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Managing expectation is Rangers boss Mark Warburton’s test

Retaining a sense of perspective has never come easily in football, especially at a club which operates against a backdrop of relentlessly high expectations regardless of the circumstances it finds itself in.

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Joey Barton arrives at Ibrox ahead of disciplinary talks with the club. Picture: Graig Foy/SNS

Mark Warburton: 95 per cent of Rangers fans back me

Mark Warburton believes he retains the backing of 95 per cent of Rangers supporters and insists he remains fully committed to the task of restoring the Ibrox club to the summit of Scottish football.

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Glasgow winger Tommy Seymour makes a welcome return for tonight's game against Treviso. Picture: SRU/SNS Group

Tommy Seymour returns as Glasgow bench packs a hefty punch

After falling off a horse, the first thing to do is get back in the saddle and that was the line adopted by Glasgow boss Gregor Townsend as his team licked their wounds following that mauling from Munster.

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Defender John Souttar, left, vies with Kilmarnock's Nathan Tyson during Hearts' midweek defeat at Rugby Park. Picture: SNS

Hearts must show character to bounce back from limp defeat

John Souttar understands that there are big demands at a club like Hearts and he is confident that his colleagues also know what is expected of them and have the character to deliver. That is despite the team passing up the opportunity to move into second spot in the Premiership table, with a flat, uninspiring performance against Kilmarnock on Wednesday.

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Huw Jones, pictured in action for Scotland, may be available for a fee from South African club Stormers. Picture: SRU/SNS Group

Edinburgh coach in dark over possible move for Huw Jones

Edinburgh interim head coach Duncan Hodge insisted yesterday that any possibility of Scotland centre Huw Jones potentially coming to the club was “not on my radar”.

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Caltic captain Scott Brown trains ahead of their clash with Aberdeen. Picture: SNS.

Celtic boss says Scott Brown would been in his Liverpool team

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has paid tribute to the enduring power and influence of club captain Scott Brown, stating that the 31-year-old would have walked into the Liverpool team which came agonisingly close to being Premier League champions three 
years ago.

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Andy Murray celebrates after battling back to defeat France's Gilles Simon in Vienna. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Andy Murray beats Gilles Simon to reach last eight in Vienna

Top-seeded Andy Murray overcame a slow start against Gilles Simon of France before winning 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 and advancing to his 13th quarterfinal of the season at the Erste Bank Open in Vienna.

Russell Knox hits a tee shot on the ninth hole.  Picture: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Russell Knox starts Shanghai world title defence with 66

It’s a tall order. Tiger Woods, after all, is the only player to have achieved the feat. But, as starts go and particularly those made by him, it was job done for Russell Knox in his bid to make a successful defence of a World Golf 


Video: The story of Rangers’ season so far

Rangers have endured a frustrating start to life back in the Ladbrokes Premiership.

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Greig Hutcheon and PGA Cup captain Albert MacKenzie give the thumbs up to Hutcheon securing automatic selection for next year's match at Foxhills

Greig Hutcheon secures PGA Cup spot plus Wentworth trip

A week after reclaiming the Tartan Tour Order of Merit title, Greig Hutcheon secured all sorts of rewards thanks to a late thrust in the PGA Play-Offs at Saunton in Devon.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been charged with misconduct over comments he made about referee Anthony Taylor prior to the game against Liverpool. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Mourinho charged with misconduct

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association for his comments about referee Anthony Taylor prior to the goalless draw at Liverpool.

Police move into to separate rival supporters who had clashed with stewards during the EFL Cup match between West Ham United and Chelsea at the London Stadium. Picture: Alastair Grant/AP

Bloodied Chelsea fan slams poor segregation at West Ham

A visiting Chelsea supporter who alleges he was struck by a coin thrown by a West Ham fan at the former Olympic Stadium on Wednesday night has criticised the attempted segregation outside the ground.

David Goodwillie pictured during his time with Aberdeen. Picture: SNS

David Goodwillie’s “regret” over night which led to rape allegation

Former Scotland striker David Goodwillie told a court today he regretted leaving a flat where a woman who has accused him of rape was after she earlier had sex with him and a teammate.

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Duncan Stewart, a winner in Madrid earlier in the year, is ending the Challenge Tour strongly

Duncan Stewart and David Law now top Scots in UAE

Duncan Stewart and David Law jumped ahead of compatriots Scott Henry and Grant Forrest on the second day of the inaugural Ras Al Khaimah Challenge in the United Arab Emirates.

Gregor Townsend will be supported by Matt Taylor and Dan McFarland when he assumes the Scotland job. Picture: SNS

Gregor Townsend confirms his Scotland coaching team

GREGOR Townsend has confirmed that current Glasgow Warriors colleagues Matt Taylor and Dan McFarland will have assistant coaching roles in his backroom team when he takes the Scotland reins from Vern Cotter in June.

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Scotland captain Danny Brough with England's Sam Burgess, New Zealand's Jesse Bromwich and Australia's Cameron Smith at the launch of the Ladbrokes Four Nations rugby league tournament at Anfield. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Scotland rugby league team’s aim is to avoid embarrassment

Scotland Danny Brough admits his side’s priority against Australia in tonight’s Ladbrokes Four Nations opener is to avoid embarrassment.

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Mark Warburton dismissed a report linking him with the Wigan job. Picture: John Devlin

Mark Warburton hopes to continue ‘long term’ Rangers project

Mark Warburton insists he’s committed to building “strong foundations” at Rangers amid a poor start to the 2016/17 season.

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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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Mark Warburton has dismissed any link with Wigan. Picture: Kirk O'Rourke/PA

Rangers boss Mark Warburton denies Wigan rumours

Rangers boss Mark Warburton has dismissed rumours linking him with the vacant manager’s job at Wigan Athletic.

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Young Rangers fan Kraig Mackay leads the teams out at Ibrox.
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Rangers fan injured by bottle led team onto Ibrox pitch

A young Rangers fan who was injured after an horrific bottle attack on his way to Hampden Park on Sunday was given a hero’s welcome as he led the team onto the pitch at Ibrox last night.

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