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Rumour Mill: Celtic interest in Manchester United star | Rangers confident of Walker deal | Adams wants Aberdeen job

Celtic have been linked with Manchester United’s Adnan Januzaj and Liverpool youngster Ryan Kent, Rangers are still confident of landing Jamie Walker before the weekend is over, and Derek Adams is interested in becoming Aberdeen manager.

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Celtic won last season's Betfred League Cup. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

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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Rumour Mill: Armstrong to interest English elite | McKay sweats over deal | Lennon to add duo

Stuart Armstrong will have his choice of the best teams in England according to Celtic legend, Barrie McKay is made to sweat on new Rangers deal and Neil Lennon is set to add two to Hibs squad.

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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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Lewis Vaughan in action for Dumbarton. Pic: SNS/Rob Casey

Lewis Vaughan ready to kick on after loan success at Dumbarton

After two seasons of torment for Raith Rovers’ Lewis Vaughan, the 21-year-old is hoping to kick on next season, wherever that may be.

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Brechin City players dance with joy following their shoot-out victory over Raith Rovers. Picture: SNS.

John Hughes exits as Raith Rovers are relegated

The unfortunate reign of John Hughes as Raith Rovers manager came to an end on Saturday night when the 52-year-old parted company with the club within hours of the Kirkcaldy men slipping into League 1.

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Raith Rovers have departed with manager John Hughes. Pic: SNS/Alan Rennie

Raith Rovers part with John Hughes after relegation

Raith Rovers have parted company with John Hughes after the club were relegated from the Championship.

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Declan McManus draws Raith Rovers level with Brechin at Glebe Park in their play-off first leg. Picture: SNS.

Brechin 1 - 1 Raith Rovers: Declan McManus rescues Fifers

Raith Rovers paid the penalty for some controversial 
refereeing decisions as they were held by Brechin in the Championship Play-Off semi-final last night.

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Jonny Court celebrates his opening goal.  
Photograph: Walter Neilson.

Raith Rovers 2 - 1 Ayr Utd: Recovery in vain after red card

A red card for goalkeeper Pavol Penksa after barely a minute was surely not in the team-talk manager John Hughes said would be delivered by kitman Simon Pollock. Penksa, who was brought in to solve a goalkeeping emergency, caused a crisis all on his own, launching into Craig Moore and deserving an instant dismissal.

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Raith Rovers' under-20s coach Craig Easton (right). Picture: SNS

Craig Easton positive despite losing out on the double

As the lights went out on Raith Rovers’ Under 20’s sides dream of a league and cup double this week, manager Craig Easton remains optimistic for the future.

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Cowdenbeath manager Gary Locke will be looking to rescue the Blue Brazil from the relegation play-off place. Picture: SNS

The five biggest games in Scottish football this weekend

The most important matches in Scottish football this weekend as the final day of the regular season takes place in the lower leagues

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St Mirren players celebrate the victory that ensures they can no longer finish bottom of the league.  Photograph: Bill Murray/SNS

St Mirren 5 - 0 Raith Rovers: Buddies nearer great escape

This was quite simply a demolition job by St Mirren. They flattened fellow strugglers Raith in every sense with a performance that would have been worthy of champions let alone a side battling to beat the drop as their remarkable resurgence under Jack Ross continues.

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Hibs manager Neil Lennon said he was 'justified' in his selection. Picture: SNS

Neil Lennon defends decision to make 10 changes to Hibs team

Hibernian manager Neil Lennon last night defended his decision to make ten changes to his team as Raith Rovers left Easter Road empty-handed in their bid to avoid relegation from the Championship.

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James Keatings opens the scoring for Hibs against Raith. He would also bag the winner. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

Hibs 3 - 2 Raith: James Keatings wins it for champions

After the shock return of the boyband, Neil Lennon sent out a couple of kids and they were able to reward him with something the more experienced Hibernian players hadn’t been able to achieve all season – a win over Raith Rovers.

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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.

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Lewis Vaughan has been in fine form since signing for Dumbarton on loan. Picture: SNS

Is this the worst transfer of the Scottish football season?

Forget Joey Barton, Scott Boden or any of the 16 signings Hearts have made - Raith Rovers’ decision to loan striker Lewis Vaughan to Championship relegation rivals Dumbarton could be the worst transfer move of the Scottish football season, as Craig Fowler writes

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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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Kallum Higginbotham scored from the spot. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Dunfermline Athletic 1 - 0 Raith Rovers: Pars’ vital victory

Ahead of a fraught Fife derby, Raith Rovers manager John Hughes had urged his players to have “ice in their veins”. Instead, it was a Dunfermline player who displayed laudable composure as Kallum Higginbotham stepped up to ‘Panenka’ the Pars to victory.

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Lee Miller celebrates his goal against Raith Rovers. Picturee: Michael Gillen

Falkirk 1 - 0 Raith Rovers: Lee Miller gives Bairns hope

After their recent, dramatic last-gasp defeat by Hibs, Peter Houston conceded Falkirk had given themselves too much ground to make up in the title race. He remains unwilling to change his tune, despite this victory which, coupled with the Easter Road side again failing to win, left them a chink of light left to aim for at the summit.

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Troon FC have signed experienced midfielder Ryan Stevenson. Picture: Troon FC

Ryan Stevenson comes out of retirement to signs for Troon

Former Hearts midfielder Ryan Stevenson has joined junior side Troon FC on a deal until summer 2018 – a matter of weeks after the 32-year-old announced his retirement from football.

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