Scottish Football: Steven on way back

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TREVOR STEVEN, the Rangers midfielder who has pulled out of England's trip to Spain with a hamstring problem, plays for Rangers reserves against Motherwell today. Archie Knox, the Ibrox assistant manager, said: 'There has been no point in rushing Trevor if he is not fully fit as there is a long hard season ahead. This seems the ideal game to bring him back.'

Liam Brady, the manager of Rangers rivals, Celtic, confirmed yesterday that the club were interested in Leigh Jenkinson, the 6ft Hull winger, but that their interest had 'waned for the moment'.

Falkirk and Partick Thistle have the Scottish Premier League to themselves today, with the rest of the programme rearranged to accommodate Andy Roxburgh's preparations for Wednesday's World Cup qualifier against Switzerland in Berne.

The Falkirk manager, Jim Jefferies, adds Alex Taylor, Gary Lennox, Tommy McQueen and Neil Duffy to his squad. Partick will be without Paul McLaughlin because of a hamstring injury.

The Scottish League has given St Mirren special permission to sign John Hewitt, again and he will play this afternoon against Meadowbank. The St Mirren manager, Jimmy Bone, said: 'We had to get special permission because of the 12-month rule which states that a player cannot return to a club during that period.'