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  1. Scotland's women qualify for Euro 2017 finals
  2. 'We can't wait for the Euros next summer' - head coach Anna Signeul
  3. Joey Barton says club-imposed Rangers ban is 'wrong'
  4. Celtic's Armstrong reflects on rollercoaster week
  5. Pele meets fans in Glasgow

Live Reporting

By Keir Murray

All times stated are UK

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McInnes plans Dons deal talks with McGinn

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is keen to tie forward Niall McGinn up on a new contract.

The Northern Ireland international, 29, is in the last year of his current Pittodrie deal, having scored 58 goals for the Dons since 2012.

"It was post-match after a game several weeks ago that Niall came out and said he was keen to stay and that's music to my ears and everybody at the clubs' ears," said McInnes, whose side visit Dundee on Sunday.

"We let the transfer window go there and we will get a conversation with his representative and hopefully we can sit down and iron something out and get that done.

"Because if there is a willingness from Niall then there is certainly a willingness from us to keep him here, because he has been different class since he's been here and such a key player. If we can get that done, it will be brilliant news."

Niall McGinn and Derek McInnes

Meanwhile, in the Davis Cup...

Nearly 5 hours played; @andy_murray serving to stay in the match at 3-5 in the 5th. How much does he, and the match, have left? #DavisCup

Get Involved - Pele watch


The media await the arrival of Pele in Glasgow. Is he the greatest ever? Favourite Pele moment? #bbcsportscot

The media await the arrival of Pele in Glasgow. Is he the greatest ever? Favourite Pele moment? #bbcsportscot

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SWNT | Incredible celebrations in the team hotel after it's confirmed that Scotland have qualified for the Euros!! 🙌

Pele in Glasgow

Edson Arantes do Nascimento, aka Pele, is making an appearance in Glasgow this evening and we're hoping to hear from the Brazil great later.

It is 50 years since Pele's last appearance in Glasgow - for Brazil in a 1-1 draw with Scotland at Hampden.

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Pele is in Glasgow

Get Involved - Scotland Women's side


Anyone going to Holland next year!! Oh wait that will just be our women's national team! UEFA women's Euros their coming to get you #SWNT

Scotland reaction


So proud of Anna Signeul and the Scotland Women's team. Qualified for #EURO2017 in Holland. First time ever. Magnificent achievement. #SWNT

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@ScottishFA @BBCSportScot @UEFAWomensEURO BRILLIANT!! Finally a football tournament to go to! 🍻😜

Scotland's 'fantastic achievment'

Reacting to Scotland's women booking their place at the Euro 2017 finals, head coach Anna Signeul said: "To qualify is a fantastic achievement. I'm so proud of all the girls. We can't wait for the Euros next summer!!"

Scotland goalkeeper Gemma Fay added: "To all of the Tartan Army, if you don't have plans for next summer, we'll see you in Holland for Euro 2017!!"  

Scotland head coach Anna Signeul
Anna Signeul: "We can't wait for the Euros next summer!"
Scotland goalkeeper Gemma Fay
Gemma Fay: "We'll see you [the Tartan Army] in Holland for Euro 2017!"

Get Involved - Scotland book place at Euro 2017 finals


When you qualify for the Euro 2017 Champs @UEFAEURO @ScottishFA @sportscotland ⚽️🎉🎉🎉

When you qualify for the Euro 2017 Champs @UEFAEURO @ScottishFA @sportscotland ⚽️🎉🎉🎉

Job well done!

Following Portugal's victory over Finland, Scotland have gained qualification for @UEFAWomensEURO in Holland next year. #HistoryMakers

Success for Scotland women

Finland's defeat by Portugal means Scotland women are assured at least one of the six best runners-up spots in Euro 2017 qualifying and a place in next year's finals in the Netherlands.

It will be Scotland women's first major tournament.

Jane Ross and Anna Signeul

#SWNT | WE'VE DONE IT!!! Scotland Women have qualified for the @UEFAWomensEURO!!!!!! #HistoryMakers #AllOrNothing

#SWNT | WE'VE DONE IT!!! Scotland Women have qualified for the @UEFAWomensEURO!!!!!! #HistoryMakers #AllOrNothing

Championship clash

First live TV game for you this weekend is on Sat tea-time as Falkirk host Dundee Utd in The Championship. Live on Alba from 1715 Sat

Coming up...

