St Mirren

St Mirren

St Mirren’s Cammy Smith puts Aberdeen on red alert

The impression of St Mirren as a Premiership-team-in-waiting strengthens by the week. As important as victory in Dumbarton on Saturday was to that growing belief, it has ramped up the intrigue for this weekend. Then the Paisley club will be keeping Premiership company for real when taking on Aberdeen at Pittodrie in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup.

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Ryan Christie faces a tough challenge to claim a first-team jersey when he returns to Celtic says his former coach. Picture: SNS

Lewis Morgan tipped to leapfrog Ryan Christie at Celtic

There might be considered a curious subtext to Saturday’s Scottish Cup tie between Aberdeen and St Mirren. The encounter will be a stand-off between Celtic loanees: Pittodrie attacker Ryan Christie and the Paisley club’s winger Lewis Morgan both in that bracket.

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St Mirrens Stephen McGinn eludes Tom Walshs challenge. Picture: SNS.

Dumbarton 0 - 2 St Mirren: St Mirren romping numbers game

The numbers are starting to add up for St Mirren. Yesterday’s win extended their unbeaten sequence to seven games, was their eighth victory in ten Championship encounters and extended to eight points their lead over Dundee United.

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Rumour Mill: Lazio track Celtic defender | Hibs turn down bids | Hearts eye Dutch striker

Scottish football gossip: Lazio on the trail of Jozo Simunovic; Hibs turn down bids but not for John McGinn and Hearts are linked with Dutch striker

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St Mirren winning battle of minds with Dundee United

St Mirren stretched their lead over Dundee United at the top of the Ladbrokes Championship table to six points with this hard-fought victory and immediately ramped up the 
pressure on their closest rivals by questioning the mental strength of the Tannadice players.

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Rumour Mill: Sturridge to Celtic? | Rangers eye Cummings | Southampton want Armstrong

Daniel Sturridge has been linked with a move to Celtic; Rangers could make move for Nottingham Forest striker Jason Cummings and Southampton considering a £10m move for Stuart Armstrong

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St Mirren's Gavin Reilly scores the only goal of the game. Picture: Ross MacDonald/SNS

St Mirren 1 - 0 Inverness: Gavin Reilly hits 20th of season

The image to frame the day came at full-time of the victory that moved St Mirren six points clear at the top of the Championship. It was waves all-round from Jack Ross as he left the field to rapturous applause from the home supporters and with new Celtic signing Lewis Morgan by his side. In that scene, the renaissance engineered by Ross at the Paisley club over the past 12 months was captured.

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Rumour Mill: | Leigh Griffiths wanted by Premier League clubs | Lewis Morgan ‘relieved’ when Rangers let him go | Scot impresses on Merseyside

Leigh Griffiths has been linked with a move away from Celtic, Lewis Morgan says he was ‘relieved’ when Rangers let him go as a kid and there’s praise for SScottish Internationalist Andrew Robertson as he impresses in the Friday night FA Cup Merseyside Derby.

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Lewis Morgan is unveiled at Celtic Park where he will play his football next season after finishing the current campaign with St Mirren. Picture: SNS.

Lewis Morgan predicts ‘a big future’ at Celtic

Parallels were made between Lewis Morgan and Stuart Armstrong by Jack Ross this week as he talked up the prospects of the St Mirren winger succeeding at Celtic. Day one of the 21-year-old’s quest to follow in Armstrong’s footsteps would suggest that the Paisley club’s manager certainly wasn’t stretching specious similarities.

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Done deal: Celtic sign winger Lewis Morgan from St Mirren

Celtic have completed the signing of St Mirren winger Lewis Morgan.

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Rumour Mill: Rangers’ January clear-out | Kieran Tierney on Man United shortlist | Jamie Murphy to sign until 2021

Rangers will look to have a mass clear-out in the January window, Kieran Tierney is on a shortlist of transfer targets for Manchester United, and Jamie Murphy is expected to sign a three-and-a-half-year deal with Rangers today.

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Lewis Morgan salutes the St Mirren fans. He is expected to sign for Celtic on Friday. Picture: Rob Casey/SNS

Jack Ross backs Lewis Morgan to be a big success at Celtic

The official rubber stamping today of Lewis Morgan’s long-anticipated £300,000 move to Celtic from St Mirren will represent a piece of business “as good as it could have been” for the Paisley club, according to manager Jack Ross. More than that, though, Ross believes the switch is both good for 
the 21-year-old, and good for Scottish football.

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Eboue Kouassi has saw limited playing time since joining Celtic. Picture: SNS

Which Scottish club would be the best fit for Celtic’s Eboue Kouassi?

Brendan Rodgers has stated his intent to loan out Eboue Kouassi in the hope of finding Celtic’s £2.8million signing from last year’s January window some regular first-team football.

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Rumour Mill: Russell Martin keen on Rangers move | Celtic to complete signing | Trio of Scottish clubs chase ‘wonderkid’

Scottish international Russell Martin would be keen on a move to Rangers, Celtic will complete the signing of Lewis Morgan tomorrow, and Aberdeen, Celtic and Rangers are all keeping tabs on South American wonderkid Joaquin Fernandez.

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St Mirren's Lewis Morgan, left, with fellow goalscorer Thomas O'Ware of Morton at full time. Picture: Rob Casey/SNS

Morton 1 - 1 St Mirren: Thomas O’Ware denies league leaders

St Mirren have now taken just two points from their three meetings with their local rivals and they could easily have lost this latest clash at Cappielow.

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Rumour Mill: Andy Halliday to return to Rangers | Brighton wish to quiz Dembele | Rangers close in on signing

Scottish football gossip: Andy Halliday will return to Rangers shortly after his loan deal with Gabala was terminated early, Brighton wish to discover whether Moussa Dembele wants to join the club before submitting a bid, and Rangers are close to completing the signing of Jamie Murphy.

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Lewis Morgan is expected to sign for Celtic during the January transfer window. Picture: SNS.

Lewis Morgan urged to fire St Mirren to title victory

St Mirren goalkeeper Craig Samson believes that departing midfielder Lewis Morgan can supply his team-mates with the perfect leaving present by firing them to the Championship title.

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The 10 greatest Scottish football moments of 2017

A collection of the most memorable moments from the Ladbrokes Premiership, lower leagues and the Scottish national team across last year.

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Lewis Morgan, right, celebrates after scoring his and St Mirren's second goal against Dundee United. Picture: SNS

St Mirren 2-0 Dundee Utd: Morgan sends Saints five points clear

A superb brace from Scotland Under-21 playmaker Lewis Morgan sent St Mirren five points clear of Dundee United at the pinnacle of the Championship.

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Fraser Fyvie is taken off injured against Livingston. Picture: Bruce White/SNS

Dundee United’s Fraser Fyvie ruled out for the season

The news that Fraser Fyvie will miss the remainder of the season due to a snapped cruciate ligament will be used by his Dundee United team-mates as extra motivation as they seek to win the Championship and return to top-flight football.

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