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Denmark legend Peter Schmeichel admits Celtic defender Erik Sviatchenko needs to up his game

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@CCP_sportDenmark legend Peter Schmeichel insists Celtic defender Erik Sviatchenko needs to up his game if he wants to become a regular for the national team.The former Manchester United goalkeeper watched the centre-half collect his...

Northern Ireland assistant Jimmy Nicholl insists Hearts move could be the perfect platform for...

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BY ALAN TEMPLE - @CCP_SportNORTHERN IRELAND assistant manager Jimmy Nicholl has urged Kyle Lafferty to jump at the chance to join Hearts - and wrestle back his starting spot at international level.The former Rangers...

Former Celtic midfielder Mark Fotheringham insists Marvin Compper demanded respect from Roberto Firmino and...

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BY ALAN TEMPLE - @CCP_SportMARK FOTHERINGHAM has recalled how Marvin Compper commanded the respect of burgeoning superstars Roberto Firmino and Sebastian Rudy as he backed the German defender to be a smash hit at...

Scotland Under-21 coach Ricky Sbragia making enquiries into Manchester United defender James Weir’s heritage

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@CCP_sportScotland Under-21 manager Ricky Sbragia admits enquires are being made into Manchester United youngster James Weir’s heritage - because ‘his name sounds Scottish'.The Red Devils Under-21s captain, who has been capped at England Under-19...

Ex-Celtic defender Charlie Mulgrew ready to shine for Blackburn after overcoming “devastating” start at...

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BY ALAN TEMPLE - @CCP_SportCHARLIE MULGREW insists he is finally ready to show Blackburn fans what he is capable of after recovering from a “devastating” start to his Ewood Park career.The former Celtic star...

Doting dad Calvin Miller on how young family is driving him on to star...

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BY ALAN TEMPLE - CCP_SportCELTIC star Calvin Miller is adamant becoming a father has afforded him a maturity far beyond his years, while giving him the drive and determination to realise his undoubted potential.Miller,...

Blackburn boss Owen Coyle insist he is in the dark over suggestions ex-Celtic &...

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BY ALAN TEMPLE - @CCP_SportBLACKBURN boss Owen Coyle has poured cold water on suggestions Anthony Stokes is on the cusp of a stunning switch to Jagiellonia Bialystok.Reports in Poland this week suggested the Ekstraklasa...

Former Hibs star Graham Stack on ‘immense’ Hearts ace Aaron Hughes, love for Edinburgh...

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BY ALAN TEMPLE - @CCP_SportGRAHAM STACK watched Aaron Hughes shackle Diego Forlan, Florent Malouda and Helder Postiga - and reckons Hearts potentially have the best defender in Scotland on their books.His only regret is...

Sevilla goalkeeper ‘living the dream’ . . . just four years after he was...

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BY ALAN TEMPLE - @CCP_SportDavid Soria admits he is “living the dream” after winning the Europa League with Sevilla - just four years after failing to earn a contract with Hearts.The gifted goalkeeper, making...

Liverpool defender Steven Caulker could still switch allegiance to Scotland from England

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@CCP_SportLiverpool defender Steven Caulker admits he has not ruled out switching his allegiance to Scotland - despite having already been capped by England.The 24-year-old, who recently moved to Anfield on loan from Queens Park...

Scotland’s most expensive footballer of all-time Oliver Burke concedes he still has plenty to...

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BY ALAN TEMPLE - @CCP_SportOLIVER BURKE, the most expensive Scottish footballer in history, admits he still has plenty to learn as he seeks to realise his undoubted potential.The 21-year-old delivered a dazzling reminder of...

Newcastle made offer that would have seen Tom Cairney become most expensive Scot in...

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BY ALAN TEMPLE - @CCP_SportSLAVISA JOKANOVIC has revealed that Fulham snubbed an offer from Newcastle which would have made Tom Cairney the most expensive Scottish footballer of all time.The Cottagers boss has claimed Rafa...
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Aberdeen legend reveals new Scotland cap Ryan Fraser was so desperate to be a...

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BY ALAN TEMPLE - @CCP_SportABERDEEN legend Willie Miller has revealed that Scotland debutant Ryan Fraser was so desperate to realise his dream of becoming a professional footballer that he didn’t even read his first...

Arsenal midfielder performs u-turn and commits international future to Scotland

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FOLLOW US ON  TWITTER | FACEBOOKScotland have got one over on the Auld Enemy after Arsenal midfielder Charlie Gilmour revealed that he has pledged allegiance to his adopted country.The 19-year-old started out playing for Scotland...

Vancouver Whitecaps head coach Carl Robinson plays down chances of signing former Rangers &...

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BY ALAN TEMPLE - @CCP_SportVANCOUVER WHITECAPS head coach Carl Robinson has played down his interest in forgotten man David Templeton after the former Rangers winger joined the MLS outfit on trial.The 28-year-old has not...

Scotland starlet Harvey St Clair quits Chelsea to sign three-year deal with Venezia

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BY ALAN TEMPLE - @CCP_SportHARVEY ST CLAIR has become the latest Scottish starlet to embark on an Italian adventure after quitting Chelsea to join Serie B outfit Venezia.The 19-year-old was offered a new deal...

Rangers striker Kenny Miller heaps praise on Celtic counterpart Leigh Griffiths for Scotland lone...

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FIND US ON TWITTER AND FACEBOOKRANGERS striker Kenny Miller has showered praise on Old Firm rival Leigh Griffiths - for the way Scotland’s goal-scoring hero performed the thankless lone striker task against England.Griffiths grabbed the...

Scottish referee Willie Collum handed his first assignment of Euro 2016

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BY ALAN TEMPLE - @CCP_SportScotland’s sole representative at Euro 2016, referee Willie Collum, has been handed his first assignment of the tournament after being named as fourth official for Sunday’s clash between Turkey and...

Education and understanding the key in fighting racism, insists Nathan Austin

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NATHAN AUSTIN chokes back his own tears as he recalls his mum weeping uncontrollably.Watching her son being subjected to chilling racist abuse was simply too much for Jennifer to bear.A precocious schoolboy talent, Austin...

Ex-Celtic defender & Hibs and Falkirk manager John Hughes makes bid to become next...

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JOHN HUGHES has thrown his hat into the ring to become the next Scotland manager.The out-of-work former Falkirk, Hibs and Inverness Caley Thistle boss has lodged his application with the Scottish FA as the...
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