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Scottish football LIVE: Premier League club keen on ex-Rangers attacker, former top-level referee gives verdict on Ibrox penalty claim, Celtic backed to chip away at title deficit

The latest Scottish football headlines on Monday, December 28

Former Rangers attacker Josh Windass. Picture: SNS
Former Rangers attacker Josh Windass. Picture: SNS

Another week of Scottish football is underway as the fallout from the weekend’s action continues.

Rangers remain 16 points ahead of Celtic in the title race, albeit having played three games more, after their 1-0 win over Hibs in a match that wasn’t without a bit of controversy as the visitors wanted a penalty for a high-boot challenge by Ianis Hagi on Joe Newell.

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Celtic were made to wait for the breakthrough against Hamilton Accies but eventually ran out 3-0 winners to keep up their strong recent form.

Killie lost their fifth consecutive game going down at home to Livingston, while Ross County made it two defeats from two under new manager John Hughes as they were defeated 2-0 by St Mirren in the Highlands.

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Elsewhere, Aberdeen came from behind to defeat St Johnstone at Pittodrie, while Dundee United and Motherwell drew at Tannadice.

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Ex-EPL ref has say on Rangers penalty incident

Former English Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher believes referee Willie Collum was correct when he decided not to award Hibs a penalty in their 1-0 defeat against Rangers on Saturday. The visitors wanted a spot-kick when Ianis Hagi made a high-boot challenge on Joe Newell. (Daily Record)

Allardyce keen on ex-Rangers man

Sam Allardyce is keen on bringing former Rangers attacker Josh Windass to West Brom in the January transfer window. Windass has netted four times for English Championship side Sheffield Wednesday this season. (Daily Record)

Queen of the South issue second Galloway apology

Queen of the South have issued a second apology in response to criticism for allowing politician George Galloway and his family to attend their Boxing Day match against Dundee. (The Scotsman)

Middleton to go on loan again

Rangers are looking to send Glenn Middleton on loan in the January transfer window with clubs in the Netherlands interested. The 20-year-old has only made one first-team appearance but Steven Gerrard is still said to be a fan of the winger. (Daily Record)

Celtic ‘can chip away’ at title advantage

Greg Taylor believes Celtic can chip away at Rangers title advantage after hailing the return to winning form as proof of the “massive characters” within the squad. (The Scotsman)

New Kingsley deal on back burner

Stephen Kingsley freely admits that he is “loving every second at Hearts” – but further talks on a new contract will wait until at least next month. (Evening News)

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