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Scottish football mailbag: Would Celtic’s reserves win the league? | How to fix Hearts? | Where’s Rossiter?

Craig Fowler answers your questions on Scottish football, including the strength of Celtic’s reserve side, how to fix the issues with the Hearts attack, and what’s happened to the forgotten man of Ibrox.

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David Wotherspoon, left, celebrates his 90th-minute goal with team-mate Steven MacLean. Photograph: Graeme Hart

St Johnstone 4 - 0 Stirling Albion: Saints take Group B

There was no final day drama at McDiarmid Park as St Johnstone emerged as winners of Group B in the Betfred Cup with a perfunctory win over League 2 Stirling Albion.

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Peter Houston criticised his players.

Stirling Albion 1 - 0 Falkirk: Peter Houston hits at players

Peter Houston was in no mood to mince his words after Falkirk’s shock defeat by a fired-up Stirling Albion.

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Ricky Little: Winning goal. Picture: SNS

League Two wrap: East Fife in profit despite draw

League 2 table-toppers East Fife were held 1-1 by Queen’s Park at Bayview but Gary Naysmith’s side actually increased their lead as closest rivals Clyde and Elgin City both lost.

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Elgin City manager Jim Weir saw his side go top of the league once more. Picture: SNS

League Two wrap: Elgin City return to the top

Elgin City returned to the top of League 2 thanks to a 2-0 success over ­bottom side East Stirlingshire at ­Borough Briggs.

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Chris Templeman: On target. Picture: SNS

League Two wrap: East Fife take over leadership

East Fife defeated Stirling Albion 1-0 at blustery Bayview to record a sixth win in a seven-game unbeaten run and reclaim top spot in the process. Forthbank goalkeeper
Chris Smith set the tone for an impressive display early on when he kept out an effort by Jamie Insalland it looked like he was going to deny the hosts with a string of impressive saves, but he was finally beaten 18 minutes from time. Substitute Kevin Smith sent East Fife to the summit when he nodded in a cross by Kyle Wilkie

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Inverness CT's Iain Vigurs makes it 2-0. Picture: SNS

Inverness 2 - 0 Stirling: Cup holders through to last-16

Inverness retained a covetous grasp on the Scottish Cup last night after wearing down a stubborn and plucky Stirling Albion.

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Craig Bellamy spent half a season with Celtic. Picture: Getty

18 Scottish football loan players who went on to bigger things

On Sunday, Tottenham loan player Nathan Oduwa exited Ibrox after cutting his Rangers career five months short.

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Stirling Albion's Craig Comrie (right) battles with ICT's Iain Vigurs. Picture: SNS

Stirling Albion 0 - 0 Inverness: replay for holders

JOHN HUGHES breathed a sigh of relief that Scottish Cup holders Inverness Caley are still in the tournament after almost falling at the first hurdle at Forthbank.

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East Fife boss Gary Naysmith.

League Two wrap: Elgin rise above Annan

A combination of rain and Elgin’s ability to finally win away games ended Annan’s three-month stay at the top of League 2.

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Barry Ferguson: High Tempo. Picture: SNS

Clyde close gap on leaders with narrow win at Annan

THE race for the League 2 title is very open after Clyde’s 3-2 win at Annan saw 2015 end with the top four sides separated by only four points.

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Scott Linton fired in an unstoppable opener. Picture: Scott Louden

League Two wrap: Clyde move within point of summit

ANNAN Athletic’s grip at the League Two summit continues to loosen as they slipped to a 3-2 defeat at home to Clyde who now sit second, a point behind the leaders.

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Barry Ferguson's Clyde stand in Annan's way today. Picture: SNS

Annan: Jim Chapman looks for positive reaction to defeat

Leaders Annan look to bounce back after losing to Stirling Albion last weekend when Clyde visit this afternoon and ensure that they end the first half of the season in pole position.

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Darren Lavery netted as Berwick leapt off the bottom of the table. Picture: Stuart Cobley

League Two wrap: Annan stay top despite defeat

Annan Athletic stay top of League Two despite slipping to a 1-0 loss at Stirling Albion, who climb into the top half as a result.

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Scott Ferguson. Picture: SNS

League Two wrap: Weatherson double keeps Annan clear

Annan Athletic remain two points clear with a game in hand after a 3-1 victory over East Stirling at Galabank.

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David Gormley was in top form for Clyde. Picture: SNS

League Two wrap: Berwick Rangers go bottom

League 2 leaders Annan were held to a 2-2 draw by visitors Arbroath with both managers­ unhappy at the end of the 90 minutes.

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Grant Anderson: Fine finishing. Picture: SNS

It’s all in the finish as hosts fight well but visitors find net

IT WAS only last April that Raith Rovers earned their place in 
Kirkcaldy folklore when they toppled Rangers in the final of the Ramsdens Cup.

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Rumour Mill: Race for Virgil Van Dijk | Mark Oxley

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has joined the chase to land Virgil Van Dijk; Alan Stubbs faces fight over goalkeeper Mark Oxley; Callum McGregor calls for Celtic to work much harder in Premiership and more in Monday’s Rumour Mill

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The Petrofac Training Cup. Picture: SNS

Petrofac Training Cup: Ferguson may return to Ibrox

FORMER Rangers captain Barry Ferguson could be set to lead his Clyde team back to Ibrox in the Petrofac Training Cup.

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Cowdenbeath celebrate securing their Championship safety. Picture: SNS

SPFL awards: Cowdenbeath | St Johnstone | Alan Muir

COWDENBEATH avoided the drop and Stirling Albion were promoted however the weekend really belonged to St Johnstone.

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