Scottish Premiership: Defoe starts for Rangers as Heckingbottom’s Hibs era begins

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  1. beating East Fife 2-1 final night, Ayr United have the possibility to chase top on purpose distinction ought to soundless they fetch away to Greenock Morton.

    Dundee United, who’re a extra three functions adrift, are away to fifth-positioned Queen of the South.

    Alloa Athletic must steer determined of defeat against Partick Thistle or they are going to be replacing their mates on the foot of the desk having performed a game more.

    In the intervening time, Dunfermline Athletic are soundless hunting for a first fetch after four games beneath unique supervisor Stevie Crawford as they host fourth-top Inverness Caledonian Thistle and strive to lead determined of being drawn into relegation zone.

    Scottish Championship desk

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    Championship fixtures

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  • Top-two showdown

    Scottish League One

    Sport of the day in Scotland’s League One has leaders Arbroath visiting second-top Raith Rovers having a judge to offer protection to their impressive 13-level lead and with the promotion stress showing to overwhelm each and each camps.

    Rovers received their final match-up, 2-0 at Gayfield in December, however the Kirkcaldy outfit are with out a fetch in three games.

    The Crimson Lichties have furthermore stumbled within the final two weeks, losing to Forfar Athletic then being held to a attract midweek by Stranraer – each and each at dwelling.

    Third-top Forfar are away to fifth-positioned Montrose, who will be hoping to slim the six-level gap with East Fife, who had been in Topic Cup motion final night.

    League One

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  • Probability for Peterhead and Clyde

    Scottish League Two

    Leaders Edinburgh Metropolis are in Topic Cup semi-final motion tonight away to Welsh facet Connah’s Quay Nomads, so Peterhead and Clyde, who each and each have two games in hand, have the possibility to slim the outlet on the extinguish of Scotland’s League Two.

    The Blue Toon, four functions adrift, are at dwelling to third-bottom Queen’s Park.

    The Bully Wee, two functions extra relieve but unbeaten in 12 games, host an Albion Rovers facet who haven’t any longer received in 12 since Kevin Harper grew to become supervisor, have misplaced their final five and are seven functions within the relieve of Berwick Rangers on the foot of the desk.

    Annan Athletic search recommendation from Cowdenbeath, whereas Stirling Albion, one level within the relieve of the Galabankies in fifth, are away to Elgin Metropolis.

    League Two fixtures

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  • LINE-UPS from the Tony Macaroni Arena

    Livingston v Dundee (15:00)

    Livingston: Kelly, Gallagher, Halkett, Lithgow, Lamie, Odoffin, Byrne, Pittman, Jacobs, Robinson, Hardie.

    Substitutes: Stewart, Brown, Lawson, Wylde, Sibbald, Lawless, Erskine.

    Dundee: Dieng, Hadenius, Kusunga, R McGowan, Ralph, Dales, Horsefield, Woods, Wright, Nelson, C Curran.

    Substitutes: Parish, O’Dea, O’Sullivan, Robson, P McGowan, Miller, J Curran.

  • LINE-UPS from Easter Road

    Hibernian v Hamilton (15:00)

    Hibernian line up

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    Hibernian: Marciano, Grey, McGregor, Hanlon, Stevenson, Milligan, Slivka, Mallan, Horgan, McNulty, Kamberi.

    Substitutes: Bogdan, Nelom, Mackie, Omeonga, Allan, Shaw, Bigirimana.

    Hamilton Academical: Woods, Gordon, Kilgallon, Sowah, McGowan, Gogic, MacKinnon, Andreu, Miller, Oakley, McMillan

    Substitutes: Mardsen, Davies, Penny, Martin, Smith, Mimnaugh, Boyd.

    Hamilton Line Up

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  • LINE-UPS at Pittodrie

    Aberdeen v St Mirren (15:00)

    Aberdeen Line Up

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    Aberdeen: Lewis, Hoban, Devlin, Considine, Lowe, Shinnie, Ferguson, McGinn, Stewart, Mackay-Steven, Cosgrove

    Substitutes: Cerny, Gleeson, Wilson, Might perchance perchance perchance well, Ball, Campbell, McLennan

    St Mirren: Hladky, McGinn, Baird, Popescu, Ferdinand, Muzek, MacPherson, Flynn, Lyons, McAllister, Nazon.

    Substitutes: Holmes, Corbu, Jackson, Mullen, Tansey, Erhahon.

    St. Mirren Line Up

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  • LINE-UPS at Ibrox

    Rangers v St Johnstone (15:00)

    Rangers Line Up

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    Rangers: Foderingham, Tavernier, Goldson, Worrall, Barisic, McCrorie, Davis, Kamara, Candeias, Kent, Defoe.

    Substitutes: Firth, Halliday, Katic, Coulibaly, Lafferty, Middleton, Poulster.

    St Johnstone: Bell, Foster, Tanser, Shaughnessy, Kerr, Goss, Craig, Davidson, Wotherspoon, Kennedy, Kane.

    Substitutes: Hurst, Alston, Swanson, Hendry, Gordon, Callachan, Keown.

    St. Johstone Line up

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  • Identical but again for Hibs

    Hibernian v Hamilton (15:00)

    New Hibs head coach Paul Heckingbottom simplest met the gamers on Thursday and he sticks with the group that eased past Raith Rovers within the Scottish Cup final weekend.

    Accies boss Brian Rice brings relieve striker David McMillan, who sat out the fetch over dad or mum club St Johnstone, whereas there are furthermore starts for Tony Andreu and Mikel Miller.

    Your total group news coming up…

  • Hibs debut for Heckingbottom

    Hibernian v Hamilton (15:00)

    Paul Heckingbottom’s inexperienced and white army… It would no longer genuinely time out off the tongue, does it? On the choice hand, I’m particular Hibs followers would perchance perchance no longer resolve too long to procure a correct song for his or her unique head coach

    The feeble Barnsley and Leeds boss takes to the Easter Road dugout for the principle time this day.

    So what attain we query from the 41-year-dilapidated Yorkshireman?

    The day earlier than this day, he mentioned: “We settle on to be on the front foot the total time, after we fetch the ball we settle on to play forward. I set no longer need any anxiety. I’m no longer stricken if we lose the ball. If we lose the ball making an try to achieve the right issues, unparalleled, we can correct strive to fetch it relieve high up the pitch.

    “We settle on to be unparalleled to play against, play on the front foot, play with an vitality and scamper that’s thrilling.”

    Paul Heckingbottom

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    Image caption: Heckingbottom met the Hibs gamers for the principle time on Thursday
  • Rangers & Aberdeen judge to press dwelling advantage

    Excellent afternoon and welcome to 1 more Scottish Premiership weekend. Leaders Celtic search recommendation from Kilmarnock the next day, so here is a likelihood for Rangers and Aberdeen to build functions on the board and stress their opponents on the extinguish extinguish of the desk.

    The underside three are all in motion, with Hamilton aiming for relieve-to-relieve wins for the principle time since final March and St Mirren out to arrest a trail of five defeats on the jump.

    Scottish Premiership Fixtures

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