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Neil Lennon hoping Andy Ruiz Jnr v Anthony Joshua II can help Celtic KO Rangers
6 Dec 2019 at 10:30pm
WHAT better way could there be for Celtic to warm-up for what promises to a bruising encounter with doughty challengers who are hoping to strip them of their title than by sitting down to watch Andy Ruiz Jnr and Anthony Joshua slug it out again for the world heavyweight crown?

James Tavernier knows Rangers must win the battle in Old Firm war at Hampden
6 Dec 2019 at 10:30pm
IT is not that long since Rangers went into Old Firm encounters knowing that competing with Celtic was as much as they could realistically hope to achieve. Now, it is the very least James Tavernier demands.

Steven Gerrard is undaunted by the challenge and weight of history as Rangers...
6 Dec 2019 at 10:30pm
STEVEN GERRARD hit the highway to Glasgow 18 months ago and knew what demands, pressures and expectations awaited him at his destination.

Neil Lennon confident fit-again Celtic winger Mohamed Elyounoussi can start f...
6 Dec 2019 at 10:30pm
NEIL Lennon last night stressed he will have no qualms about starting Mohamed Elyounoussi in the Betfred Cup final even though the Celtic winger hasn?t played in nearly a month.

Neil Lennon urged to hand Celtic teen sensation Jeremie Frimpong a start agai...
6 Dec 2019 at 10:29pm
NEIL Lennon has been urged to pitch teenage sensation Jeremie Frimpong into his first Old Firm game in the Betfred Cup final against Rangers at Hampden tomorrow despite his lack of experience in the world-famous fixture.

Simon Donnelly: Rangers have improved - but how many of their players would g...
6 Dec 2019 at 10:30pm
SIMON Donnelly has questioned if any Rangers player is good enough to get into the Celtic starting line-up ? and predicted the Parkhead club will beat their Ibrox rivals in the Betfred Cup final if they perform at their best.

Steven Gerrard backs Rangers to rise to Hampden occasion and clinch Betfred C...
6 Dec 2019 at 10:30pm
STEVEN GERRARD has backed Rangers to rise to the occasion and become Hampden heroes as the Light Blues attempt to halt Celtic?s bid for ten-in-a-row.

Neil Lennon: There's a very good chance Odsonne Edouard will start for Celtic...
6 Dec 2019 at 10:27pm
NEIL Lennon is confident Odsonne Edouard will be fit to play for Celtic against Rangers in the Betfred Cup final at Hampden tomorrow after the 9 million striker came through a training session yesterday.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard set to sign new contract
6 Dec 2019 at 9:16pm
STEVEN GERRARD is set to commit his long term future to Rangers by penning a new deal that will keep him at Ibrox until 2024.

James Tavernier blasts 'irrelevant' jibe from Chris Sutton after Celtic hero ...
6 Dec 2019 at 10:35am
James Tavernier has hit back at Chris Sutton after the Celtic hero branded him a "serial loser".

The key decisions facing Steven Gerrard ahead of Sunday's League Cup final
6 Dec 2019 at 1:20pm
AFTER the midweek round of fixtures, the countdown to the Betfred Cup final is on. Celtic and Rangers will meet at Hampden to contest a final for the first time since 2011 and both sets of supporters will be desperate to see their side collect the first silverware on offer of the campaign, albeit for different reasons.


The Scotsman Football Feed

Rangers manager set for major contract extension, Jack Ross goalkeeper dilemm...
7 Dec 2019 at 10:45am
The latest Scottish football news, transfer rumours and gossip...

Alan Pattullo: Failure to insert Glen Kamara sell-on clause could be Dundee?s...
7 Dec 2019 at 6:00am
It’s an old meme but still perfectly serviceable in order to portray Tim Keyes’ mounting incredulity the next time the Dundee owner returns to the city.

Interview: Brechin City boss Mark Wilson on avoiding Scottish football?s ?tra...
7 Dec 2019 at 6:00am
The last time I met a football manager in this hotel he explained his bold vision to me and a few days later was out of a job. “Oh no!” gasps Mark Wilson when I tell him. “I’d better see if I can last a bit longer, maybe until the weekend.”

Flo Kamberi says his Hibs partnership with Christian Doidge is a good mix
6 Dec 2019 at 10:58pm
Hibs forward Florian Kamberi admits he is relishing playing in a strike partnership again.

?Some of the guys will need to stand up and be counted? - Christophe Berra?s ...
6 Dec 2019 at 10:55pm
Hearts skipper Christophe Berra admits they need a “big lift” that a new manager would provide but has warned his team-mates an appointment will be no magic bullet and they have to work harder to improve performances.

