Look who's back? Former Manchester United midfielder Eric Djemba-Djemba signs for St Mirren

The Cameroon international returns to the UK after spells in various countries

Neil Lennon has thanked Celtic fans for their support after he was pelted with missiles by Aberdeen fans

Celtic manager Neil Lennon thanks fans for support after Aberdeen fans throw missiles at him during League Cup semi-final

Celtic fans paid tribute to their manager in the 18th minute of the win over St Mirren to support former player Lennon, who wore number 18 during his time at Parkhead

Charlie Mulgrew admits the Celtic squad are not thinking about breaking any records despite 23-match unbeaten run

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Mulgrew was on target as Celtic thumped Kilmarnock to edge closer to another Scottish Premiership title

Rangers manager Ally McCoist has paid tribute to his former teammate Ian Redford

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Redford made over 200 appearances for the Glasgow club and McCoist admits he is 'deeply shocked' at the tragic news

Neil Lennon wants to add to high-flying Celtic squad

Neil Lennon was ecstatic with Celtic’s 4-0 win at St Mirren on Sunday but admitted he is seeking recruits in the transfer window.

Hearts stay in negative after Hibernian defeat

Liam Craig’s penalty gave Hibernian their first league win over Hearts in eight games, the 2-1 victory ensuring their Edinburgh rivals remain on minus-two points.

Celtic fans now allowed flags after police U-turn

Celtic fans will now be able to take flags and banners to the club’s Boxing Day game at St Johnstone following a U-turn by the home club and the police, according to the Scottish champions.

Teemu Pukki scored the winner in the 28th minute from close range to extend his side’s unbeaten run in the league to 15 games and keep them on course to retain their title

Round-up: Teemu Pukki strikes it lucky for Celtic against Hibernian

Celtic bounced back from their Champions’ League hammering by Barcelona with a 1-0 home win against Hibernian in the Scottish Premiership.

Celtic fans display controversial banners which has seen Uefa take disciplinary action against the Scottish club

Celtic set to find out disciplinary decision later today regarding Green Brigade's Bobby Sands banner

Fans unveiled a banner picturing the IRA hunger striker as well as Scottish nationalist icon William Wallace leading to Uefa opening disciplinary proceedings

Celtic ban 128 fans in bid to disband Green Brigade group after Motherwell damage

Celtic have suspended 128 fans in an attempt to disband the Green Brigade group of supporters after labelling events during Friday’s match at Motherwell “indefensible”.

Defending champions Celtic will face Aberdeen in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup

Scottish Cup: Celtic handed tricky fifth-round tie with visit of Aberdeen

Rangers given home match against the winner of Ayr United and Dunfermline

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Biggest win in the history of Albion sees Motherwell crash out of the Scottish Cup fourth round

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Celtic struck twice in added time through Derk Boerrigter and Kris Commons to beat Aberdeen in an enthralling Scottish Premiership encounter.

Rangers fans protest against how their club is being run

Rangers confirm David Somers as acting chairman ahead of chief executive appointment

Somers has a built a career in fund management and will oversee the appointment of a new chief executive after Walter Smith left three months ago

Aberdeen thrash Partick Thistle

Aberdeen moved back up to second place in the Scottish Premiership table with a 4-0 win over Partick Thistle at Pittodrie last night.

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