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Summary

  1. De Bruyne doubtful for Man City's trip to play Celtic
  2. Scottish Cup second round draw at 18:00
  3. Aberdeen second behind Celtic in Premiership
  4. Rangers in seventh spot after losing 2-1 at Aberdeen

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By Keir Murray and Clive Lindsay

All times stated are UK

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Rangers in the spotlight

That's all for us today on the website live, but tune in now to BBC Radio Scotland's Sportsound, where Rangers' poor start to the Premiership season is the main focus of discussion.

Danger for Bully Wee

The nerves will be jangling at Broadwood after this evening's Scottish Cup second-round draw, when the League Two sides enter the competition.

Clyde have been knocked out in the early rounds in the last two seasons by non-SPFL opposition - Spartans and Formartine United - and this time Barry Ferguson's side have drawn away to Brora Rangers, currently lying second in the Highland League.

Here's the full draw:

Annan Athletic v East Stirlingshire 

Arbroath v Stirling University  

Banks O'Dee v Formartine United 

Berwick Rangers v Civil Service Strollers or Hawick Royal Albert   

BSC Glasgow v Beith Juniors  

Brora Rangers v Clyde 

Buckie Thistle v Gretna FC 2008

Cowdenbeath v East Kilbride  

Edinburgh City v Forfar Athletic 

Gala Fairydean v Elgin City  

Huntly v Spartans 

Leith Athletic or Cumbernauld Colts v Forres Mechanics or Lossiemouth 

Linlithgow Rose v Stirling Albion   

Preston Athletic v Montrose   

Turriff United or Bonnyrigg Rose v Cove Rangers 

Wick Academy v Whitehill Welfare 

Ties to be played Saturday 22 October  

Scottish Cup second-round draw

The draw for the second round of the Scottish Cup is being held in Aberdeen at the moment and we will bring you details in a few minutes.

This is the first round when Scottish Professional Football League clubs join in the fun.

Barton 'can help Rangers' - Souness

Former Rangers manager Graeme Souness has urged the Ibrox club to broker a peace deal with midfielder Joey Barton. 

Souness expressed his concern after Rangers were beaten 2-1 by Aberdeen on Sunday to leave them seven points behind Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic while Barton is serving a club suspension after a heated bust-up with manager Mark Warburton and fellow midfielder Andy Halliday.

"Joey has played at a high level, he's played in the Premier League," said Souness. 

"We were doing some TV work for the Euros together in Dublin during the summer. When he spoke about football, he was very, very knowledgeable. 

"He is 34, you would like to think he is in a position now where he is capable of helping some of the young guys that he is playing with. 

"Rangers do have a young team and they would need that help from senior players."

Rangers' Joey Barton holds off Celtic's Scott Brown
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Joey Barton did not impress for Rangers ahead of his club suspension

Jinky Johnstone documentary on BBC ALBA

Our colleagues at BBC ALBA have a treat in store this week for Scottish football fans, and Celtic supporters in particular.

At 9.30pm on Friday they are showing a documentary about legendary Celtic winger Jimmy Johnstone.

His former team-mate, Bertie Auld, has been speaking to the Press Association about the programme.

Auld admits Celtic might not strike fear into Manchester City the way Jimmy Johnstone affected English teams in his era, but the Lisbon Lion is encouraged by the attacking options Brendan Rodgers has ahead of Wednesday's Champions League match. 

Auld recalls seeing Leeds full-back Terry Cooper crumbling at the mere mention of the acclaimed Celtic winger after Don Revie's side had been beaten in the 1970 European Cup semi-finals. And, while Celtic may never have a talent like Johnstone in their ranks again, Rodgers has used wide players Scott Sinclair, James Forrest and Patrick Roberts to good effect in his first few months in charge at Parkhead. 

Former City winger Sinclair has scored in each of his first six league games while a rejuvenated Forrest hit his fifth goal of the season in Celtic's 6-1 win over Kilmarnock. Auld played in the Jock Stein-managed Celtic side which won their first European Cup meeting with an English team, beating Leeds home and away. 

Johnstone terrorised Cooper as Celtic won 2-1 at Hampden in front of 136,505 fans. The 1967 European Cup winner later bumped into Cooper on holiday in Majorca and witnessed the effect Johnstone had on the England international.

"We were sitting at a golf club and having a bottle of San Miguel and I promise you, Terry Cooper was coming down one of the holes towards the bar," said the 78-year-old.

