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Charlie Austin’s double lifted Queens Park Rangers to second in the Championship after a 2-1 home victory over Huddersfield Town yesterday.

Lennon and Mjallby press Celtic claim by winning run

Johan Mjallby claims he and Neil Lennon must be contenders for a long-term management role at Celtic Park if they maintain their winning run in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.

Keane voted Celtic player of the year

Robbie Keane has been voted Celtic's player of the year by the club's fans despite playing for just two and a half months of the campaign so far.

Thompson: We needed victory to redeem us

Josh Thompson was relieved following Celtic's 2-1 victory over Motherwell on Tuesday night after admitting failure was not an option in the wake of the club's Active Nation Scottish Cup shock against Ross County.

Rangers bemoan pile-up of road trips

Rangers have added to the protests over the post-split Clydesdale Bank Premier League fixtures by hitting out at the decision to hand them three consecutive away games.

'Let England do well – we'll still beat them,' says Brown

It was from a comforting place, of deep certainties and contentment, that Craig Brown suddenly re-emerged in the competitive heart of Scottish football. Five years had passed since his previous management job when Motherwell appointed him in charge of a team last December that was reduced to a state of anxiety. He was 69, his knees were a little more troublesome and his hair was a little greyer around the temples, but then Brown has always been most adept at confounding assumptions made about him.

Names in the frame for Celtic

Tony Mowbray's departure from Celtic after just nine months has paved the way for a new era at Parkhead.

Bougherra to Barça link denied

Walter Smith hopes player continues to perform despite speculation over move

We have the strikers to topple Gers, says Loovens

Celtic defender Glenn Loovens has disputed Kenny Miller's assertion that Rangers' superior "firepower" will see the Ibrox side retain their Premier League title.

Gannon's common touch boosts Posh

Peterborough Utd 1 QPR 0: Tactical switch earns debut win for manager who has uphill struggle in relegation fight

Kamara joins Celtic on loan from Fulham

Celtic have signed Diomansy Kamara on loan from Fulham on what is shaping up to be a busy transfer deadline day at Parkhead.

Motherwell show faith in Brown

Winning start as caretaker at Fir Park earns former Scotland manager full role

McLeish aims to stay frugal after signing £3m Michel

Birmingham manager says he will not bankrupt club as first January signing arrives

Celtic rebuff McDonald approach from Wigan

Celtic have turned down an approach from Wigan for striker Scott McDonald.

Outside the Box: Murray's foot-in-mouth gaffes keep us all amused

What's said in the dressing-room stays in there – so says a time-honoured football maxim. Matt Murray does not adhere to it, fortunately for the wider world, the Wolves keeper having used his time while recovering from a serious knee injury to chronicle Molineux's finest foot-in-mouth gaffes. When Wolves equalised at Barnsley, effectively clinching the Championship title, their jubilant fans were cleared from the pitch by mounted police. Left-back Stephen Ward was incensed. "Did you see those police horses?" Murray records him saying. "They're animals!" Ward was again the fall guy after Murray explained he had been to the city's Grand Theatre to do a picture with the seven dwarves to publicise a pantomime, asking: "What show's that then?" Another pearl, passed on by a physio, finds Andy Keogh being driven to London to see an ankle specialist. "Did your ears just pop?" asks the striker. "We must've been going over the Pennines." And he once played for Leeds. Jay Bothroyd, now with Cardiff, advised colleagues to invest in "bricks and water", and Richard Stearman told team-mates that his ankle scan showed he had "nicked an archery". Mick McCarthy's men are not alone in their unwitting wordplay. Your reporter has a colleague who did all his Christmas shopping "at Mataland". Another wondered whether Joe Hart was "illegible" to play against Manchester City. Wolves, meanwhile, face a tricky FA Cup tie today at Tranmere, who, as any of the players could tell you, play in Burke and Hare.

No need for break, says SPL chief

Doncaster insists recent weather-ruined schedule is no reason to change calendar
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