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Hearts 1 - 0 St Johnstone: Lafferty fires Hearts above Hibs

Hearts go into Tuesday’s Edinburgh derby ahead of rivals Hibs in the league table for the first time this season. However, there were no chants of “bring on the Hibees” at Murrayfield as the hosts survived a war of attrition with an out-of-form St Johnstone side.

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Hearts Michael Smith, training at Riccarton ahead of todays clash with St Johnstone, is looking forward to a run of home matches. Picture: SNS.

Hearts newcomers are bonding well says Michael Smith

Much has been said about Hearts’ new main stand and the fact that the protracted timescale has forced them to see out more than the first quarter of the season on the road.

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Hearts manager Craig Levein during training at Oriam. Picture: Bruce White/SNS

Craig Levein hails Tommy Wright as architect of St Johnstone success

Hearts manager Craig Levein has paid tribute to his ‘fantastic’ St Johnstone counterpart Tommy Wright for working marvels with the Perth club, insisting that while others laid the groundwork, he has built on that in impressive style.

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New Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke. Picture: SNS/Paul Devlin

6 things we learned from the Ladbrokes Premiership weekend

Domestic football returned after the international break and Celtic remain top on goal difference ahead of Aberdeen following their 1-0 win over Dundee at Parkhead on Saturday, while Partick Thistle slumped to the bottom after losing 2-0 at home to Kilmarnock.

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Rangers' Carlos Pena celebrates his second goal to make it 2-0. Picture: SNS

Five things we learned from St Johnstone 0 - 3 Rangers

Craig Fowler gives his take on the action after Rangers defeated ten-man St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park.

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St Johnstone and Rangers players clash after an altercation between Paul Paton (far left) and Graham Dorrans (second right). Picture: SNS

St Johnstone 0 - 3 Rangers: How the players rated on each side

Ratings out of ten for the players on both sides after Rangers defeated St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park.

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Carlos Pena scores to make it 1-0 Rangers. Picture: SNS

St Johnstone 0 - 3 Rangers: Pena nets double for ruthless visitors

A Carlos Pena double helped Rangers to a 3-0 Ladbrokes Premiership win over 10-man St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park.

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Rangers striker Kenny Miller in training on Wednesday. Picture: SNS

Kenny Miller has not travelled with Rangers squad to McDiarmid Park

Kenny Miller has not travelled with the Rangers squad for Friday night’s trip to St Johnstone.

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Tommy Wright hits back at ‘paranoid’ Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha

St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright has hit back at “paranoid” Pedro Caixinha following claims his side were leaked team information last season.

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Rumour Mill: Rangers ‘have closed gap on Celtic’ | Brendan Rodgers to Chelsea? | Gordon Strachan’s future

Josh Windass believes Rangers have closed the gap on Celtic, Brendan Rodgers is among the frontrunners with the bookmakers to take over from Antonio Conte at Chelsea, and Gordon Strachan’s future with Scotland will be decided by the SFA board later today.

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Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha assesses his squad ahead of Friday night's visit to St Johnstone. Picture: SNS

Pedro Caixinha says Rangers team was leaked to St Johnstone

Pedro Caixinha has welcomed Kenny Miller back into the first-team fold at Rangers but has made fresh claims of inside information being leaked from the Ibrox club.

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Rumour Mill: Brown will stay if Strachan does | St Johnstone striker blasts Caixinha | ex-Rangers star for Kilmarnock job?

Scott Brown will postpone his international retirement if Gordon Strachan remains in charge, Steven MacLean has fired back at Pedro Caixinha, and Gordon Petric is on the shortlist to replace Lee McCulloch at Kilmarnock.

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Steven MacLean fires back at Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha

St Johnstone striker Steven MacLean has hit back at Pedro Caixinha over comments made by the Portuguese head coach comparing the Perth side to Greenock Morton at the weekend.

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Adam Rooney celebrates opening the scoring against St Johnstone. Picture: SNS.

Kari Arnason baffled as Aberdeen men are snubbed by Scotland

Kari Arnason is hoping to spend the next week playing his part in getting Iceland to next year’s World Cup finals in Russia but is surprised none of his Aberdeen team-mates is on a similar mission with Scotland.

Adam Rooney bagged a hat-trick as Aberdeen maintained their unbeaten start to the league. Picture: SNS Group

Aberdeen 3-0 St Johnstone: Rooney nets hat-trick as Dons stay unbeaten

The attacking options the arrival of Gary Mackay-Steven, Greg Stewart and Stevie May has added at Aberdeen might have been dominating the headlines recently but it’s Adam Rooney who just keeps on grabbing the goals

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Rumour Mill: Celtic keen on Icelandic starlet | Aberdeen ‘nearly signed Ginola’ | Sutton on ‘Rangers rat’

Celtic linked with Icelandic defensive midfielder; Aberdeen wanted to sign David Ginola and Chris Sutton tells Pedro Caixinha to ‘sack the Rangers rat’

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St Johnstone's Michael O'Halloran celebrates his winning goal. Picture: SNS

4 of the most interesting stats in the Scottish Premiership right now

To help you look forward to week seven of the Scottish Premiership season, we’ve collated some of the most interesting advanced statistics thus far.

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Scott Tanser, right, in action for St Johnstone against Hamilton Accies. Picture: SNS

English football ‘a lot softer’ than Scottish football

Scott Tanser claims English football is a “lot softer” than the Scottish variety after enjoying the approach to the game north of the border since his summer move to St Johnstone.

Former Rangers boss Alex McLeish has questioned the fitness levels of the Rangers team. Picture: SNS Group

Alex McLeish questions fitness levels of Rangers players

Former Rangers boss Alex McLeish has raised questions over the fitness levels of the Rangers players following their 2-0 home defeat to Celtic on Saturday.

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Gary Woods was forced off early in the second half at McDiarmid Park. Picture: SNS Group

Hamilton’s Gary Woods out of Rangers clash after ‘freak kidney injury’

Hamilton keeper Gary Woods will miss Friday night’s showdown with Rangers after suffering a lacerated kidney.

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