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The 17 most improved players in Scottish football this season

Which players have shown improvement from last season to the current campaign, catching the eye and winning hearts of supporters across Scotland?

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Craig Moore hit a late winner for Ayr. Picture: SNS/Rob Casey

League 1 round-up: Ayr leave it late to stay three points clear

Pacesetters Ayr United and Raith Rovers both left it late to seal victories and pull further away from the chasing pack.

League One
Chris Kane completes his hat-trick by scoring St Johnstone's fourth goal against Albion Rovers. Picture: SNS.

Albion Rovers 0 - 4 St Johnstone: Chris Kane fires a treble

St Johnstone booked their place at Tynecastle against Hearts in the fifth round of the William Hill Scottish Cup as Albion Rovers were overcome 4-0 at Cliftonhill in a twice-postponed tie.

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Fraserburgh v Rangers one of five Scottish Cup fixtures postponed. Picture: SNS/Craig Williamson

Fraserburgh v Rangers among five Scottish Cup fixtures postponed

The William Hill Scottish Cup fourth round has been hit by snow and frost as Fraserburgh’s meeting with Rangers has been postponed.

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Darren McGregor challenges Esmael Goncalves for the ball during the last Scottish Cup meeting between Hibs and Hearts. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Scottish Cup: Hearts v Hibs | Celtic v Brechin | Fraserburgh v Rangers

Hearts have been handed a home tie against Hibs for the third consecutive year in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup.


Rumour Mill: EPL side eye Griffiths | Celtic keen on £5m defender | Sunderland cool McCoist interest

Leigh Griffiths is a target for an English Premier League side, Brendan Rodgers is already preparing to bolster his defensive options and Sunderland turn their attentions to alternative candidates after McCoist chase hits snag

The Cliftonhill side have been thrown out of the competition. Picture: SNS

Albion Rovers booted out of Irn-Bru Cup for fielding ineligible player

Albion Rovers have been kicked out of the IRN-BRU Cup after being found guilty of a breach of regulations, the Scottish Professional Football League has announced.

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Inverness CT's Matty Elsdon battles for the ball against Falkirk's Rory Loy. Picture: SNS/Bill Murray

Betfred Cup wrap: Falkirk impressive in defeat of Inverness CT

Falkirk moved top of Betfred Cup Group A and set down a marker for the league season thanks to a 2-0 victory at Inverness.

League Cup
Darren Young has been appointed as the new East Fife manager. Pic: SNS/Gary Hutchison

Darren Young appointed as East Fife manager

East Fife have appointed Darren Young as their manager.

East Fife
Celtic won last season's Betfred League Cup. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Betfred Cup draw throws up derby clash

Dundee will face Dundee United in the stand-out fixture of the 2017 Betfred Cup group stage.

League Cup

Rumour Mill: Rangers ‘best in the world’ | Rodgers blasts Halliday tackle | bookmakers tip Rangers to sign striker

Pedro Caixinha sticks by his insistence that Rangers have the best squad in Scotland, Brendan Rodgers claims Andy Halliday should have seen red for challenge on Patrick Roberts, and Bet Victor have made Rangers 3/1 favourites to sign Louis Moult.

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The 17 most improved players in Scottish football this season

Which players have shown tremendous improvement from last season to the current campaign, catching the eye and winning hearts of supporters across Scotland?

Falkirk fans at Falkirk Stadium for a home game against Dumbarton. Picture: TSPL

How many Scottish football grounds have you been to?

EACH of the 42 member clubs in the Scottish Professional Football League has their own home stadium. How many have you visited?

Scott Sinclair celebrates after putting Celtic ahead against Albion Rovers.

Albion Rovers 0-3 Celtic: It’s three and easy for Celtic

Celtic eased their way back into action following their winter break and into the fifth round of the Scottish Cup as they saw off the challenge of League One part-timers Albion Rovers with the minimum of fuss.

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Keeper Ross Stewart is clinging to belief that shock results happen

Albion Rovers take inspiration from past giant-killing feats

Albion Rovers might be considered a Ross County. Not because today they harbour a threat to Celtic’s Scottish Cup hopes, akin to the Highland club which has twice vanquished the Parkhead side in one-off occasions across the past seven years. Instead, it is because the League One side seem to have a veritable county of players called Ross.

Scottish Cup
Mikael Lustig says Celtic will progress in Europe

Mikael Lustig predicts big things for Celtic

There is no doubt that a seemingly never-ending run of league titles – soon to be five – and playing in front of 50,000 crowds can be factored in to Mikael Lustig’s decision to accept a new two-year contract at Celtic.

Scottish Cup
Brendan Rodgers has warm words for Albion Rovers' assistant and former Celt Billy Stark, who will face him today in the Scottish Cup. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS Group

Brendan Rodgers values voice of experience

It is always Brendan Rodgers’ way to find what unites him with other football people. There wouldn’t appear much common ground for the Celtic manager to identify with when he considers the set-up at third-tier part-timers Albion Rovers when his treble-chasers begin their bid for the Scottish Cup this afternoon.

Scottish Cup
Can Hibs defend the Scottish Cup? Picture: Greg Macvean

Ten most intriguing storylines of the Scottish Cup fourth-round

Excitement has been building for the William Hill Scottish Cup fourth-round and it kicks off tomorrow. Here is what to look out for over the weekend.

Scottish Cup
Dreams came true for Hibs. Picture: Robert Perry

Why the Scottish Cup is better than the FA Cup

Fourth round weekend is a key date in the football calendar as the Scottish Cup retains its significance unlike the English equivalent, writes Joel Sked

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Rod Stewart will be a famous face in the crowd when Albion Rovers take on Celtic in the Scottish Cup fourth round at Airdrie's Excelsior Stadium on Sunday. Picture: Jane Barlow

Albion Rovers aim to leave Celtic fan Rod Stewart reeling

Albion Rovers chairman Ronnie Boyd will roll out the welcome mat for Rod Stewart on Sunday but is hoping Celtic’s highest-profile celebrity supporter is reduced to tears by the League 1 part-timers.

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