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John Rooney nets winner as Stockport beat Yeovil to secure third spot

Posted Saturday, May 29, 2021 by PA14 hits

Stockport secured third place in the Vanarama National League and a home semi-final in the play-offs after beating Yeovil 1-0 at Huish Park.John Rooney’s 16th league goal of the season set County on their way when his deflected effort beat Glovers goalkeeper Adam Smith in the 23rd minute.Yeovil veteran Jimmy Smith was brought on for the final appearance of his career after replacing the in...Full Story »

Callum Davidson pays tribute to St Johnstone saviour Geoff Brown after cup glory

Posted Sunday, May 23, 2021 by PA34 hits

Callum Davidson saluted St Johnstone’s saviour Geoff Brown after the 1-0 Scottish Cup final win over Hibernian secured an extraordinary cup double.Wing-back Shaun Rooney, who scored the only goal in the Betfred Cup final win over Livingston at Hampden Park in February, was the hero again with a header in the 31st minute at the national stadium, with Hibs keeper Matt Macey’s penalty s...Full Story »

Shaun Rooney the final hero again as St Johnstone claim historic cup double

Posted Saturday, May 22, 2021 by PA29 hits

Shaun Rooney was again the hero as St Johnstone beat Hibernian 1-0 in the Scottish Cup final to secure an extraordinary cup double.The 24-year-old wing-back scored the only goal in the Betfred Cup final win over Livingston at Hampden Park in February and made the difference against Hibs at the national stadium to confirm the greatest season in the Perth club’s history.Rooney’s header...Full Story »

Callum Davidson to assess St Johnstone squad in wake of Covid-19 outbreak

Posted Friday, May 21, 2021 by PA41 hits

St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson will assess his squad for the Scottish Cup final following a recent Covid-19 outbreak.Eight players in all were affected, with some only returning to training in the middle of the week.Left-back Scott Tanser is rated at 50-50 after making decent progress following the ankle injury that he suffered in the quarter-final win over Rangers.Hibernian have no fresh ...Full Story »

John Hughes felt ‘football gods’ were looking down on Ross County at Motherwell

Posted Sunday, May 16, 2021 by PA28 hits

John Hughes felt the “football gods” were smiling on Ross County as goals from veteran midfielders Iain Vigurs and Michael Gardyne sealed his side’s Scottish Premiership status in a 2-1 win at Motherwell.County were heading for the play-offs at the halfway stage of Sunday’s final matches, with Sam Foley’s early goal giving Motherwell a 1-0 lead over County and Kilma...Full Story »

Callum Davidson hails St Johnstone’s season ‘phenomenal’ ahead of cup final

Posted Saturday, May 15, 2021 by PA33 hits

Callum Davidson believes St Johnstone’s campaign has been “phenomenal” no matter what happens in next weekend’s Scottish Cup final after they clinched fifth spot in the Premiership.A goalless draw with Livingston was enough to keep their visitors at bay and guarantee Davidson’s side will be playing European football next season.It is a remarkable turnaround for Sain...Full Story »

Time to rebuild, says John Kennedy after season to forget for Celtic

Posted Saturday, May 15, 2021 by PA24 hits

Interim boss John Kennedy believes Celtic may have come to the end of an era after they ended a dismal season with a goalless draw against Hibernian at Easter Road.The Parkhead club’s bid to win a 10th successive Premiership title was ended by Old Firm rivals Rangers and they ultimately finished the campaign 25 points behind the new champions, who went all 38 league games unbeaten.Saturday...Full Story »

Stalemate against Livingston enough to guarantee St Johnstone European football

Posted Saturday, May 15, 2021 by PA26 hits

St Johnstone are guaranteed European football next season after they clung on to fifth place in the Premiership with a goalless stalemate against Livingston.The Perth outfit knew a point would be enough to keep their visitors at bay in the table and they defended stoutly to secure the draw they needed to bring down the curtain on their league campaign.All attention now moves on to next Saturday&...Full Story »

St Johnstone welcome back several isolating players for Livingston clash

Posted Saturday, May 15, 2021 by PA41 hits

St Johnstone will have several players back from self-isolation when they take on Livingston in the Scottish Premiership fifth-placed decider.Saints will still have some players out because of Covid-19 after eight missed the midweek defeat by Celtic.Scott Tanser (ankle) remains absent but has half a chance of being fit for the Scottish Cup final.Livingston have no fresh injury worries for the tr...Full Story »

Callum Davidson says Covid-19 situation at St Johnstone is ‘very concerning’

Posted Thursday, May 13, 2021 by PA22 hits

St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson admits he is very concerned about his Scottish Cup final plans after losing more players to Covid-related issues.Already without four self-isolating players before Sunday’s semi-final win against St Mirren, Davidson only had a 16-man squad for their 4-0 defeat at Celtic Park with Zander Clark, Liam Gordon, Michael O’Halloran and Ali McCann droppin...Full Story »

