defender chase | Rangers slam Alves ban | Ref demoted

Celtic step up interest in Croatian defender; Rangers hit out at Bruno Alves ban with strongly-worded statement and referee demoted from Scottish Premiership duty this weekend

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Steven McLean pictured during the Rangers-Motherwell Betfred Cup semi final. Picture: Michael Gillen

Steven McLean ‘demoted to Scottish Championship’ after criticism

Referee Steven McLean will not take charge of a Scottish Premiership match this weekend, and has instead been handed the Scottish Championship derby between St Mirren and Greenock Morton.

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Pedro Caixinha and Stephen Robinson face touchline bans

Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson is facing the very real prospect of a Hampden touchline ban following his dismissal in the Betfred Cup semi-final.

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Rangers' Fabio Cardoso and Motherwell's Ryan Bowman. Picture: SNS

Why Ryan Bowman wasn’t sent off against Rangers

The latest edition of Ref Review looks at the incident involving Motherwell striker Ryan Bowman and Fabio Cardoso of Rangers, with the latter sustaining a broken nose.

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Bruno Alves pictured at full time at Hampden. The Rangers defender has been offered a two-match ban. Picture: SNS Group

Rangers slam two-match ban offered to Bruno Alves

Rangers have hit out at the two-match ban offered to Bruno Alves by the Scottish FA’s compliance officer for appearing to kick out at Motherwell striker Louis Moult.

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Bruno Alves rises highest in an aerial battle with Cedric Kipre, left, and Peter Hartley of Motherwell. Picture: SNS

Kris Boyd: Rangers were bullied by Motherwell in semi-final

Ex-Rangers striker Kris Boyd reckons his former side were “bullied” by Motherwell in the Betfred Cup semi-final.

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