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

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

Scottish round-up: Forrest shows his promise as Celtic put four past St Mirren

Celtic swept St Mirren aside at Parkhead yesterday and brushed away any concerns they will lack flair without the departed Aiden McGeady.

Rangers to trust in youth after Hutton's fine bow

Walter Smith's limited squad meant teenager was one of five youngsters on bench last Saturday

Scottish round-up: Beattie ready to form potent partnership with Miller

James Beattie has vowed to score goals in the Premier League after claiming he can strike up an explosive partnership with Kenny Miller. He was thrown straight into Rangers' 2-1 win against Kilmarnock on Saturday, just 24 hours after sealing his move from Stoke.

Rangers in talks for Beattie and Smith

Rangers manager Walter Smith has confirmed the club are in talks to sign Stoke striker James Beattie and Portsmouth striker Tommy Smith.

Lennon fighting to stop Rangers hat-trick

Celtic's new manager thrives on conflict but he has his work cut out to stop wily old fox Smith enjoying last hurrah

England's second tier: now home to Scotland's leading talents

With six managers from north of the border and a fresh raft of SPL players, this season has a tartan tint

Smith admits he is struggling to attract players to Rangers

Rangers manager Walter Smith admits he is being priced out of the transfer market. Smith signed a new one-year deal after agreeing an improved budget to sign players following direct talks with representatives of Lloyds Banking Group. But the size of the fees being demanded by clubs and players means Smith is struggling to land his targets as fans await the club's first signing since August 2008.

Boyd backed to flourish at Middlesbrough

Steven Naismith has backed Kris Boyd to be just as prolific a goalscorer at Middlesbrough as he was at Rangers.

Boyd completes Middlesbrough switch

Middlesbrough have confirmed the signing of striker Kris Boyd on a two-year deal from Scottish champions Rangers.

Boyd explains reason for Rangers exit

Kris Boyd claims he is quitting Rangers because there is nothing left for him to achieve in Scottish football.

Nish at the double as Hibs earn their place in Europe

Hibernian pipped Motherwell to fourth place in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League to secure European football with a 2-0 win at Dundee United yesterday.

Rangers on brink as Smith bemoans 'lack of pressure'

The Rangers manager, Walter Smith, lamented the "lack of pressure" his side had been put under as they took a large step towards the Scottish Premier League title by beating Hearts 2-0 yesterday.

Celtic are focused on the Cup now, says Lennon

Hoops manager admits title is gone as he prepares for Ross County semi-final

Lennon is the man to give life to Bhoys

Neil Lennon's reinvigoration of Celtic has been abrupt. As a midfielder at Parkhead, he was a source of tenacity, and often indignation if standards fell or opponents were confrontational. As a manager, he has revealed his desire to succeed, and is such a compelling individual that he incites a response.

Hartson believes standards at Celtic and Rangers have fallen

Former Celtic striker says recent results prove quality of Old Firm has dipped
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