Title in sight for Rangers

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Scottish football

Rangers could seal another Premier Division title this afternoon if they beat Motherwell, which is likely, and Celtic lose at home to Falkirk, which is unlikely.

Walter Smith returns to the scene of his first-ever defeat as Rangers manager, knowing victory at Motherwell will help him complete a happy fifth anniversary in charge.

The Rangers manager was in Italy earlier this week with chairman David Murray, having talks with the Juventus striker Gianluca Vialli, as the Scottish champions look to seal a remarkable summer signing.

However, today the Vialli talk goes on ice as Rangers pursue three of the six remaining points that will ensure an eighth successive domestic title.

Meanwhile, a win for Celtic would not only keep the championship race alive, but it would condemn Falkirk to certain relegation.