The 12 best full-backs in Scottish football right now

The top 12 full-backs currently playing in Scottish football at the moment, as voted by members of The Terrace Scottish Football Podcast

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Rumour Mill: Lovenkrands in frame for Rangers role | Strachan fired up Canada | Cummings leaves home

Former Rangers striker Peter Lovenkrands is to be interviewed for the No 3 role at Ibrox, Falkirk’s Canada winger Fraser Aird says Gordon Strachan fired up his side with his pre-match comments, and Hibs striker Jason Cummings is striking out on his own.

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Rumour Mill: Caixinha to outline transfer plans | Zidane backs Dembele | Aberdeen want Devlin

Pedro Caixinha will outline his transfer plans to Dave King when he meets the Rangers chairman for the first time today, Zinedine Zidane has backed Moussa Dembele to break into the France squad sooner rather than later, and Aberdeen are interested in Hamilton defender Michael Devlin.

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Liam Craig nets in St Johnstone's win at Motherwell. Picture: SNS/Craig Foy

Motherwell 1 - 2 St Johnstone: Liam Craig’s double takes Saints above Hearts

Liam Craig’s double for St Johnstone was enough to condemn Motherwell to a 2-1 defeat in Stephen Robinson’s first home game since he was appointed manager.

Stephen Robinson was announced as new Motherwell manager earlier this week. Picture: SNS

Stephen Robinson is ‘exactly what Motherwell need’

Motherwell midfielder Stephen Pearson believes Stephen Robinson’s demanding nature is exactly what they need.


Rumour Mill: Kenny Miller to coach Rangers | Record BT TV deal | Man U want Dembele

Pedro Caixinha could be about to bring Rangers striker on to his management team, BT Sport want to outmuscle Sky and gain control of Scottish football, and Manchester United and Everton eye Celtic forward.

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Stephen Robinson has been handed the job on a permanent basis. Picture: SNS

Stephen Robinson becomes Motherwell boss on permanent basis

Motherwell have confirmed the appointment of interim boss Stephen Robinson as the club’s new manager on a permanent basis.

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Rumour Mill: Big tax case appeal | Rangers axe coach | Celtic fans warned

The ‘big tax case’ relating to oldco Rangers will be heard at the Supreme Court today, new Ibrox boss Pedro Caixinha has decided to axe goalkeeping coach Jim Stewart, and Celtic fans have been warned not to try and buy tickets for the home end of Sunday’s trip to Dundee.

Premiership 282

Rumour Mill: King to meet Caixinha | Chelsea want Rangers kid | ‘brilliant’ Bobby Madden

Rangers chairman Dave King will fly into Glasgow next week to meet with new boss Pedro Caixinha, Ibrox wonderkid Billy Gilmour could be on his way to Chelsea, and ex-referee Dermot Gallagher has praised the performance of “brilliant” Bobby Madden in the Old Firm derby.

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Nathan Austin wheels away afte4r scoring Falkirks second goal. Picture: Michael Gillen

Ayr United 1 - 4 Falkirk: The Bairns are growing up fast

Falkirk closed the gap on Championship leaders Hibs to six points after Nathan Austin’s double helped stretch their unbeaten run to nine games.

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Aberdeens Niall McGinn celebrates after his extra-time goal sealed victory for Aberdeen. Photograph: Craig Foy/SNS

Aberdeen 1 - 0 Motherwell: Eight wins in a row at Pittodrie

Aberdeen defeated Motherwell for the second time in under a month and while the circumstances could hardly have been more different, yesterday’s three points will be just as satisfying for the Pittodrie club as they close in on a second place finish.

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Paul Le Guen did not enjoy a successful spell with Rangers. Picture: SNS

Judging every foreign manager in Scottish football history

Portuguese coach Pedro Caixinha remains the favourite to succeed Mark Warburton in the Rangers hotseat, which has brought up the debate of foreign managers and their rate of success in Scottish football.

Premiership 9

Rumour Mill: Caixinha makes Rangers wait | Ibrox target quits | Ravanelli for Motherwell? | Forrest a doubt

Pedro Caixinha has delayed his trip to Glasgow after talks to become new Rangers boss stalled, Ibrox director of football candidate Paul Mitchell has quit his role at Tottenham, Fabrizio Ravanelli is among the applicants to take over as new boss of Motherwell, and James Forrest is a doubt for Sunday’s Old Firm clash.

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Joe Garner celebrates his hat-trick. Picture: SNS/Rob Casey

Five conclusions from Rangers 6 - 0 Hamilton Academical

Rangers eased into the last four of the William Hill Scottish Cup with a comfortable second half performance at Ibrox against Hamilton Academical. Rangers midfield trio shines in what has been a good week for the team, although they will have to improve with Celtic on the horizon, writes Joel Sked.

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Motherwell secured a crucial three points in the battle to avoid the drop. Picture: SNS/Craig Foy

Kilmarnock 1 - 2 Motherwell: Double centurion Kris Boyd misses penalty as Well secure big win

Kris Boyd scored his 200th goal in Scotland’s top flight but his injury-time penalty miss cost Kilmarnock a point as Motherwell won the battle of the caretaker managers at Rugby Park.

Premiership 1

Rumour Mill: Caixinha in place for Celtic clash | Messi wants Dembele at Barcelona | McGhee to Kilmarnock

Pedro Caixinha wants to have his move to Rangers finalised in time for the Old Firm derby, Lionel Messi wants Barcelona to sign Moussa Dembele, and Mark McGhee has emerged as a surprise contender for the vacant manager’s job at Kilmarnock.

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Rumour Mill: Pedro Caixinha for Rangers job | Next Motherwell manager | Rangers need ‘Neil Lennon-type’

Portuguese coach Pedro Caixinha is in the running to be next manager of Rangers; Owen Coyle, Lee McCulloch and Simo Valakari are among the favourites to be next Motherwell boss, though Stephen Robinson is likely to succeed Mark McGhee, and Derek Ferguson insists Rangers need a player like Neil Lennon to improve fortunes at Ibrox.

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A grim-looking Mark McGhee in the Fir Park dugout as Motherwell lost 5-1 to Dundee. Picture: Roddy Scott/SNS

Mark McGhee succumbs to fan power on Motherwell board

Mark McGhee is certainly not the first to discover that supporters can play just as big a part in determining a manager’s future as a club’s directors.

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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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Mark McGhee has parted company with Motherwell. Picture: SNS

Motherwell sack manager Mark McGhee

Mark McGhee has been sacked as manager of Motherwell following a poor run of results, culminating in Saturday’s embarrassing 5-1 home loss to Dundee.

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