"And I shouts: 'Terry, there's Jinky!' And I'm not kidding, he dived to the ground and said: 'See you, you're trying to spoil my holiday'."

Auld was speaking to publicise purpleTV's film, which evoked a range of emotions for the former Hibernian and Partick Thistle manager, who regularly accompanied Johnstone during hospital visits after his good friend was hit by motor neurone disease, which claimed his life in 2006.

"It was heartbreaking for me, to see the wee man speaking," Auld said of the programme.

"He was holding court the way he always did when he got the opportunity. 

"And then on the park, exciting and entertaining. Seeing things on the park was great because, when you get a wee bit older, you wonder at times, did that really happen? 

"I'm glad I saw it. It was sad because he was bright-eyed and bushy-tailed on that screen.

"I used to take him to hospital to see specialists but never at any time did he ever turn round and say: 'Why me?' He was never sad. He always said: 'I'll beat this, Bert'."

Bertie Auld publicises the Jimmy Johnstone programme
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April 1970: Jimmy Johnstone in action at Elland Road where Celtic beat Leeds United 1-0 in the first leg of their European Cup semi-final
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April 1970: Jimmy Johnstone in action at Elland Road where Celtic beat Leeds United 1-0 in the first leg of their European Cup semi-final

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Scotland winger Oliver Burke scored against Cologne at the weekend
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Scotland winger Oliver Burke scored against Cologne at the weekend

Ragged Rangers

Richard Wilson

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Manager Mark Warburton focused on his sense of injustice following Rangers’ 2-1 defeat at Pittodrie. 

He felt the free-kick from which James Maddison scored Aberdeen's winner should not have been awarded, but the result cannot be taken in isolation.

The Ibrox side are in the midst of a poor run of league form that began during the last campaign and has not improved despite an extensive summer recruitment campaign.

Rangers won three games in a row up to the beginning of March, but since then, they have played 16 league games and won only five of them, a win rate of 30%. Five of the games ended in defeat, while six were draws.

During those 16 games, Rangers have conceded 28 goals and scored only 26 – an indication of the recurring flaws in defence and converting possession into goals. 

In their seven league games this season, Rangers have conceded the opening goal five times, while only Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Hamilton Accies and Kilmarnock have conceded more goals in the Premiership.

For a side that prioritises dominating the ball, Rangers have proved inefficient in the final third, scoring only eight league goals, with only Partick Thistle and Ross County having scored fewer.

Aberdeen celebrate against Rangers on Sunday
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Rangers were left disappointed on Sunday, losing 2-1 away to Aberdeen

Burke and McArthur provide cheer

Oliver Burke and James McArthur shone for Leipzig and Crystal Palace respectively at the weekend, but there was not much else to cheer Scotland head coach Gordon Strachan 11 days ahead of facing Lithuania in their next World Cup qualifier.

However, of the 11 who started in the 5-1 win over Malta last month, eight at least played the full 90 minutes for their clubs, although one player - Newcastle United's Grant Hanley - did not feature at all and several other members of Strachan's squad remain on the periphery at their clubs.

Read Richard Wilson's rundown of how Strachan's potential picks are doing in England and further afield in more detail here.

Oliver Burke celebrates scoring for Leipzig against Koln
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Oliver Burke scored his first goal for Leipzig against Koln on Saturday

Marshall mauled at Anfield

Scotland goalkeeper David Marshall suffered an unhappy first Premier League start with Hull City against Liverpool.

The 31-year-old, bought from Cardiff City last month, had made his club debut in the midweek 2-1 Capital One Cup win over Stoke City.

However, he was on the receiving end of a 5-1 drubbing at Anfield.

Marshall did have a bit of an excuse as he was not helped by Hull having to play for an hour with only 10 men following Ahmed Elmohamady's early red card.

Sadio Mane scores for Liverpool in their 5-1 win over Hull City
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Sadio Mane scored one of Liverpool's five goals against Hull City on Saturday

Rhodes returns for Boro

Jordan Rhodes has found himself out of the picture under head coach Aitor Karanka at Middlesbrough since their promotion to the Premier League.

The Spaniard brought in countryman Alvara Negredo on loan from Valencia and the Scotland striker has found himself kicking his heels either on the bench or in the stand.

