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Former Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel’s hands Slovakia a boost ahead of Scotland clash

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FOLLOW US ON TWITTER |FACEBOOKSlovakia have been handed a much-needed boost after captain Martin Skrtel returned to training following nose surgery.The former Liverpool defender linked up with his fellow countrymen on Wednesday after undergoing an operation...

Scotland and Hearts star Christophe Berra on the challenge of shackling Harry Kane and...

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BY ALAN TEMPLE - @CCP_SportSCOTLAND defender Christophe Berra has lavished praise on Harry Kane and concedes an utterly faultless display, allied with ample good fortune, will be required to shackle the England talisman.Kane, 23,...
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Northern Ireland hero Liam Boyce out to maintain momentum with Hearts

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LIAM BOYCE needed just one touch to make himself a Northern Ireland hero and tee up what promises to be a momentous three weeks for club and country.But the Hearts star is adamant taking...

Just days after Spain chief Luis Rubiales rocked the World Cup, Sean Murdoch reflects...

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BY ALAN TEMPLE - @CCP_SportLUIS RUBIALES will be forever known as the straight-talking administrator who rocked the World Cup before a ball was kicked.But Sean Murdoch will always remember him as a true gentleman...
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Lyndon Dykes will rise to Israel occasion vows Gary Holt

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GARY HOLT insists Lyndon Dykes will rise to the occasion if Steve Clarke gives him the nod for Scotland’s biggest game in 17 years.Holt is the man who snapped up Dykes for Livingston and...

Steve Clarke should be the next Scotland boss, insists Gary Holt

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FORMER Scotland midfielder Gary Holt insists the Scottish FA should look no further than Steve Clarke to succeed Alex McLeish, insisting the Hampden hot-seat is a natural progression for the Kilmarnock boss.The Livingston...
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Fraser Aird looking to make impression at Vancouver Whitecaps after joining from Rangers

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@CCP_sportFraser Aird admits he is hoping to become a better player at Vancouver Whitecaps after joining the Canadian club on a season-long loan from Rangers.The versatile right-back has returned to the country of his...

Hibs boss Neil Lennon insists Celtic captain Scott Brown’s retirement u-turn is huge boost...

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FOLLOW US ON TWITTER | FACEBOOKHibs head coach Neil Lennon insists Celtic captain Scott Brown’s decision to come out of international retirement is a significant boost for Scotland.The 31-year-old is set to make himself available for the...

Dunfermline backs Lewis Martin to become the next Championship star in Scot Gemmill’s Scotland...

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BY ALAN TEMPLE - @CCP_SportALLAN JOHNSTON has tipped Lewis Martin to be a Scotland under-21 star after revealing the Dunfermline defender has been on the cusp of Scot Gemmill’s last two squads.Martin, 20, has...

Celtic captain Scott Brown looks to have escaped ban as FIFA say ‘no disciplinary...

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FOLLOW US ON  TWITTER | FACEBOOKSCOTT BROWN is set to be cleared to face England this summer - if he decides to continue his Scotland comeback.The Celtic skipper looks to have escaped an international ban...

Former Hearts striker Edgaras Jankauskas encouraged by his dugout debut for Lithuania

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@CCP_sportEdgaras Jankauskas insists Lithuania are heading in the right direction despite being defeated 1-0 by Romania in his dugout debut.The former Hearts striker is bidding to put his own stamp on Scotland’s Group F...

Scotland manager keeping an eye on Leeds pair Liam Cooper and Alex Mowatt

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BY DARREN JOHNSTONE @CCP_SportScotland manager Gordon Strachan has Leeds United pair Liam Cooper and Alex Mowatt on his radar.Elland Road manager Steve Evans has admitted that Strachan has been in touch regarding 'two or...

Scotland call-up Oliver Burke backed to shine by former manager Dougie Freedman

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@CCP_sportDougie Freedman insists new Scotland call-up Oliver Burke has huge potential after watching the winger flourish at Nottingham Forest.Burke featured regularly under manager Freedman at the City Ground before the one-time Scotland forward lost...

France versus Scotland to be overseen by Hibs 0-7 Malmo referee

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BY ALAN TEMPLE - @CCP_SportThe referee who oversaw the heaviest ever defeat for a Scottish club in European competition will be the man in the middle for Scotland's clash against France.Belgian whistler Sebastien Delferiere...

Malta winger Luke Gambin is a man in demand ahead of Scotland clash

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@CCP_sportMalta’s only UK-based internationalist is a man in demand after winger Luke Gambin turned down the chance to join Leyton Orient.Barnet accepted a bid of over £100,000 from their English League Two rivals but...

Uncapped duo on the radar of Scotland boss Steve Clarke following impressive promotion campaigns

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SCOTLAND boss Steve Clarke admits uncapped duo Michael Rose and Ryan Gauld are on his radar following sensational promotion campaigns.Rose, 24, joined Coventry from Ayr United last summer and enjoyed a sensational debut season...

Scot Gemmill relishing chance to watch another Scotland-England clash after tasting fixture at EURO...

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FOLLOW US ON  TWITTER | FACEBOOKAS A YOUNGSTER, he was stopped from going to watch his legendary dad at Wembley and, as a player, Scot Gemmill never made it onto the pitch to face England...

Celtic star Stuart Armstrong the ‘complete player’ & is destined for 50 Scotland caps,...

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FOLLOW US ON  TWITTER | FACEBOOKBILLY DODDS reckons Stuart Armstrong can already look forward to entering the Hampden Hall of Fame - and starring in the English Premier League - after his stunning Scotland bow.Boss Gordon...

WATCH: Former Celtic boss sparks touchline melee over Gary Mackay-Steven tackle

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Former Celtic manager Ronny Deila has defended himself for sparking a dugout melee after admitting he feared Scotland international Gary Mackay-Steven had suffered a serious injury. The incident was triggered when San Carlos defender Pablo...

John McGinn was on international duty – but he made sure everyone in the...

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BY ALAN TEMPLE - @CCP_SportJOHN McGINN reckons every guest at the plush Mar Hall hotel knew that Hibs had taken a massive step towards the Championship title on Saturday night - thanks to his...
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