Day: 25 August 2021

Andrew Considine injury is ‘hammer blow’ to Aberdeen’s season says Stephen Glass

ABERDEEN have been dealt a bitter blow on the eve of a crucial European with the news that veteran defender Andy Considine will not play again until after Christmas. The 34-year-old defender, who has made approaching 600 appearances for the Pittodrie side, was stretchered off in the first leg of the Europa Conference League play-off …

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Edinburgh new boy Luan de Bruin hopes capital move is Springboks springboard

WHEN uncapped players leave South Africa for Europe it is often a recognition that their dream of playing for the Springboks is over. But tighthead prop Luan de Bruin insists that his own dream of representing his native country is very much alive – and that his move to Edinburgh could well help it become …

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David Wotherspoon can provide St Johnstone with ‘surprise package’ against LASK, says Callum Davidson

CALLUM DAVIDSON hopes the return of David Wotherspoon can help fire St Johnstone into the group stages of the Uefa Europa Conference League.  Saints take on LASK tonight at a sell-out McDiarmid Park with the tie currently in the balance at 1-1.  Wotherspoon missed last week’s first leg due to coronavirus issues, but Davidson has …

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Glasgow Warriors hero Al Kellock convinced he can bring glory days back to club

AL KELLOCK knows exactly what it takes for Glasgow Warriors to achieve success at the highest level, having been captain of the side when they became PRO12 champions back in 2015. Now the team’s managing director, he is convinced that they can still be competitive against clubs with far bigger budgets – as long as …

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Rangers Covid outbreak mystery continues as McAllister doesn’t name those affected

GARY MCALLISTER didn’t reveal the names of the players affected in the Covid outbreak at Rangers in tonight’s press conference. The Ibrox club were rocked after positive Covid test results were announced yesterday, but we are no closer to knowing which players or staff tested positive. The outbreak comes ahead of the Europa League second …

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Lake of Menteith Hotel: Scottish hospitality veteran seeks new operator

VETERAN Scottish hotelier and restaurateur Ian Fleming is seeking a “suitable operator” to take on the remaining 10-year leasehold for the Lake of Menteith Hotel in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. Mr Fleming and his family, who have operated the 18-bedroom hotel and waterfront restaurant at the Port of Menteith for 16 years, …

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Ayr United request Raith Rovers match be postponed amid Covid outbreak

AYR United have requested their match with Raith Rovers this Saturday be postponed. The club submitted the formal request after six members of the first team squad returned positive test results for the virus. Close contacts are being identified by Ayr but they have asked for the match on Saturday to be called off and …

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Celtic stars arrive at Glasgow Airport ahead of flight to Netherlands for Alkmaar clash

  By David Irvine & Colin Mearns Celtic stars arrive at Glasgow Airport ahead of flight to Netherlands for Alkmaar clash CELTIC players and staff today headed to Glasgow Airport to head to the Netherlands for their Euro showdown with AZ Alkmaar. The Hoops take on the Eredivisie side in the Europa League play-off match …

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