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Most interesting expiring contracts in the Scottish Premiership

There are 105 Scottish Premiership players currently sitting on expiring contracts. Some are sure to stay, others will definitely go, but which ones fall somewhere in the middle? Here, Craig Fowler picks the single most interesting expiring contract from each of the top flight clubs, while also looking at a few others with their futures up in the air.

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Callum Paterson slides in to poke the ball past Ross County goalkeeper Scott Fox. Picture: SNS.

Callum Paterson: Hearts set up to make it easy for new boss

Callum Paterson, the Hearts defender, is convinced whoever takes up the Gorgie club’s managerial mantle will have the best possible chance of hitting the ground running in a seamless transition.

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Left to righ: Ross County's Liam Boyce, Hearts' Jamie Walker and Kenny Van Der Weg battle for the ball. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS

Ross County 2 - 2 Hearts: Jamie Walker misses late penalty

Ross County goalkeeper Scott Fox denied Hearts victory in the fifth minute of stoppage-time by saving Jamie Walker’s penalty.

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Rangers are interested in former Liverpool midfielder Joao Teixeira. Picture: Getty

Rumour Mill: Rangers eye Teixeira | Souness criticises King | Hibs moved for Pennant and Osman

Rangers are looking to sign Porto midfielder Joao Teixeira, Graeme Souness believes Dave King is paying for his failure to keep promises made to Rangers fans, and Hibs reveal moves for former English Premier League stars Leon Osman and Jermaine Pennant.

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Accies Massimo Donati, right, puts a challenge in on Countys Liam Boyce. Picture: Sammy Turner/SNS

Ross County 1 - 1 Hamilton: Missed chances cost Staggies

Managers, with few exceptions, like to ignore the league table until the Christmas decorations are down. It should be no mystery why – there would be only madness bred from studying the weekly permutations of this Premiership bottom half.

Ross Countys Craig Curran, right, celebrates with Michael Gardyne after scoring his sides third goal at McDiarmid Park. Photograph: Ian Georgeson/SNS

St Johnstone 2 - 4 Ross County: Saints made to suffer

A shivering McDiarmid Park was hardly evocative of the balmy days of August but this was the day Ross County finally rediscovered the spark of their early season form to record their first win in 11 games. It was more comprehensive than the scoreline might suggest and in the crazily inconsistent world of the Scottish Premiership it was enough to rocket them from bottom of the pile to the cusp of the top six.

Kieran Tierney has been pushed forward to create an unorthodox 3-5-2 system at Celtic. Picture: John Devlin

Biggest tactical trends in Scottish football this season

The final international break of the year has been endured, and now the league enters a busy period before the winter break. While the inquests and investigations are under way to solve the inextricable Rubik’s cube that is Scottish football, focus switches to the domestic game.

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Rangers manager Mark Warburton was unhappy with his team's missed chances. Picture: SNS.

Mark Warburton: Rangers ‘too sloppy’ against Ross County

Mark Warburton criticised his Rangers players for a “sloppy” performance yesterday after they failed in their bid to reclaim second place in the Premiership.

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Andrew Davies scores the equaliser for Ross County. Picture: SNS.

Ross County 1 - 1 Rangers: Staggies block path to second spot

Playing a league game in 
Dingwall for the first time, Rangers couldn’t quite seize history – and second place in the Premiership – against a spirited Ross County.

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Jason Holt has taken his chance in the Rangers midfield after recovering from injury. Picture: Craig Williamson/SNS

Rangers boss happy to rely on lieutenants

Mark Warburton is relieved Rangers have not exhausted all their options as they face up to playing the remainder of the campaign without either of their marquee signings.

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Will Brendan Rodgers win the treble in his first season? Picture: John Devlin

Five predictions for the rest of the Scottish Premiership season

With the first round of fixtures done and dusted for just about every team, Craig Fowler gives five predictions for the remainder of the Scottish Premiership season.

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Delirious Hibs fans celebrate after David Gray scores the winning goal in the Scottish Cup final. Picture: Robert Perry

Why 2016 has been the year of the sporting underdog

2016 will forever be remembered as the year the world lost its mind.

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Scott McDonald, right,  passes the ball under pressure from Ross County's Ian McShane. Picture: SNS

Motherwell 4 - 1 Ross County: Mark McGhee is all smiles

Ross County slumped to second bottom the Premiership after a lacklustre performance against a revitalised Motherwell side, who were slick, direct and creative from first whistle to last.

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Ross County's Paul Quinn, left, and Chris Burke are left dejected after their 4-1 reverse against Motherwell. Picture: SNS/ Roddy Scott

Five things we learned from the Scottish football weekend

After yet another dramatic afternoon of football we take a look at five aspects of the Scottish football weekend.

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Alan Muir runs to book Craig Gordon after the Celtic goalkeeper took out Liam Boyce. Picture: SNS

Why Craig Gordon wasn’t sent off against Ross County

The latest edition of Ref Review looks at Alan Muir’s decision to show Craig Gordon a yellow card during Celtic’s 4-0 win at Ross County.

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers. Picture: SNS

Brendan Rodgers got all he wanted from Ross County trip

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers got exactly what he wanted from a testing trip to Ross County as three goals in the closing minutes secured a 4-0 win after he had made eight changes to the side that defeated Rangers on Sunday.

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Scott Sinclair fires past Scott Fox for Celtic's third goal. Picture: SNS

Five things we learned from Ross County 0 - 4 Celtic

Craig Fowler gives his take on Celtic’s victory at Ross County. A result achieved despite eight changes in the Celtic starting XI.

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Ross County's Andrew Davies (right) and Celtic's Leigh Griffiths (left) exchange words during the match. Picture: PA

Ross County 0 - 4 Celtic: Visitors pile on late misery

The gap between Celtic and Ross County wasn’t as sizeable as the final scoreline at the Global Energy Stadium last night may have suggested.

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Joey Barton, even when available, has failed to live up to his pre-season billing. Picture: PA

Seven highly anticipated summer signings still to get going

In honour of Joey Barton, who will meet with Rangers on Thursday to discuss his future following six weeks away through a club-imposed suspension, we look at other SPFL signings this past summer who’ve left fans feeling underwhelmed.

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Jim McIntyre backed his side to pull off an upset. Picture: John Devlin

Jim McIntyre on what Ross County need to do to beat Celtic

Ross County boss Jim McIntyre is adamant his players have the confidence to produce a result against Celtic.

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