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Keir Murray

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  1. Post update

    OK, I'll call it a day here. Thanks very much for so many valuable contributions throughout the afternoon by text, on Twitter and on Facebook. It's greatly appreciated. We'll be adding match reports and reaction to the website in the next few hours, and we'll be back tomorrow for Hamilton's trip to Celtic.

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    St Mirren manager Gary Teale

    "We didn't deserve anything out the game. Aberdeen were excellent. I am disappointed at all three goals. It's the lapses of concentration that are costing us just now. If we can finish in 10th position, that is the challenge, so that we are in this league next season. I thought John McGinn was excellent. He kept going right to the end. We need more of that determination."

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    Aberdeen are level on points with Celtic, who play Hamilton on Sunday, and the Glasgow side also have another game in hand.

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    Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes

    "I thought all areas of the team were excellent. We got on top of them (St Mirren) early on. We scored a good first goal. The conditions weren't great, with a gusty wind, and the pitch was very dry. We asked the players to be more demanding in the second half - more crosses and more balls into space. At 2-0 we got a wee bit gung-ho. I saw Shay Logan bombing on when it wasn't needed. The back four and goalkeeper were excellent. We've enjoyed today. The players are in fine fettle. I think we could get stronger."

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    Motherwell goalkeeper George Long is helpless as Dundee's Paul McGinn scores the opening goal of the game

    Motherwell goalkeeper George Long is helpless as Dundee's Paul McGinn scores the opening goal of the game.

  6. Text to 80295

    Frank Johnstone: "No defence of the Glasgow clubs but the sectarian abuse has been just as prevalent on a personal level at Tynecastle and Pittodrie over the years, but a blind eye is always turned."


    Scottish League Two

    Albion Rovers 0-1 East Stirlingshire

    Annan Athletic 2-0 Arbroath

    East Fife 1-1 Clyde

    Elgin City 4-0 Montrose

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    Dundee's Thomas Konrad winces from a challenge by Motherwell's Craig Moore

    Dundee's Thomas Konrad winces from a challenge by Motherwell's Craig Moore, but the latter will be hurting too this evening as the Steelmen are bottom of the Premiership.


    Scottish League One

    Forfar Athletic 1-0 Dunfermline Athletic

    Greenock Morton 2-0 Stranraer

    Peterhead 2-0 Ayr United

    Stenhousemuir 0-2 Airdrieonians

    Stirling Albion 0-1 Brechin City


    Scottish Championship

    Cowdenbeath 0-2 Allo Athletic

    Falkirk 2-0 Livingston

    Hibernian 3-0 Dumbarton

    Queen of the South 1-2 Hearts

  11. Post update

    Genero Zeefuik

    Genero Zeefuik scored the winner for Hearts at Queen of the South as the Jambos march towards the Scottish Championship title.

  12. Texts to 80295

    Paul Cooper: "Went to see Dundee United worst display I have seen. Don't think Celtic will be losing any sleep about the three games. First time I have walked out of a game and I wasn't the only one."

    Andrew, Richhill: "Adam Rooney has been in great form of late. But if Aberdeen are to seriously challenge Celtic for the SPFL title come May then he's going to have to keep this goalscoring run going."

    Scott, Edinburgh: "I hate the sectarian nonsense that comes out of Rangers and Celtic but as long as there's segregrated schools based on religion it is ridiculous that the government think they can stop it by banning a few songs at a football match."

  13. Post update

    A shiver will be running down the spines of Motherwell fans as they fall to the bottom of the table. They, Ross County and St Mirren are all on 18 points, but the Buddies have played one game more.


    Motherwell 0-1 Dundee

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    Dundee keeper Scott Bain gathers the corner and that is that...

  16. Post update

    That just leaves the game at Fir Park between Motherwell and Dundee still being played in the Premiership, where the Dark Blues lead 1-0. Well have a last-gasp corner...


    Inverness CT 3-3 Kilmarnock


    Partick Thistle 1-3 Ross County


    Dundee United 0-2 St Johnstone


    Aberdeen 3-0 St Mirren

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    St Johnstone striker Steven MacLean and Dundee United's Jaroslaw Fojut exchange views

    St Johnstone striker Steven MacLean and Dundee United's Jaroslaw Fojut exchange views.


    Hibernian 3-0 Dumbarton

    Hibs leapfrog Rangers to go up to second spot in the Scottish Championship.

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    BBC Scotland football pundit Allan Preston at Tannadice

    "Dundee United are doing very well to escape with a 2-0 defeat."

  24. Tweet using #bbcscotfootball

    James Mitchell ‏@Caleyman: "C'mon #ictfc - try and hold onto a lead today. A draw is not what i want #bbcscotfootball"

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    Partick Thistle 1-3 Ross County

    Chick Young at Firhill

    BBC Sport

    "What a win this is for Ross County. The alarm bells will be ringing in Paisley and Motherwell but also here in front of the eyes of the home fans."

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    Hibernian 3-0 Dumbarton

    Dominique Malonga cracks in Hibernian's third goal against Dumbarton

    Dominique Malonga cracks in Hibernian's third goal against Dumbarton in 56 minutes.