Neil Lennon: Odsonne Edouard looks good to go against Rangers in final
6 Dec 2019 at 10:30pm
Neil Lennon has indicated
Odsonne Edouard is set to overcome fitness concerns and lead the attack for 
Celtic in tomorrow’s Old Firm 
Betfred Cup final.

Steven Gerrard set to sign new deal as boss at Rangers until 2024
6 Dec 2019 at 10:30pm
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is understood to be on the brink of signing a new deal that would keep him at Ibrox until 2024.

Steven Gerrard?s Rangers ready for next stage on the road to redemption
6 Dec 2019 at 10:30pm
So far it has been about the journey and simply getting back into a position where they can seriously challenge for honours.

Neil Lennon explains why he is more relaxed ahead of Rangers cup final than w...
6 Dec 2019 at 10:30pm
If tomorrow’s League Cup final had been built up any more, the fear might have been it would block out the sun.

Rangers? James Tavernier hits back at former Celtic striker and pundit Chris ...
6 Dec 2019 at 10:10pm
Rangers captain James Tavernier has hit back at Chris Sutton, branding the former Celtic striker’s “serial loser” comments “irrelevant”.

Alan Pattullo: 'Duncan Ferguson, Everton manager' doesn't sound so far fetche...
6 Dec 2019 at 4:43pm
Now that Duncan Ferguson has finally been put in charge of the Everton first team, albeit temporarily, it’s natural to wonder what Jim McLean might think of this once unlikely scenario.

Neil Lennon speaks on fitness of Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard and gives upd...
6 Dec 2019 at 3:27pm
Neil Lennon has provided fans with an update on the fitness of Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard.

Daily Record

Daily Record - Sport

Alfredo Morelos in demand as Rangers hero set for swift Colombia return in th...
by (Mark Walker)
7 Dec 2019 at 11:12am
The 25-goal striker will be on the move quickly later this month as he looks to raise money in his homeland.

Florian Kamberi predicts Hibs turnaround after club turn to sports psychologi...
by (Record Sport Online)
7 Dec 2019 at 10:35am
The Hibees have now surrendered 18 points from winning positions this season, more than any other team in the Premiership.

Mark Warburton reveals his Rangers health and safety fears for Billy Gilmour ...
by (Graeme Young)
7 Dec 2019 at 10:24am
The former Rangers boss believes the Ibrox side are also primed to make a breakthrough and end Celtic's domestic dominance this season.

Airdire boss Ian Murray doesn't fear Manager of the Month curse ahead of Rait...
by (Mark Pirie)
7 Dec 2019 at 10:00am
Murray and striker Dale Carrick received the League One merits for November.

Steven Gerrard makes Celtic admission as Rangers boss addresses Betfred Cup '...
by (Graeme Young)
7 Dec 2019 at 9:40am
Gerrard confessed the usual big match butterflies are already kicking in as he aims to bring Celtic's domestic dominance to a halt.

Neil Lennon puts Chris Sutton in his place as Celtic boss shuts down Rangers ...
by (Graeme Young)
7 Dec 2019 at 9:09am
The Hoops boss focus isn't in any rush to rave about the opposition as his former team-mate soon found out.

What channel is Rangers vs Celtic? Live stream, TV and kick-off details
by (Record Sport Online)
7 Dec 2019 at 8:45am
The Glasgow rivals meet at Hampden to contest the first piece of major silverware this season.

Transfer news LIVE as Celtic and Rangers plus Aberdeen, Hearts and Hibs eye J...
by (Graeme Young)
7 Dec 2019 at 8:17am
Your one-stop shop for all the latest transfer gossip is BACK ahead of the winter window.

Steven Meenagh talks progress as Hamilton Rugby Club development officer
by (Andy McGilvray)
7 Dec 2019 at 8:00am
Meenagh can't believe it has been a year already, but is making strides at the Lanarkshire club.

Paul McGinn says St Mirren must haul themselves off the canvas after Motherwe...
by (Ben Ramage)
7 Dec 2019 at 7:00am
The defender is hoping to avoid a repeat performance against Hamilton after the fans turned on the team in Paisley.

BBC Scotland

BBC Sport - Scotland

'This is about Rangers, it will bring a huge lift' - Gerrard eyes first troph...
6 Dec 2019 at 4:42pm
Steven Gerrard says winning his first silverware as Rangers manager in Sunday's League Cup final would be a boost for the club's supporters.