Big weekend of games ahead in the #SPFL. Fixtures here - RT if you are going to a match!
Big weekend of games ahead in the #SPFL. Fixtures here - RT if you are going to a match!
Big weekend of games ahead in the #SPFL. Fixtures here - RT if you are going to a match!
Big weekend of games ahead in the #SPFL. Fixtures here - RT if you are going to a match!

Big weekend of games ahead in the #SPFL. Fixtures here - RT if you are going to a match!

Time for Celtic to move on from mauling

John Barnes

BBC Scotland

Brendan Rodgers says he has drawn a line under the Barcelona defeat in the Champions League so that Celtic can return their focus to the domestic scene.

The Parkhead club's manager says he and the players have acted quickly to ensure the after-effects of the Barcelona bashing do not linger.

Rodgers said: "For us there is no left-over feeling from the other night. It's important as the coach and the manager you intervene because if you leave it, it maybe can continue, but the first morning we were back in we were able to reflect on it and that's your lever to move on.

"In the last couple of days it's just been about stabilising the emotion of the week really. The players have been absolutely outstanding since the day I walked in here and we'e been given some harsh lessons in the Nou Camp the other night against arguably the world's best ever team."

Brendan Rodgers speaks to Barcelona scorer Luis Suarez after the match at Camp Nou
Brendan Rodgers speaks to Barcelona scorer Luis Suarez after the match at Camp Nou

Still no Griffiths for Celtic

Inverness CT v Celtic (Sun)

Leigh Griffiths' absence from the Celtic first team will continue with the striker also missing Sunday's trip to Inverness.

The Scotland cap, 26, has missed his club's last two games with a hamstring injury, having amassed seven goals already this season.

Leigh Griffiths

Defences beware as Killie unleash Tyson fury

Kilmarnock unveiled their new signing today. Striker Nathan Tyson, 34, has become Killie's 17th signing since the end of last season. Having been released from his contract this summer after two years with Doncaster Rovers, the Englishman has secured a one-year contract.

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Nathan Tyson
Nathan Tyson represented England at Under-20 level

Barton is Warburton's business - Rodgers

John Barnes

BBC Scotland

Brendan Rodgers would not be drawn on the story of the day in Scotland - notably the suspension of Joey Barton at Rangers.

The Celtic manager himself has been the subject of comments from the Ibrox midfielder earlier this season.

Rodgers said: "I've not spoke on Joey since I've been up here and I wouldn't start now and to be fair it's not any of my business. That's Mark's [Warburton's] job, he's managing his team and his club and I'll let him get on with that."

Mark Warburton and Brendan Rodgers
Warburton and Rodgers at Celtic Park last week

Up and down week for Armstrong

John Barnes

BBC Scotland

Stuart Armstrong says he and his Celtic team-mates have just had to endure a week that emphasises the ups and down of the life of a footballer.

Having beaten their greatest rivals Rangers 5-1 in the derby last Saturday, they followed that up with a 7-0 thrashing from Barcelona in the Champions League.

Armstrong came on as a substitute in both matches with different outcomes.

"Obviously we were winning when I came on on Saturday and adding the goal was huge for me personally," he said.

"Tuesday was completely different coming on at 5-0 down trying to shore things up, but that's professional football, different situations every different week."

"A trip away to Inverness [on Sunday] is a different sort of atmosphere than the last two games we played. We're ruthless in the league so far this season and we want to continue being so. It's vital we get the three points and everyone's willing for that to happen."

Stuart Armstrong

'I hope it snows'

Inverness CT v Celtic (Sun)

Martin Dowden

BBC Sport Scotland

Inverness CT manager Richie Foran believes his side can compete with Celtic this weekend but is looking for any advantage going.

“I hope it snows, simple as that," he said. "You want a horrible afternoon, get them out of their rhythm.

"No-one is expecting Inverness to do anything on Sunday but I am. I expect us to go out there and attack and show everyone what we’re all about.