Scott Brown produces assist in final home game as Celtic hammer St Johnstone

Posted Thursday, May 13, 2021 by PA21 hits

Scott Brown produced an impressive assist as Celtic beat a Covid-hit St Johnstone 4-0 in his final home match.Brown’s long diagonal ball set up Odsonne Edouard to double Celtic’s lead in the 24th minute.David Turnbull had netted the opener 60 seconds earlier after loan goalkeeper Zdenek Zlamal had been controversially penalised for picking up a passback.Zlamal had been pitched in for...Full Story »

Celtic keeper Scott Bain to miss St Johnstone clash with finger injury

Posted Tuesday, May 11, 2021 by PA27 hits

Scott Bain is out of Celtic’s Scottish Premiership clash with St Johnstone at Parkhead on Wednesday night due to a finger injury.Interim boss John Kennedy will not take a risk with the goalkeeper or one or two others although there is nothing major about the concerns.Defender Christopher Jullien is out long term with a knee injury.St Johnstone have no fresh injuries after their Scottish Cu...Full Story »

John Hughes waiting on fitness of Carl Tremarco ahead of Hamilton clash

Posted Tuesday, May 11, 2021 by PA43 hits

Ross County boss John Hughes admits it is “touch and go” whether defender Carl Tremarco will be fit enough to face Hamilton in Wednesday’s relegation crunch.The full-back has missed the last month with a calf problem.Fellow full-back Connor Randall has suffered a thigh strain on his return to training from a back issue and will not feature, nor will long-term casualties Callum ...Full Story »

St Johnstone to reassess coronavirus restrictions ahead of Scottish Cup final

Posted Monday, May 10, 2021 by PA23 hits

Callum Davidson has vowed to beef up St Johnstone’s coronavirus safeguards to ensure their Scottish Cup final hopes are not threated by another quarantine drama.The Perth outfit are on course for a cup double after substitute Glenn Middleton helped steer the Betfred Cup winners past St Mirren at Hampden.But they had to do without a key quartet as they booked a May 22 showpiece showdown wit...Full Story »

Substitute Glenn Middleton inspires St Johnstone to Scottish Cup semi-final win

Posted Sunday, May 09, 2021 by PA28 hits

Glenn Middleton’s second-half star cameo ensured St Johnstone remain on course for a trophy double as they beat St Mirren 2-1 to claim a place in the Scottish Cup final.The on-loan Rangers winger had only been on the park seven minutes when he set-up Chris Kane’s opener.And he struck again two minutes later, sweeping home a free-kick to ensure Callum Davidson’s men will be back...Full Story »

Lee Johnson says Sunderland will appeal against six-game ban for his assistant

Posted Sunday, May 09, 2021 by PA19 hits

Sunderland head coach Lee Johnson has suggested the club will appeal against a six-match ban dished out to his assistant Jamie McAllister by the Football Association.As things stand McAllister, who was not at the Stadium of Light as the Black Cats finished the season with a 1-1 draw, is set to be away from the dressing room for the Sky Bet League One play-off double header with Lincoln.Johnson c...Full Story »

John McGlynn confident his patched-up Raith Rovers are ready for Dundee showdown

Posted Sunday, May 09, 2021 by PA17 hits

John McGlynn insists his battered-and-bruised Raith Rovers squad are up for the play-off fight despite seeing their injury woes continue to mount.The Kirkcaldy outfit squeezed past Fife rivals Dunfermline to set up a two-game semi-final shoot-out with Dundee this week.But the 2-0 win – sealed thanks to goals from Lewis Vaughan and Gozie Ugwu – came at a cost.On-loan Rangers ace Kai K...Full Story »

John Stones suspended as Manchester City face Chelsea

Posted Friday, May 07, 2021 by PA24 hits

Manchester City are without defender John Stones as they bid to clinch the Premier League title against fellow Champions League finalists Chelsea on Saturday.The England international completes his three-match domestic suspension for his sending off in the victory against Aston Villa last month.City have no new fitness concerns following their exertions against Paris St Germain in midweek and ce...Full Story »

Mason O’Malley and John McAtee could miss Scunthorpe’s clash with Stevenage

Posted Friday, May 07, 2021 by PA28 hits

Scunthorpe will check on Mason O’Malley and John McAtee ahead of the visit of Stevenage.Defender O’Malley suffered a dead leg in the 0-0 draw with Bradford, which forward McAtee missed through illness.Harrison McGahey remains a doubt with a quad problem and fellow defender Jordan Clarke has a knee injury.Defender Junior Brown, midfielder Jordan Hallam and striker Aaron Jarvis are car...Full Story »

John Kennedy blames referee over red card as Celtic slump to 4-1 Old Firm defeat

Posted Sunday, May 02, 2021 by PA22 hits

John Kennedy hit out at Old Firm novice Nick Welsh as he laid responsibility for Celtic’s heaviest derby defeat in 13 years at the feet of the debutant referee.The Hoops crashed to a 4-1 loss at Ibrox after having Callum McGregor sent off just 26 minutes into the game.The Scotland midfielder had only collected his first caution for a trip on Ryan Kent three minutes before.Welsh waved play ...Full Story »

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