However, the 26-year-old Scotland international replaced the Spaniard after 59 minutes with Boro 2-0 behind at home to Tottenham Hotspur and, in his first appearance of the season, helped his side pull a goal back only to fall short of an equaliser.

Jordan Rhodes (right) shows his disappointment for Middlesbrough against Tottenham Hotspur
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Jordan Rhodes (right) made his first appearance of the season for Middlesbrough against Tottenham Hotspur

Rob Maclean's take on the Premiership

BBC commentator Rob Maclean has been mulling over what pointers the Premiership football gave us at the weekend. His themes this week are the unofficial league split, Moussa Dembele, Kilmarnock's Souleymane Coulibaly, Aberdeen's knack for late goals, Kenny Miller's class and the dearth of home-grown central defenders.

Read Rob's take on the weekend.

Moussa Dembele celebrates scoring his second goal against Kilmarnock with team-mate Kieran Tierney
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Moussa Dembele celebrates scoring his second goal against Kilmarnock with team-mate Kieran Tierney

Mighty McArthur

Few Scots showed up prominently over the weekend in England's top two divisions, but James McArthur continued his excellent form since returning from an early season injury with Crystal Palace.

The midfielder scored the London side's equaliser as they came from two goals behind to beat David Moyes' Sunderland 3-2 at the Stadium of Light.

That was the second goal in successive games for the 28-year-old, who had only found the net four times in his previous two years with Palace.

James McArthur celebrates scoring for Crystal Palace against Sunderland
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Jane and Jenny's joy

It's great to see two Scotland players winning titles in English football. Jane Ross and Jenny Beattie helped Manchester City beat Chelsea 2-0 yesterday to win the Women's Super League for the first time.

Read the full story.

Jennifer Beattie congratulates Man City scorer Toni Duggan against Chelsea
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Jennifer Beattie (left) played in Man City's win over Chelsea

Highlights: Celtic 6-1 Kilmarnock

Celtic already have a four-point lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership, with a game in hand over nearest challengers Aberdeen. Here's how they overwhelmed Kilmarnock after going behind to an outstanding strike by Souleymane Coulibaly.

The highlights are restricted to those in the UK.

Highlights: Celtic 6-1 Kilmarnock

Highlights: Aberdeen 2-1 Rangers

The match at Pittodrie between Rangers and Aberdeen was, as usual, full of incident. What do you think of the tackle made by James Tavernier on Aberdeen winger Jonny Hayes? And how about the winning free-kick scored by 19-year-old James Maddison?

Please note, the highlights are available to UK users only.

Highlights: Aberdeen 2-1 Rangers

The Predictor

I'm feeling just a wee bit smug at correctly guessing two exact scores in the Predictor yesterday. The 40 points each for those made up for a dismal Saturday where I, um, "amassed" an astonishing 10 points for one correct result out of a possible four.

See how BBC Scotland football pundit Steven Thompson got on in the Predictor at the weekend.

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The Predictor
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De Bruyne may miss Celtic match

Celtic face a very difficult, but hugely exciting, challenge on Wednesday when Pep Guardiola brings his Manchester City team to Glasgow on Champions League business.

City are in great form, but they may be without key midfielder Kevin de Bruyne.

The 25-year-old Belgian pulled up in the 81st minute of Saturday's 3-1 win over Swansea at Liberty Stadium.

Reports had emerged saying De Bruyne would be out for up to four weeks, but it is understood he is yet to complete medical tests.

Read the full story.

Kevin de Bruyne
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On the back pages

Here's a sample of what's in the Scottish gossip column this morning:

  • Rangers striker Joe Garner admits his team have to "turn possession and good football into goals"
  • Celtic defender Erik Sviatchenko thinks his team can bounce back from the Champions League drubbing by Barcelona by beating Manchester City at Celtic Park on Wednesday
  • Ross County winger Jonathan Franks urges Gordon Strachan to call goalkeeper Scott Fox into his next Scotland squad. 

Read Monday's gossip column.

Coulibaly's corker

One of the talking points from the weekend is the outrageous long-range goal scored by Kilmarnock's Souleymane Coulibaly in his team's 6-1 defeat by Celtic. Simply unstoppable, or could goalkeeper Dorus de Vries have done more?

Kilmarnock striker Souleymane Coulibaly scores from 44 yards

Good morning

It's a Bank Holiday for some lucky people; for others, it's not so bad - we get to pore over the weekend's football and hopefully get to bring you news of some breaking stories.