  27. GOAL

    Queen of the South 1-2 Hearts (Zeefuik)

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    William Wallace on Facebook: "Oi Barraclough, it ain't working, do something, oh I don't know, perhaps use the last sub and not in the last 5-10 minutes either."

    Hannah Ross ‏@hannahjrxox: "Playing terrible! No chance of Europe if we keep up this, Dundee United! #bbcscotfootball"

  29. Post update

    Motherwell 0-1 Dundee

    Jonathan Sutherland at Fir Park

    "Motherwell look as if they will finish today at the bottom of the table. All these Motherwell fans must wonder where a goal is going to come from against Dundee."

  30. Post update

    Brian Doig on Facebook: "Team giving us reason to cheer? Can I assume us suffering St Mirren fans are excluded from this?"

  31. Post update

    Willo Flood and Adam Rooney

    Midfielder Willo Flood looks somewhat apprehensive about approaching Adam Rooney to congratulate him on scoring his second goal for the Dons against St Mirren.

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    Ian on Facebook (about chanting): "Clubs can eject the culprits. I appreciate initially many fans would be ejected, but if we are serious about this it must be tackled head on. Or, do we continue with the deaf ear policy."

    Michael Cruickshank ‏@mcruickshank92: "Aberdeen must be title contender with a display like this #bbcscotfootball"

  33. GOAL

    Partick Thistle 1-3 Ross County (Fraser)

    In no time at all, County re-assert themselves in the match as Marcus Fraser gives the visitors a two-goal cushion with 20 minutes remaining. And what a goal it was! The full-back skipped past two Thistle challenges before battering the ball beyond Paul Gallacher.

  34. GOAL

    Partick Thistle 1-2 Ross County (Taylor)

    Well, it looks as if County are going to have to work hard for all three points at Firhill as Lyle Taylor heads home Kallum Higginbotham's corner to give the Jags hope.

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    Dundee United 0-2 St Johnstone

    St Johnstone go close to a third goal. David Wotherspoon sets off on a dazzling run and feeds Lee Croft on the right, but his inviting cross is cleared brilliantly by Ryan McGowan, with Chris Kane waiting to apply the finish.

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    Ian Patrick on Facebook: "Another match day and St Mirren fail to turn up."

    Toby: "Caley game will be an interesting talking point on Sportscene today! #bbcscotfootball"

  37. GOAL

    Partick Thistle 0-2 Ross County (De Vita)

    Great goal by Ross County as Michael Gardyne times his pass to Raffaele De Vita to perfection and the midfielder slots his shot with precision past Paul Gallacher. This could be a big day in the relegation battle.

  38. GOAL

    Aberdeen 3-0 St Mirren (Reynolds)

    This time it is Mark Reynolds on target for Aberdeen, heading in Niall McGinn's corner for his third of the season.

  39. GOAL

    Inverness CT 3-3 Kilmarnock (Obadeyi)

    For the third time in the match, Kilmarnock pull themselves level. Tope Obadeyi is the scorer for Gary Locke's side on this occasion with a powerful shot.

  40. GOAL

    Inverness CT 3-2 Kilmarnock (Williams)

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    Aberdeen 2-0 St Mirren

    Adam Rooney has the chance of a hat-trick, again from just yards out, but the ball goes under his boot.

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    Robbie Linden on Facebook: "There are songs then there are sectarian songs, amazes me how the SFA, SPFL, & Scottish media ignore this by always mentioning Celtic to Rangers. UEFA you need to haul the whole of the Directors of the SFA in & explain why they are so inept as guardians of the Scottish Game."

    Motherwell fan Jamie Taylor ‏@JTSingapore: "We just aren't creating any chances, let alone taking them #bbcscotfootball"

    Lucy Lansdell ‏@LLansdell: "#bbcscotfootball okay scratch what I said earlier going for 4-3 to caley."

    Toby Michaels ‏@thetobymichaels: "When you look at the teams doing better at the top it is cause of the 'Well collapse #bbcscotfootball"

  43. Post update

    Partick Thistle 0-1 Ross County

    Alasdair Lamont at Firhill

    "Ross County pass up a glorious chance to double their lead as Craig Curran hits the tamest of penalties at Paul Gallacher. It was given for a trip by Daniel Seabourne on Liam Boyce, but County's goalscorer couldn't add to his tally. How costly could that prove?"


    Partick Thistle 0-1 Ross County

    Craig Curran's spot-kick is saved by Paul Gallacher and the visitors' lead over the Jags stays at one goal.


    Ross County have a penalty at Firhill... Can they increase their lead?

  46. Post update

    Michael O'Halloran scores his and St Johnstone's second at rivals Dundee United

    Michael O'Halloran scores his and St Johnstone's second at rivals Dundee United.

  47. Tweet using #bbcscotfootball

    Toby Michaels ‏@thetobymichaels: "When you look at the points difference for all the teams last week, Motherwell are 29 points shy of last season. #bbcscotfootball"

  48. Post update

    Ah, dear. It looks like Craig Slater's goal for Kilmarnock is going to go down as an own goal because the ball bounced off the post, hit goalkeeper Ryan Esson and crossed the line.