"We’re probably up against the strongest Celtic team in years.  Brendan [Rodgers] has done a great job there.

"It is sort of a no pressure game. We must believe."

Richie Foran

Sammon praises strike partner Watt

Conor Sammon has been impressed with how Hearts strike partner Tony Watt has approached this season. 

Sammon said: "I can't speak about what he has done in the past but from the first day I've seen him at the training ground he's shown a real desire to do well and to make a success of his time at Hearts.

"It will have been a great experience for him linking up with the [Scotland] national team recently and that gives him even more motivation to do well in a Hearts jersey so that next time his name is in there."

Tony Watt and Conor Sammon

Some moments from Joey Barton's time at Rangers

Please note, this video is available to UK users only.

Moments from Joey Barton's Rangers career so far

A big day for Anna Signeul

This could be a day to remember for Scotland Women's coach Anna Signeul. Should Finland, Russia or Italy fail to win their Euro 2017 qualifying games today, then Signeul will have led Scotland to their first major finals. And if that trio of nations do win their games, then Scotland will just need a point against Iceland in Reykjavik on Tuesday to seal their place in the finals in the Netherlands next summer.

Before all that, she was joined today by Scotland goalkeeper Gemma Fay, defender Joelle Murray, midfielder Leanne Ross and defender Kirsty Smith to announce a sponsorship deal with SSE, represented by Colin Banks.  

Scotland's Gemma Fay, Joelle Murray, coach Anna Signeul, Leanne Ross and Kirsty Smith join Colin Banks of SSE as SSE are announced as the new sponsors of Scottish Women's football
Scotland's Gemma Fay, Joelle Murray, coach Anna Signeul, Leanne Ross and Kirsty Smith join Colin Banks of SSE as SSE are announced as the new sponsors of Scottish Women's football

Heels over head

Following Souleymane Coulibaly's impressive effort in Kilmarnock's 1-1 draw with Dundee, here are a few more overhead kick goals from Scotland's top flight in recent years. Available to UK users only.

Montage: Scottish top-flight overhead kick goals


Also coming your way from the BBC tomorrow is a double helping of Off the Ball. The guests for the Radio Scotland lunchtime programme are Chick Young, filmmaker Martin Lennon and the Stenhousemuir mascot - a grandmother seven times over. After the day's football action, at 17:30 BST, Gary Holt and Tam McManus join the programme.

Tam Cowan and Stuart Cosgrove

Falkirk v Dundee United on BBC ALBA

Our colleagues in BBC ALBA are showing live coverage of tomorrow's Championship match between Falkirk and Dundee United. The programme starts at 17:05 BST, 10 minutes before kick-off.

Both clubs are among the favourites to gain promotion to the Premiership this season but patchy early season form has left Dundee United in fourth, trailing league leaders Hibs by seven points. Falkirk are one place and one point further back than their opponents.  

The match will be presented by Calum Macaulay with commentary from Alex O’Henley.

The Falkirk Stadium

Saints boss demands 'A game' for Jambos visit

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright believes his team will have to be at their best to beat Hearts at McDiarmid Park for the second time this season.

Saints reached the quarter-finals of the Betfred Cup with a 3-2 win over Robbie Neilson's side in August, but that is the last time the Jambos have lost a game.

Wright said: "It (the win over Hearts) gives us a lot of confidence. The games between the two sides have been intriguing. 

"They are a quality side. They have had a good start in the league, they have strengthened what is already a good squad. 

"They have a real physical presence and among that they have quality players like (Jamie) Walker, (Sam) Nicholson and (Tony) Watt, who I think is going to be a great signing for them and we have to be on our A game to get a result."

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright
Tommy Wright is aware that since losing to his team in Perth last month, Hearts have drawn against Aberdeen and beaten Inverness, Partick Thistle and Hamilton

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Renovation job at Lennoxtown

Just a thought, but when Brendan Rodgers was told by the Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell that there was bit of rebuilding required at the club's training ground at Lennoxtown, was he meaning the castle or the squad?

The Celtic players jog around their Lennoxtown training base
The Celtic players jog around their Lennoxtown training base on Friday morning