'They have improved but so have we' - Lennon's Celtic ready for Rangers test
6 Dec 2019 at 5:29pm
Celtic manager Neil Lennon says it will take "a big performance" from Rangers to deny his side a 10th domestic trophy in Sunday's Scottish League Cup final.

Gerrard agrees terms for extended Ibrox stay - gossip
7 Dec 2019 at 8:57am
Rangers boss to sign a two-year contract extension, fitness news ahead of cup final, St Mirren may lose goalkeeper in January...

One more try: Doddie Weir - the rugby legend who won't give in to MND
7 Dec 2019 at 12:23am
Three years after being told he has a terminal illness, rugby legend Doddie Weir refuses to give it an inch.

Quiz: Glasgow Warriors' French connections
7 Dec 2019 at 10:06am
As Glasgow prepare to tackle La Rochelle, can you name 10 former Warriors to have plied their trade in France? Try our quiz.

Scottish Premiership team news, stats & selectors
6 Dec 2019 at 11:11pm
With four Scottish Premiership games on Saturday, catch up with all the team news and stats and choose your preferred XI.

'I've got to go with the faithful Hibs' - world champion Taylor takes on Thommo
6 Dec 2019 at 12:59pm
BBC Scotland pundit Steven Thompson goes up against world champion boxer Josh Taylor in the latest edition of Thommo's Tips.

Cockerill wants Edinburgh back three to be 'world class'
6 Dec 2019 at 10:45pm
Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill says he wants his back three players to strive to become "world class" after their Challenge Cup win over Wasps.

Edinburgh power to bonus-point win over Wasps in Challenge Cup
6 Dec 2019 at 9:35pm
Edinburgh keep their European Challenge Cup campaign on track with a bonus-point win over Wasps at Murrayfield.

Glasgow keen to re-sign Fiji lock Nakarawa
6 Dec 2019 at 2:27pm
Glasgow Warriors are investigating the possibility of bringing Fiji star Leone Nakarawa back to Scotstoun following his sacking by French club Racing 92.

Cowdenbeath striker Cox on brink of quitting over mental health taunts
6 Dec 2019 at 7:01pm
Teammates of Cowdenbeath striker David Cox say they will walk off the pitch if the abuse continues.

'We've got good players but not a good team' - Hearts captain Berra
6 Dec 2019 at 4:32pm
Captain Christophe Berra says managerless Hearts have "good players but are not a good team" as they continue to struggle in the Scottish Premiership.

STV Sports News

Football and sport news | STV Sport

Steven Gerrard agrees new contract with Rangers
6 Dec 2019 at 9:10pm
The Englishman will extend his Ibrox stay until 2024.

Lennon: There's a very good chance Edouard will start final
6 Dec 2019 at 3:21pm
Celtic's first choice striker has been back in training ahead of the clash with Rangers.

Gerrard needs Barisic to prove his fitness to face Celtic
6 Dec 2019 at 4:07pm
The Rangers boss says he has several injury concerns ahead of the League Cup final.

Football team will walk off pitch over suicide taunts
6 Dec 2019 at 5:23pm
Cowdenbeath FC striker David Cox has been abused by fans and fellow players.

Tavernier brands Sutton's comments as 'irrelevant'
6 Dec 2019 at 11:59am
The Rangers captain says his side are fully determined to lift silverware in the League Cup final.

McGregor: Celtic could handle Edouard's absence at Hampden
5 Dec 2019 at 3:39pm
The midfielder says his side have the firepower to hurt Rangers even without their star striker.

MacPhee not expecting quick appointment at Hearts
5 Dec 2019 at 12:42pm
The caretaker manager says Daniel Stendel's situation might not be resolved until next week.

Ryan Jack declares Rangers have nothing to fear from Celtic
5 Dec 2019 at 12:17pm
The midfielder says Sunday is the perfect opportunity for the Ibrox club to win silverware.

Lennon: Celtic will be a different team in the cup final
5 Dec 2019 at 10:24am
The Celtic boss says players weren't at their best in the win over Accies.

John Barclay retires from international rugby after 76 Scotland caps
4 Dec 2019 at 12:22pm
Ex-captain reflects on 'privilege to wear the jersey' as he calls time on test career.



