Scottish Football News

Scotland quality 'better than I thought' – Fletcher


Scotland’s current crop of players are better than Steven Fletcher thought after the striker won his first cap in 13 months in Saturday’s win in Albania. The Sheffield Wednesday striker scored a penalty, his 10th goal for his country, as Scotland won 4-0 to reignite their Nations League campaign. “It is a young energetic squad; the quality is there to ...

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Quiz: How much do you know about Hampden Park?


Scottish football’s national stadium has barely been out of the headlines over the last few weeks – from the discussions over whether it or Murrayfield[1] would be the home base for Scotland, to the row over hosting the Betfred Cup[2] semi-finals. This month also marks the 115th anniversary of the first ever match being played at the historic stadium. But ...

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Gossip: Holts blasts McLeish for pitch jibe


<!– FOOTBALL GOSSIP Boni Ginzburg believes Israel will capitalise on Scotland’s call-offs, with the former Rangers goalkeeper confident his nation will do the double over Alex McLeish’s side. (Sun on Sunday – print edition) Sheran Yeini has warned Scotland that Israel will go for all three points at Hampden, despite only needing a point to win their Nations League group. ...

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Scots will be 'wrapped in cotton wool' – McLeish


Alex McLeish will have Scotland’s players “wrapped in cotton wool” to prevent further injuries as they host Israel after thumping Albania 4-0. The Scotland head coach suffered nine call-offs ahead of the win in Shkoder. But the win means his side can make the Nations League play-offs and move up to League B with another win on Tuesday. “The guys ...

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Motherwell colts' fairytale Challenge Cup run ends


Motherwell Under-20s’ fairytale run to the Challenge Cup quarter-finals was brought to an end by Ross County. Stephen Craigan’s side were the first colts team to reach the last eight but came up just short in a 2-1 loss against the Championship outfit. Ross Stewart put County ahead at Fir Park before Adam Livingstone’s free-kick levelled matters on 54 minutes. ...

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Inverness fight back from three down against Queens


Defiant Inverness fought back from three goals down away to Queen of the South to keep their unbeaten record intact. Queens Lyndon Dykes opened the scoring with a scrambled effort, before Stephen Dobbie and Josh Todd looked to have made the points safe. Jamie McCart started the comeback with a header, before Nathan Austin got a toe onto Tom Walsh’s ...

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Ayr hold on for draw against Morton despite red card


Ayr United held on for a draw against Morton despite playing the last half-hour with 10 men. United striker Craig Moore was given a straight red card for kicking out at Gregor Buchanan after being fouled by the Ton defender. The visitors went on to hit the post through Gary Oliver before Buchanan’s late header was cleared off the line ...

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Falkirk 1-1 Partick Thistle


Falkirk and Partick Thistle could not be separated as they both remain in the bottom two in the Championship. Craig Slatter gave Thistle a second-half lead, but within a minute Falkirk were level through Joe McKee. It means Falkirk stay at the foot of the Championship, with Gary Caldwell’s side just two points above them. It’s Thistle’s first league point ...

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