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No regrets for Brendan Rodgers over changes as Celtic stall

Brendan Rodgers insisted he had no regrets over fielding a radically changed starting line-up against St Johnstone as Celtic dropped two points at home to the struggling Perth side.

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Scott Sinclair and St Johnstone's Joe Shaughnessy battle for possession. Picture: PA

Celtic 0 - 0 St Johnstone: League leaders held at home

For only the second time under Brendan Rodgers, Celtic drew a domestic blank at home as they passed up an opportunity to open up a double-digit lead at the top of the Premiership.

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Callum McGregor celebrates his superb match-winning strike against Zenit St Petersburg. Picture: Craig Williamson/SNS

Brendan Rodgers hails big-game ace Callum McGregor after goal

The ultimate value of Callum McGregor’s goal for Celtic against Zenit St Petersburg will only be known when the final whistle blows in the second leg of the Europa League last-32 tie at the Krestovsky Stadium next week.

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The most accurate attackers in the Scottish Premiership this term

Using data compiled by Wyscout.com we’ve put together a countdown of the most accurate attackers in the Scottish top flight this season in terms of shooting. Hit the link either above or below to see the gallery.

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Hearts full-back Deme Mitchell dinks an unstoppable lofted shot into the postage stamp for the first goal of his senior career. Picture: SNS.

Demetri Mitchell proud to get off mark for Hearts

Until now, his parents have had to follow Deme Mitchell’s Tynecastle career via Hearts TV but on Saturday, while mum Sally was at home watching the live feed, dad Roger was in the ground to witness his son’s maiden first-team goal and celebrate with the other 12,000 fans as it helped catapult the club into the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup for the first time since 2012.

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Rumour Mill: James Tavernier contract talks | Levein unhappy with ‘bullying’ | Rangers boss hails Neil Lennon

Rangers have opened contract talks with James Tavenier, Craig Levein has criticised St Johnstone’s “bullying” tactics, and Graeme Murty has revealed his admiration of Neil Lennon.

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Hearts' Kyle Lafferty celebrates his opener. Picture: SNS/Ross Parker

Hearts 3 - 0 St Johnstone: Kyle Lafferty double sees off St Johnstone

It has been six years since Hearts have featured in the final eight of the Scottish Cup but, in ousting St Johnstone, they have taken another step closer to a Hampden return.

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Hearts defender John Souttar limbers up yesterday as he prepares to face St Johnstone. Picture: SNS.

Scottish Cup win would be Hearts fans’ reward says John Souttar

John Souttar knows what is expected of him. He also knows what it takes to keep the Hearts fans on side.

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Hearts Manager Craig Levein with the Scottish Cup at Tynecastle. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS

Craig Levein determined to add major silverware to his CV

It was effectively a team that Craig Levein had built but when Dundee United climbed the steps at Hampden to lift the Scottish Cup in May 2010, Peter Houston was the manager.

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Motherwell 2-0 St Johnstone: Well storm into the top six

Curtis Main continued the prolific start to his Motherwell career as Stephen Robinson’s side moved into the Ladbrokes Premiership top six with a 2-0 victory over 
St Johnstone.

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James Tavernier celebrates scoring Rangers' second goal against Partick Thistle. Picture: SNS.

Partick Thistle 0 - 2 Rangers: Murty’s men win ugly

Goals of genuinely high quality from Josh Windass and James Tavernier lit up an otherwise drab affair in Maryhill as Rangers secured the victory they needed to re-energise their quest for runners-up spot in the Scottish Premiership.

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David Milinkovic celebrates scoring the goal which gave Hearts victory over St Johnstone. Picture: SNS.

St Johnstone lack execution as Hearts steal points

St Johnstone weren’t quite sure how they lost this one, explaining they have played a lot worse this season and walked away with greater rewards. But the match was a lesson in taking chances when they come along.

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Rangers players trudge off the field after full-time. Picture: SNS

Five things we learned from the Scottish Premiership weekend

Celtic suffered their second defeat of the season at Rugby Park as Kilmarnock claimed a 1-0 win to see their lead in the Ladbrokes Premiership cut to eight points. Here are five things we learned from the weekend’s action.

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Tommy Wright blasts referee for ‘ridiculous’ red card in Hearts defeat

Tommy Wright has described the dismissal of David Wotherspoon as “ridiculous” as he criticised referee Andrew Dallas’ display in St Johnstone’s 1-0 defeat against Hearts.

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Rumour Mill: Push for McLeish as Scotland boss | Scott Brown mocks Kilmarnock | Celtic’s injury headache

There is a push for Alex McLeish to be named the next manager of Scotland, Scott Brown has mocked Kilmarnock’s players for their celebrations, and Celtic have an injury headache ahead of their clash with Zenit St Petersburg.

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Hearts' David Milinkovic celebrates his goal. Picture: SNS/Paul Devlin

Hearts 1 - 0 St Johnstone: Milinkovic scores winner at Tynecastle

Somehow Hearts emerged from this one with the win. They won’t really care how they did it, relieved to pick up all three points. It is more likely to haunt St Johnstone, who were the better team but felt that fate and the referee conspired against them.

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Hearts' manager Craig Levein speaks to the press. Picture: SNS/Bruce White

Craig Levein warns Hearts ahead of St Johnstone clash

Hearts manager Craig Levein knows his team cannot afford to be anything but on top form when they host St Johnstone.

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43 of the most notable Scottish Premiership stars on expiring deals

There are over 100 players in the top flight available on a pre-contract deals at this very moment due to their current contracts expiring in the summer. We’ve collated a few of the more notable ones in the following gallery...

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How St Johnstone’s summer signings have fared so far this season

The final article looking at how every Ladbrokes Premiership club equipped themselves in the transfer market last summer. We rate each of the off-season recruits out of ten in the following picture gallery.

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Stephen Hendrie has joined Motherwell on loan for the remainder of the season. Picture: Getty

Transfer deadline day: The done deals in Scottish football so far

Here is a list of all the transfer day deadline days which have been confirmed.

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