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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.

Away days set to continue for Celtic at the Scottish Cup quarters

Celtic have been handed yet another away tie in the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup.

There is something slightly unsettling about Steve Kean going all gooey in public about the fact Sir Alex Ferguson rang the Blackburn manager to offer him support

Black joins Kean's relegation battle at Rovers

Eric Black has been confirmed as Steve Kean's new assistant head coach at Blackburn Rovers.

Hearts to fight SPL charge in wages dispute

Hearts have vowed to fight a charge of "failing to behave with the utmost good faith" over the alleged delayed payment of player wages which has been issued by the Scottish Premier League.

Chief operating officer Ali Russell told the Rangers' official website: 'The fans have intimated for some time their desire for a standing area within Ibrox and following the feedback we have had from fans' groups it is only right as a response that we are willing to explore the possibility.'

Rangers 'willing to explore' introducing safe-standing

Rangers have revealed they are "willing to explore the possibility" of introducing a safe-standing section at Ibrox.

The SPL has announced 'substantially improved terms' with the TV broadcasters

Bigger clubs face day of minnows in Scottish Cup

SPL chief hails improved five-year TV agreement as vote of confidence in Scottish football

Flat Celtic leave Lennon feeling the heat

Celtic 0 Hibernian 0

McCoist gives backing to Whyte after TV accusations

Ally McCoist yesterday praised Craig Whyte and insisted his Rangers players were unaffected by the media storm which followed allegations made by the BBC about the Rangers owner on Thursday.

Wayne Snr arrested in family match-fixing 'scam'

Star's father, uncle and ex-teammate in football betting scandal

Bocanegra gets work permit for Rangers move

New Rangers signing Carlos Bocanegra has been given the green-light to join up with the rest of his team-mates after obtaining a visa.

MacKay on target to send Celtic stumbling to shock defeat

Celtic suffered their first defeat to St Johnstone at home since 1999 yesterday, after defender Dave MacKay's second-half effort secured an unlikely 1-0 victory.

League round-up: Saints and Seagulls set the pace

The South Coast promoted sides, Southampton and Brighton, emerged as early season leaders in the Championship after wins at Barnsley and Portsmouth respectively kept their 100 per cent records intact.

Five come alive as bosses' wheel of fortune takes a turn for the better

Up and down the country, new managers are pumping up expectations. But will it all end in tears? Steve Tongue reads the runes

Neil Lennon signs new Celtic deal

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has signed a new 12-month rolling contract, the Glasgow club have confirmed.

Ally McCoist begins Rangers tenure at Ibrox

Ally McCoist will have home advantage for his first Clydesdale Bank Premier League match in charge of Rangers.

Aston Villa appoint Alex McLeish as manager

Aston Villa have confirmed the controversial appointment of former Birmingham boss Alex McLeish as their new manager.

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