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

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

British League Cup plan proposed at SPL meeting

The possibility of a British League Cup was raised yesterday when Scottish Premier League clubs met at Hampden. As part of plans to reform the game north of the border – which could see the Premier League reduced to 10 teams from the current 12 – a competition involving teams from around Britain has been tentatively proposed.

Smith admits Old Firm jitters may creep in

Walter Smith believes nerves will begin to kick in for both halves of the Old Firm this week as they continue their rival challenges for the Scottish Premier League title.

Charlie Adam: The boy who got booed now makes Blackpool rock

Vicious abuse from Rangers fans meant his Dad stopped going to games. Now the Tangerine schemer is illuminating the Premier League. Marc Padgett meets Charlie Adam

Smith forecasts strong finish to Rangers' season from Lafferty

Striker scores in first game back after illness and injury and is tipped to play big part in race for the SPL title

Wilson anxious to put Rangers 'nightmare' to bed early

Celtic full-back Mark Wilson expects more twists and turns in the title race following Dundee United's shock win at Ibrox at the weekend, but he is desperate to avoid an "unbearable" final day shoot-out.

Smith challenges Rangers to go on unbeaten run in defence of title

Rangers manager Walter Smith has challenged his players to go through the rest of the season unbeaten and boost their hopes of retaining the Scottish Premier League title.

The sporting week ahead (27/03/11)

Today

Neil Lennon and Ally McCoist charged by SFA

Celtic manager Neil Lennon and Rangers assistant boss Ally McCoist were today charged with misconduct by the Scottish Football Association as the fallout of last week's volatile Scottish Cup fifth-round reply at Parkhead continued.

'Brain bug' killed footballer Colin Hendry's wife

The wife of former footballer Colin Hendry died in hospital after a bug in her body spread to her brain causing meningitis, an inquest heard today.

Mensing speaks out on drugs ban

Hamilton midfielder Simon Mensing has claimed he is "completely innocent" after he finished his four-week suspension for failing a drugs test.

From last-chance saloon to Second Chance

Recovering alcoholic Alex Rae has been sober since 1998. He is a dedicated football man but his legacy will be helping out addicts

'Sensational' front pair help Celtic take control

Dundee United 1 Celtic 3

Lennon hopes Celtic's title challengers come back in one piece

Celtic manager Neil Lennon is concerned this week's internationals could derail his side's challenge for the Scottish Premier League. Lennon, named SPL manager of the month for January earlier this week, is eager for his cosmopolitan squad to return to Glasgow injury-free and protect their five-point lead over Rangers in this weekend's match with Dundee United.

Fletcher unlikely to get another Scotland chance under Levein

Steven Fletcher is unlikely to play again for Scotland under Craig Levein. It emerged yesterday morning that the Wolves striker, 23, turned down a place in Levein's squad for next week's Carling Nations Cup meeting with Northern Ireland in Dublin.

Adam destined to attain 'bigger and better things'

Scotland manager Craig Levein is confident Charlie Adam will soon be rewarded with a dream move despite failing to seal his departure from Blackpool on Monday night.

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