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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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Dundee United's Nick van der Velden holds off St Mirren's Jason Naismith. Picture: SNS

St Mirren 0 - 2 Dundee United: Vistors spoil Jack Ross’s day

Ray McKinnon’s Dundee United played spoiler as they condemned Jack Ross to defeat in his first game in charge of St Mirren.

Jim Goodwin takes over from Jack Ross. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Alloa Athletic name Jim Goodwin as their new manager

Jim Goodwin has been named as the new manager of Alloa Athletic, replacing outgoing boss Jack Ross.

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Hibernian's Alex Harris makes it 1-0 against St Mirren in Saturday's Irn-Bru Cup clash at Easter Road. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS Group

Highs and lows for Alex Harris in Hibs’ Irn-Bru Cup defeat

On a personal level, you can imagine that Alex Harris felt relatively content with his afternoon’s contribution. Collectively, Hibernian are counting the cost of a performance that provoked a withering chiding from head coach Neil Lennon.

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St Mirren's Stephen Mallan (centre) celebrates scoring the equaliser. Picture: SNS

Hibs 1 - 2 St Mirren: Hibees poor run continues

Had Hibernian displayed the kind of conviction that head coach Neil Lennon evinced after the game, their name would have gone into the Irn-Bru Cup quarter-final draw at the expense of St Mirren.

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Celtic and Scotland star Kieran Tierney is a wanted man. Picture: SNS

Rumour Mill: Arsenal and Man City eye Tierney | England want Karamoko Dembele | Barton’s Qatar boot camp

Arsenal and Manchester City wish to pry Celtic left back Kieran Tierney away from Parkhead, England are planning to swoop for 13-year-old Celtic starlet Karamoko Dembele, and Rangers midfielder Joey Barton has been taken unusual measures to keep his fitness up.

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New St Mirren manager Jack Ross is unveiled to the media. Picture: SNS Group

St Mirren the ‘right fit’ for me says new boss Jack Ross

The Paisley 2021 stadium was build by the property company of recently-appointed 
St Mirren chairman Gordon Scott. He has intimate knowledge of a place where he is found daily after the supporter-led takeover in July underpinned by his investment. That extends to all the ways he made the smart, modern stadium meet Uefa specifications. As Scott yesterday discussed his biggest decision since taking charge in the summer, though, he could have had cause to consider his design for St Mirren’s home lacked something: a revolving door for the manager’s office.

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Karamoko Dembele made his debut for Celtic under-20s on Monday evening. Picture: Jamie Williamson

Rumour Mill: Ladbrokes sorry for Karamoko Dembele bets | Barton staying at Rangers | Kazim-Richards denies Rodgers row

Ladbrokes apologise for opening a book on 13-year-old Karamoko Dembele, Joey Barton looks set to remain with Rangers as he nears the end of his club-imposed suspension, and Colin Kazim-Richards denies his Celtic exit was down to new boss Brendan Rodgers not wanting him at Parkhead.

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Barry Ferguson admits regrets over the actions that cost him his Scotland career. Picture: Jonathan Faulds

Rumour Mill: Barry Ferguson on Scotland ‘disgrace’ | Celtic face fight over wonderkid | No sale of Dembele

Celtic face a fight to keep 13-year-old Karamoko Dembele with some of Europe’s top clubs monitoring his progress, Barry Ferguson opens up on his Scotland ‘disgrace’, and Celtic say there is no need to cash in on Moussa Dembele.

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Alloa manger Jack Ross is quitting to take the St Mirren job. Picture: John Devlin

Jack Ross to leave Alloa and become new St Mirren manager

St Mirren have offered their manager’s job to Jack Ross yesterday afternoon and the Alloa boss has told both the Saints and the Wasps that he will be moving to Paisley.