The Sun

Football ? The Scottish Sun

Rangers news: Steven Davis huge doubt to face Celtic in Betfred Cup Final
7 Dec 2019 at 11:20am
RANGERS are sweating on the fitness of star man Steven Davis. SunSport understands he is a huge doubt ahead of Sunday’s Old Firm Betfred Cup Final. The midfielder looked out of sorts at Aberdeen in midweek and he is said to be nursing a foot injury that could rule him out of the clash against …

Rangers vs Celtic: Gerrard says Sutton ?doesn?t deserve airtime? after Tavern...
7 Dec 2019 at 11:20am
RANGERS boss Steven Gerrard has told James Tavernier to shut Chris Sutton up ? by winning the Betfred Cup Final. Former Celtic star Sutton branded Light Blues captain Tav a ?serial loser? ahead of the Old Firm showdown. The pundit, who will cover the final for BT Sport, also insisted defeat to the holders would …

Everton vs Chelsea LIVE: Stream free, TV channel, kick-off time and team news...
7 Dec 2019 at 11:19am
EVERTON welcome Chelsea to Goodison as they begin life without Marco Silva. The Portuguese gaffer was given his marching orders on Thursday after defeat in the Merseyside derby left Toffees in the relegation zone, with club legend Duncan Ferguson now in the dugout. Chelsea meanwhile have lost just once on the road since the opening …

11am Chelsea news LIVE: Everton build-up, transfer ban OVERTURNED, Zaha and D...
7 Dec 2019 at 11:12am
CHELSEA are preparing for managerless Everton after getting back to winning ways at home to Aston Villa – and they can now bring in reinforcements in January! The Court of Arbitration for Sport has halved the Blues’ transfer ban from two windows to one, meaning that they are now free to sign players again. And …

Rangers news: Steven Gerrard on verge of signing new contract until 2024
7 Dec 2019 at 11:12am
STEVEN GERRARD is on the verge of signing a new deal at Rangers. SunSport can reveal the Ibrox boss has all-but agreed terms on a bumper new contract that will extend his stay in Glasgow until 2024. The 39-year-old penned a four-year deal when he was appointed Gers gaffer on June 1, 2018. The new …

11am Man Utd news LIVE: City build-up, Pogba to Madrid ?blocked?, Saudi takeo...
7 Dec 2019 at 11:11am
MANCHESTER UNITED got back to winning ways with a crucial victory at home to former boss’ Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham. And now they will look to overcome an even bigger challenge as they visit champions Man City. But there is a battle away from the pitch, with the Red Devils hoping to keep a hold of …

11am Tottenham news LIVE: Burnley build-up, Spurs join Arsenal and Man Utd in...
7 Dec 2019 at 11:10am
JOSE MOURINHO suffered his first loss as Spurs manager on his return to Old Trafford. The Tottenham defence has so far been miles off the Special One’s high standards, and it is now rumoured he wants to sell every one of the backline – except Toby Alderweireld. Now they face the physically-demanding Burnley in Saturday’s …

Southgate watched Smalling during Roma?s draw with Inter Milan as England chi...
7 Dec 2019 at 11:04am
GARETH SOUTHGATE watched Chris Smalling in action for Roma against Inter Milan as he considers handing a shock international recall to the defender. The England chief is struggling to find a consistent partner for Harry Maguire with John Stones, Tyrone Mings and Michael Keane all tried in recent matches. With the on-loan Manchester United defender …

11am Arsenal news LIVE: Ljungberg says players ?scared?, Aubameyang Real Madr...
7 Dec 2019 at 11:04am
IT was another miserable evening in North London as Arsenal extended their winless run to nine Premier League matches. Freddie Ljungberg’s homecoming couldn’t have gone much worse as his below-par Gunners were deservedly beaten 2-1 by an energetic, hard-working Brighton. Meanwhile, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could be on his way to Real Madrid – with unsettled striker …

Rangers v Celtic ? TV channel and live stream for Betfred Cup Final
7 Dec 2019 at 11:00am
THE most hotly-anticipated cup final in years is nearly upon us. Rangers take on Old Firm rivals Celtic tomorrow as the pair battle it out for the first silverware of the season, the Betfred Cup. Hoops gaffer Neil Lennon is looking to continue the Parkhead club’s domestic dominance in recent times by winning their tenth …

Rangers vs Celtic: SunSport?s writers make their predictions for Betfred Cup ...
7 Dec 2019 at 10:59am
ALL eyes will be on Hampden this weekend as Rangers take on Celtic in the Betfred Cup Final. Scotland’s big two go head to head in the first Old Firm final since 2011, which Gers won 2-1. The Hoops are going for their tenth trophy in a row as they look to build on their …

