Rumour Mill: Euro giants eye Hearts ace | Duo set for Rangers exit | Scotland World Cup 2030 bid

Hearts striker wanted to spearhead Europa League campaign, two Rangers midfielders heading for the exit and could Scotland host games in the 2030 World Cup?

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Motherwell's new signing Liam Donnelly challenges Jason Cummings. Picture: SNS/Bill Murray

Done deal: Motherwell sign centre-back Liam Donnelly

Motherwell have completed the signing of defender Liam Donnelly.

Nadir Ciftci scored twice on his last appearance for Motherwell. Picture: SNS

Celtic to release striker Nadir Ciftci

Celtic have announced that striker Nadir Ciftci will leave the club at the end of this month.

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Inverness coach John Robertson and Hearts manager Craig Levein will lock horns in a televised Betfred Cup tie. Picture: SNS

BT Sport reveals the five Betfred Cup games it will show live

Five Betfred Cup group games will be shown live on BT Sport, two of them involving Hearts.

The first game to be screened will be Kilmarnock v St Mirren on Friday 13 July. Next up is Raith Rovers v Hearts on 21 July, with the game taking place at East Fife’s Bayview due to work at Stark’s Park.

Dundee v Dunfermline on 22 July is also live, as is Clyde v Motherwell on 28 July and Hearts’ v Inverness Caledonian Thistle the following day.

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Inverness Caley Thistle are the current holders of the IRN-BRU Cup after defeating Dumbarton in the final in March. Picture: SNS.

English clubs to be invited to play in Irn-Bru Cup

The Irn-Bru Cup will become a complete British and Irish affair after Uefa gave the SPFL approval
to include two teams from England’s Vanarama National League in next season’s knockout competition.

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Rumour Mill: Celtic eye Eredivisie ace | Rangers linked with Everton man | Motherwell want Gers forward

Celtic linked with Willem II midfielder; Rangers keen on promising Everton youngster and Motherwell leading the chase for an out-of-favour Rangers forward...

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Hearts manager Craig Levein and Inverness coach John Robertson will meet in the Betfred League Cup. Picture: SNS

Hearts handed reunion with John Robertson in Betfred Cup

Hearts will be up against Tynecastle legend John Robertson in next season’s Betfred Cup after the draw for the group stage paired them with Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

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Glen Kamara - the best defensive midfielder in Scotland this season. Picture: SNS.

The top 50 players in Scottish football this season (20-11)


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From left, Scotland's Stephen O'Donnell, Chris Cadden and Ryan Christie arrive at Glasgow Airport before flying to Peru. Picture: SNS.

Chris Cadden urged to make most of ‘big opportunity’ with Scotland

The intrigue over how Chris Cadden will be deployed by Alex McLeish in the forthcoming friendlies against Peru and Mexico isn’t restricted to those largely unfamiliar with the impressive body of work this season that has earned the Motherwell midfielder his first call-up.

Efe Ambrose led all Ladbrokes Premiership centre-backs in dribbles attempted this past season. Picture: SNS

The top 50 players in Scottish football this season (30-21)

Part three in Craig Fowler’s list counting down the SPFL’s best players from the 2017/18 season

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What the stats tell us about the 2017/18 Ladbrokes Premiership season

Now the 2017/2018 Ladbrokes Premiership campaign is over and all the awards have been handed out, individual and collective, we can take stock of the season.

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Kirk Broadfoot is another Kilmarnock player to benefit from the  Midas touch of manager Steve Clarke

The top 50 players in Scottish football this season (40-31)

Part two in Craig Fowler’s list counting down the SPFL’s best players from the 2017/18 season


Agent explains why Michael O’Halloran watched Cup final in Celtic end

The agent of Michael O’Halloran has explained why the Rangers winger was spotted among Celtic fans during Saturday’s Scottish Cup final.

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Callum McGregor, with his weaker right foot, fires the ball beyond Trevor Carson for Celtic's opening goal. Picture: SNS.

Muted Motherwell find Celtic immortals in ruthless mood

There have been better Scottish Cup finals and those dripping with more drama and intrigue but there has 
never been, and probably never will be, one signifying such sustained excellence.

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Motherwell skipper Carl McHugh, left, and Gael Bigirimana at full-time. Picture: SNS.

Bigirimana anxious cup final defeats don’t dim Motherwell’s fine season

Substitute Gael Bigirimana was robbed of one of the great Hampden free-kick goals when his late effort hit the junction of Craig Gordon’s post and crossbar.

Chris Cadden looks dejected at full time. Picture: SNS

Chris Cadden: Motherwell showed Celtic too much respect

Suited and booted in their cup final get-ups, Motherwell were dressed for the occasion but as soon as Celtic laid bare their own ambitions, with a dominant first-half performance, there was no fashioning out the desired outcome.

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Celtic's Callum McGregor celebrates scoring in the Scottish Cup final. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS

Callum McGregor closing in on legend status at Celtic

It was a target they set themselves almost as soon as they had sealed last season’s treble and the unwavering march towards a repeat performance culminated yesterday as the Celtic players again rose to the occasion.

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Brendan Rodgers and the Celtic players on the open top bus as it makes it way to Parkhead. Picture: SNS/Ross Parker

Brendan Rodgers sets sights on the treble treble for Celtic

The relentless drive Brendan Rodgers has instilled in Celtic shone through as he dared set his sights on a treble-treble just moments after his side had clinched the Scottish Cup.

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Celtic's Scott Brown competes with Motherwell's Curtis Main. Picture: SNS/Craig Foy

Five things we learned from Celtic 2 - 0 Motherwell

Joel Sked gives his take on Celtic’s 2 - 0 win over Motherwell in the Scottish Cup final

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In pictures: How players on each side rated in Celtic 2 - 0 Motherwell

Marks out of ten for every player after Celtic claimed the double treble with a 2-0 win over Motherwell.

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