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James Maddison has made an instant impact at Aberdeen. Picture: SNS

10 loan signings who lit up Scottish football

Aberdeen’s season has been reborn by the excellent play of on loan Norwich City midfielder James Maddison. The playmaker has slotted right into the No.10 role and provided extra energy, dynamism and a goal threat from deep that Derek McInnes’ side were lacking until his arrival. In honour of the player, we’re looking at 10 previous loan signings who made similar impacts at Scottish clubs.

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Mark Warburton has stated he should not have dropped Andy Halliday, right. Picture: John Devlin

Rumour Mill: Warburton wrong to drop Halliday for Barton | Dembele for England? | Collum criticised

England are looking into the possibility of selecting Celtic striker Moussa Dembele, Mark Warburton admits he was wrong to pick Joey Barton over Andy Halliday, and Kilmarnock vent their fury at Willie Collum over penalty decision.

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St Mirrens on-loan  midfielder Tom Walsh scores the equaliser three minutes from time.  Photograph: Paul Devlin/SNS

St Mirren 1 - 1 Falkirk: Buddies lift cloud with late leveller

Late goal specialists Falkirk got a taste of their own medicine as managerless St Mirren showed the kind of resolve their opponents are usually renowned for, rescuing a point from this low-key affair in front of the BBC Alba cameras.

Mark Warburton was unhappy with referee John Beaton's decision to award Aberdeen a late free-kick. Picture: SNS

Rumour Mill: Mark Warburton SFA charge | Aberdeen-Rangers ref given Europa tie | Brendan Rodgers’ mistake

Mark Warburton could be punished for his post-match rant at referee John Beaton, the very same official will take charge of Austria Vienna-Viktoria Plzen match in the Europa League tomorrow, and Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers admits he may have dropped Craig Gordon too soon from starting XI

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The former Crystal Palace, Rotherham, Leeds, Sheffied United, Burton Albion, QPR, Bury, Oldham, Notts County, Torquay, Plymouth, Gainsborough, Scarborough and Huddersfield boss is currently without a job. Picture: PA

Rumour Mill: Neil Warnock for St Mirren job | England to sack Allardyce | Manchester City ‘not favourites’ at Celtic

Neil Warnock will be interviewed by the St Mirren board for the vacant manager’s position, Manchester City star Fernandinho insists his side are not favourites for tomorrow’s match at Celtic Park, and England are set to sack Sam Allardyce after an investigation by the Telegraph.

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Farid El Alagui celebrates his 85th-minute winner.  Picture: Garry Williamson/SNS

Dunfermline edge Buddies in seven-goal triller

This game was every bit as chaotic as the scoreline suggests, with Dunfermline picking up their first victory since their opening day triumph over Dumbarton, which also just happened to be a seven-goal cliff-hanger.

Barrie McKay is still getting up to speed in the top flight. Picture: John Devlin

17 Scottish football stars who’ve had slow starts to 2016-17

Even our best players can endure a rough start to a new campaign. Sometimes it’s down to low confidence, sometimes it’s a position or managerial change, and sometimes it’s just coincidence that a few below par displays occur when the season is still in its infancy.

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Celtic target Leandro Grimi in action for Sporting Lisbon against Everton in 2010. Picture: Getty Images

Rumour Mill: Celtic eye Grimi | Don’t buy Barton book, says Boyd | De Vries is ‘shaky’

Celtic linked with Argentinian left back; Kris Boyd urges Rangers fans not to buy Barton book and Dorus de Vries is not the answer to Celtic’s goalkeeping woes

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Alex Rae (left) with assistant manager David Farrell, who have been sacked by St Mirren. Picture: SNS.

Alex Rae and David Farrell sacked by St Mirren

St Mirren have sacked manager Alex Rae and assistant David Farrell.

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Derek Lyle, right, celebrates after firing home to give Queen of the South the lead against St Mirren. Picture: Sammy Turner/SNS

St Mirren 1 - 3 Queen of the South: Derek Lyle at the double

High-flying Queens notched up another win as their excellent start to the season continued, consigning St Mirren to the foot of the table and their worst start to a season at this level in their 139-year history.

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