Baggio dismissive of Rangers' chances

SCOTTISH FOOTBALL
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Paul Sturrock, the St Johnstone manager, was able to go home yesterday after spending the night in a Dundee coronary care unit, writes David McKinney.

Sturrock was rushed to hospital on Saturday after collapsing in the Tannadice dug-out with chest pains as he watched his side lose 2-1 to his former team, Dundee United. Doctors were able to tell him he had not suffered a heart attack.

This week Scotland's three European representatives face difficult matches with Rangers (4-0 winners at Partick) travelling to Turin for a Champions' League match against Juventus. "Rangers are missing certain elements and that should make it easy for Juve," the former Juventus player, Roberto Baggio, has said.

Those missing elements include Paul Gascoigne, Alan McLaren, Ian Ferguson and Brian Laudrup, while Oleg Salenko is struggling to overcome a thigh injury.

Celtic again demonstrated a lack of cutting edge in their 2-2 draw with Hibernian, prior to Thursday's Cup-Winners' Cup tie against Paris St-Germain. While the minds of Raith had evidently drifted towards tomorrow's Uefa Cup visit of Bayern Munich, Jurgen Klinsmann et al as they fell to a 4-2 defeat at the hands of Hearts.

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