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Rangers legend ready to welcome James Tavernier into exclusive club of Ibrox title-winning captains
Terry Butcher currently holds a unique place in Rangers’ history as the only Englishman to captain them to the league title. © The English connection is strong again at Rangers as they pursue a first title in a decade under the... It’s a status Butcher will be more than happy to share with James Tavernier if his compatriot, as seems likely, gets his hands on the precious silverware this season.When Butcher’s thunderous header in a 1-1 draw against Aberdeen at Pittodrie clinched the crown for Rangers in May 1987, it was the first time in nine years the Ibrox club had become Scottish champions.
News as it happens across Scottish football on Wednesday, January 27, 2021.
Six top-flight games take place in this evening’s full fixture card for the SPFL Scottish Premiership, and much is at stake.
But, coupled with the main event on the pitch clubs are also busily working on their squad plans for the final few months of the campaign as the January transfer window edges towards closure next Monday.
Plenty happened yesterday and today looks set to be no different.
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Jeremie Frimpong’s exit from Celtic could be confirmed with Neil Lennon using his pre-match press conference to reveal the Dutch defender is away in Germany, discussing a Bundesliga move to Bayer Leverkusen.
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All the latest Scottish football news and transfer speculation. © Friday's Scottish football latest. Picture: SNS Ex-Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell reckons the Gunners’ one-time target Odsonne Edouard will leave at the end of the season. The Frenchman has recently changed agencies, reportedly with a view to a transfer. Campbell said: “I think his ship has sailed at Celtic, at the end of the season at least. It is the end of a great era but I think it is time for him to move onto pastures new.” (Football Insider)A new Champions League format could be in the offing.
Across the city, Rangers have tied up a deal for Aberdeen’s Scott Wright to arrive in the summer – but both his present, and future managers have agreed it would be an ideal scenario for the player to move within the next week – but so far no deal has been agreed. Could one be on the way?
Transfer business will be coupled with Rangers’ tricky trip to Easter Road to face Hibs tonight and Jack Ross is looking for a reaction from his players after their Betfred Cup semi-final disappointment at the weekend.
While the Hibees are looking to bounce back, and so are St Mirren, Livingston and St Johnstone are looking to prolong their feelgood factor ahead of next months’ final with games against Kilmarnock and Aberdeen respectively.
Much is expected so scroll down for the latest from around the SPFL ahead of the midweek action.
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Not every club was in action over the weekend with the Betfred Cup semi finals taking centre stage at a near-deserted Hampden Park. © Monday's Scottish football news. Picture: SNS St Johnstone eased past Hibs with an impressive 3-0 victory before Livingston edged out St Mirren 1-0 to continue their fantastic run under boss David Martindale. In the Premiership there were wins for both Aberdeen and Rangers, while the Championship saw the top three of Hearts, Dunfermline and Dundee all drop points as Queen of the South continued their march up the table.It is set to be a very busy week in Scottish football.