Rangers news: Morelos to play in friendly for his own charity a day after Cel...
7 Dec 2019 at 10:56am
ALFREDO MORELOS will play in a friendly match for his own Charity Foundation just a day after the last Old Firm meeting of the year later this month. The Rangers striker announced this week he had set up the Alfredo Morelos Foundation to help deprived children in his homeland of Colombia. And he’s organised a …

Jose Mourinho to unleash Spurs youngsters including Parrott and Sessegnon in ...
7 Dec 2019 at 10:33am
JOSE MOURINHO is ready to throw youngsters Troy Parrott and Ryan Sessegnon into the cauldron of Champions League football at Bayern Munich on Wednesday. Irish striker Parrott, 17, and 25million ex-Fulham winger Sessegnon are just two of the youngsters the Spurs boss will name in the dead rubber against the German giants. Getty Images - …

Ex-Rangers star Graham Dorrans wishes Steven Gerrard had given him a chance a...
7 Dec 2019 at 10:27am
GRAHAM DORRANS wishes he was given a chance to prove himself at Rangers after overcoming his injury nightmare. The ex-Scotland midfielder endured an injury-hit two years Ibrox and was restricted to making just 23 appearances. Gers fan Dorrans played just three times under Steven Gerrard before his 2018/19 campaign was wrecked by another knee injury. …


Evening Times, Glasgow

Glasgow Times | Rangers

Steven Gerrard backs Rangers to rise to Hampden occasion and clinch Betfred C...
6 Dec 2019 at 10:30pm
STEVEN GERRARD has backed Rangers to rise to the occasion and become Hampden heroes as the Light Blues attempt to halt Celtic?s bid for ten-in-a-row.

Neil Lennon: There's a very good chance Odsonne Edouard will start for Celtic...
6 Dec 2019 at 10:27pm
NEIL Lennon is confident Odsonne Edouard will be fit to play for Celtic against Rangers in the Betfred Cup final at Hampden tomorrow after the 9 million striker came through a training session yesterday.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard set to sign new contract
6 Dec 2019 at 9:16pm
STEVEN GERRARD is set to commit his long term future to Rangers by penning a new deal that will keep him at Ibrox until 2024.

James Tavernier blasts 'irrelevant' jibe from Chris Sutton after Celtic hero ...
6 Dec 2019 at 10:35am
James Tavernier has hit back at Chris Sutton after the Celtic hero branded him a "serial loser".

Rangers goalkeeper Robby McCrorie hopes he and twin brother Ross can become s...
6 Dec 2019 at 12:09pm
Both McCrorie brothers are plying their trade away from Glasgow this season.

Ally McCoist claims Rangers once considered swoop for Luka Modric but were pr...
6 Dec 2019 at 11:09am
Ally McCoist has claimed Rangers once considered a swoop for Champions League winner Luka Modric - but were priced out of a move.

Rangers hero Derek Ferguson backs Alfredo Morelos to end Celtic scoring hoodo...
6 Dec 2019 at 10:23am
Derek Ferguson has backed Alfredo Morelos to end his goal-scoring woes against Celtic in this weekend's Betfred Cup final - if he's given the service he needs from those around him.

"Mo Johnston was battering everybody, Davie Syme thought a Celtic player had ...
5 Dec 2019 at 10:30pm
IAN Durrant won no fewer than 13 trophies during the 14 seasons that he spent in the Rangers first team in the 1980s and 1990s, but none was as enjoyable, or important, as the very first.

Chris Sutton says it's last chance for Steven Gerrard and 'serial loser' Jame...
5 Dec 2019 at 11:08pm
Chris Sutton has revealed that he fears for Rangers and their manager, Steven Gerrard, if they fail to prevail against Celtic in Sunday?s Betfred Cup final at the national stadium. The former Parkhead striker, now a media pundit and match analyst for BT Sport, accepts that Gerrard has improved the club since he began his managerial career at Ibrox 18 months ago.

"Betfred Cup win can propel Rangers to Premiership success - it was massive f...
5 Dec 2019 at 10:30pm
WITH Rangers bidding to win a record-breaking tenth consecutive Scottish title, the final day Premier Division triumph that Celtic recorded back in 1998 was massively important to the Parkhead club.

Callum McGregor: Morelos or Edouard? Celtic wouldn't swap French Eddy for any...
5 Dec 2019 at 10:30pm
CALLUM McGregor has weighed into the Odsonne Edouard-Alfredo Morelos debate ahead of the Betfred Cup final against Rangers on Sunday by revealing that Celtic wouldn?t swap their striker for any other player.