10 of the Scottish Premiership’s rising stars

Given the number of youngsters performing for Scotland’s top flight clubs this season, whittling it down was a tough ask. Here, we look at ten of the Scottish Premiership’s most exciting talents...

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Rumour Mill: Morelos on the move? | McGinn considering new Hibs deal | Celtic linked with two-time Bundesliga winner

Alfredo Morelos has been linked with a move to the Championship, John McGinn is not in a rush to leave Edinburgh and would consider a new deal and Celtic chase a two-time Bundesliga winner.

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Faycal Rherras has signed on loan until the end of the season. Picture: Hibernian FC

Hibs sign former Hearts defender Faycal Rherras on loan

Hibernian have completed the loan signing of former Hearts full-back Faycal Rherras.

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Jack Hendry has interested Celtic. Picture: SNS/Ross Parker

Celtic target Jack Hendry left out of Dundee squad

Neil McCann has left Celtic target Jack Hendry out the Dundee squad for the club’s William Hill Scottish Cup fixture with Inverness CT.

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Chris Sutton: Celtic need quality not cast-offs like Rangers

Chris Sutton has called on Celtic fans to be patient in the January transfer window as the club are shopping in a different market than their rivals.

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Rumour Mill: Rangers close to Docherty deal | Celtic interest in Hendry confirmed | Lennon tight-lipped on Stokes

Rangers look set to thrash out a deal for Greg Docherty and Neil McCann confirms Celtic’s interest in Dundee defender Jack Hendry.

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Hibernian head coach Neil Lennon could yet do more business in the January transfer window. Picture: Ross MacDonald/SNS

Neil Lennon: Hibs couldn’t have afforded Steven Naismith

Neil Lennon has voiced his admiration for Steven Naismith but has claimed Hibs could not have afforded to sign the Scotland striker.

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Bruno Alves is reportedly a target for Benevento. Picture: SNS Group

Bruno Alves wanted by Serie A strugglers Benevento

Italian side Benevento have been linked with a move for Rangers defender Bruno Alves, according to reports in Italy.

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Kieran Tierney, left, is a big fan of Celtic supporter Conor McGregor. Picturses: Getty Images

Conor McGregor attends training session in Kieran Tierney Celtic top

Conor McGregor turned up for a Dublin training session today kitted out in a Celtic shirt complete with Kieran Tierney’s name, number and autograph on the back.

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Graeme Murty dismisses Kris Boyd claim that Rangers ‘unsettle’ targets

Graeme Murty has dismissed Kris Boyd’s claims that Rangers are unsettling their transfer targets with lowball offers.

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Lee Wallace, seen here during a Rangers training session at Auchenhowie, has undergone further surgery. Picture: SNS Group

Lee Wallace has more surgery but Graeme Murty hopeful of quick return

Rangers manager Graeme Murty claims Lee Wallace will be fit soon - despite the defender going back in for more surgery.

David Ngog in action for Bolton Wanderers in 2013. Picture: Getty Images

Ex-Liverpool and Bolton striker David N’Gog training with Ross County

Former Liverpool and Bolton forward David N’Gog is training with Ross County with a view to winning a deal, according to reports.

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Sam Stanton pictured playing for Dundee United against Dunfermline earlier this month. Picture: SNS Group

Sam Stanton leaves Hibs and signs permanent deal with Dundee United

Sam Stanton has left Hibs and signed a permanent deal with Dundee United.

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Rangers near Greg Docherty deal as Hamilton star left out of squad

Rangers are closing in on a deal to sign Hamilton midfielder Greg Docherty, according to the Daily Record.

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Rumour Mill: Stokes to leave Hibs | Rangers lose duo to injury | Celtic deny interest in Croatian pair

Anthony Stokes is set to leave Hibs after latest fall-out with Neil Lennon, Rangers will be without Bruno Alves and Ross McCrorie for the next few weeks, and Celtic have denied any interest in Dario Zuparic and Filip Bradaric.

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Norwegian defender Kristoffer Ajer has become a regular in the Celtic rearguard in recent weeks. Picture: SNS.

Astana scare steeled Celtic’s Kristoffer Ajer for any Euro stage

There is a school of thought – most notably voiced by Kris Commons the other day – that says Celtic’s fraught evening in Astana for their Champions League play-off six months ago provides evidence Kristoffer Ajer could not be trusted in next month’s Europa League tie against Zenit St Petersburg. The 19-year-old Norwegian would contend that the reverse is actually true.

Hearts manager Craig Levein. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

Craig Levein ready for hectic Hearts schedule after gains in Spain

After five days in the Spanish sunshine, Hearts return to five games in 13 days – starting with an Edinburgh derby on Sunday. It is a situation manager Craig Levein describes as “mental”.

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The Hearts captain has been in terrific form this season. Picture: SNS

Why Christophe Berra is the leading Player of the Year candidate

Craig Fowler explains why, if the season stopped right now, the Hearts captain would win the prestigious award.

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Steven Naismith will bring versatility and quality in the final third to Hearts. Picture: SNS Group

What Hearts are getting in Steven Naismith

Steven Naismith has agreed a loan deal with Hearts, keeping him at Tynecastle until the end of the season. Patrick McPartlin looks at what Naismith will bring to Tynecastle

Nadir Ciftci has vowed to give his all for Motherwell. Picture: SNS Group

Nadir Cifti ‘hasn’t given up on Celtic future’

Nadir Ciftci believes there is “always hope” he could have a future at Celtic as he looks to rejuvenate his career while on loan at Motherwell.

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