  49. Tweet #bbcscotfootball

    Andy Taylor ‏@andymoosetaylor: "Hope I'm wrong as I'm a county fan but we aren't good enough to stay up sadly!!! #bbcscotfootball"

  50. GOAL

    Aberdeen 2-0 St Mirren (Rooney)

    Great play down the left-hand side by Aberdeen's Niall McGinn, who crosses to the back-post for Kenny McLean to nod back over for Adam Rooney to net again from close-range. That's an impressive 23 goals now for the season for Rooney.

  51. KICK-OFF

    Second periods are a-starting...

  52. Tweet using #bbcscotfootball

    Kenny Crawley ‏@kenny_crawley: "Absolutely dreadful 1st half display from Motherwell #bbcscotfootball"

  53. Post update

    Nathan Eccleston (centre) is congratulated on his goal for Kilmarnock by Josh Magennis

    Nathan Eccleston (centre) is congratulated on his goal for Kilmarnock by Josh Magennis

  54. Text to 80295

    Gregor Dobbie: "Following the coverage from a freezing cold New York. Surprised at the Dundee United goalkeeper change but in Jackie we trust. Come on United!"

  55. Post update

    Adam Rooney scores for Aberdeen

    Irish striker Adam Rooney has been a key player for Aberdeen this season. Here he turns in the opening goal against St Mirren.

  56. Tweet using #bbcscotfootball

    Funkibazi ‏@Funkibazi: "I see the big team are letting Dundee down again.....Still laughing? #bbcscotfootball"

  57. Post update

    Alasdair Lamont at Firhill

    "Boos from the Partick Thistle fans at half time as their team go in 1-0 behind to Ross County at the interval. There hasn't been a great deal between the teams and the only goal owed everything to poor defensive play by Thistle. County will feel they need a second goal to give themselves a chance of a second successive win."


    Motherwell 0-1 Dundee


    Scottish League Two

    Albion Rovers 0-0 East Stirlingshire

    Annan Athletic 0-0 Arbroath

    East Fife 0-0 Clyde

    Elgin City 3-0 Montrose


    Inverness CT 2-2 Kilmarnock


    Partick Thistle 0-1 Ross County


    Scottish League One

    Forfar Athletic 0-0 Dunfermline Athletic

    Greenock Morton 1-0 Stranraer

    Peterhead 0-0 Ayr United

    Stenhousemuir 0-1 Airdrieonians

    Stirling Albion 0-0 Brechin City

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    David Ganson on Facebook: "How can clubs control what people do or say its a shame that club have to suffer because of people's abuse its not right that club's have to pay fines."


    Scottish Championship

    Cowdenbeath 0-0 Alloa Athletic

    Falkirk 2-0 Livingston

    Hibernian 2-0 Dumbarton

    Queen of the South 1-1 Hearts

  65. GOAL

    Inverness CT 2-2 Kilmarnock (Slater)

    Craig Slater levels for Kilmarnock on the stroke of half-time. How that will change the mood in both changing rooms at half-time.


    Dundee United 0-2 St Johnstone


    Aberdeen 1-0 St Mirren

  68. GOAL

    Dundee United 0-2 St Johnstone (O'Halloran)

    After a period of Dundee United pressure, Jackie McNamara's side are hit with a classic counter. Dave Mackay whips the ball into the area and Michael O'Halloran produces an excellent right-foot finish for his second goal of the day and his 10th of the season.


    Alasdair Lamont at Firhill

    "Great save by Mark Brown to keep County in front. Christie Elliott's deep ball is headed back across goal by Stephen O'Donnell and Ryan Stevenson directs it towards the top corner, only for Brown to claw it away. Better from the home side in the last few minutes."

  70. Tweet #bbcscotfootball

    Anthony Duncan ‏@Redsheep1903: "Are these more strange refereeing decisions I am hearing on the radio ??? #bbcscotfootball"

  71. Post update

    Graeme Shinnie celebrates scoring Inverness CT's first goal

    Graeme Shinnie (left) celebrates scoring Inverness CT's first goal against Kilmarnock, or is shown how to ease the pain of jamming his thumb in the changing room door.

  72. Text to 80295

    Ray, Dundee: "It is simply beyond the comprehension of any reasonable person that some would still strive to defend sectarianism within football. It is already a criminal offence. If these 'supporters' cannot remain within the law, then their clubs should be held responsible and sanctioned."

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    Aberdeen 1-0 St Mirren

    Aberdeen goalkeeper Scott Brown has to be quick to turn John McGinn's downward header round the post after Jason Naismith crosses well for St Mirren.

  74. Post update

    Alasdair Lamont at Firhill

    "The home side's best chance so far falls to Lyle Taylor but the striker blazes off target from a promising position inside the box."

  75. Post update

    Aberdeen 1-0 St Mirren

    Peter Pawlett whistles a low shot just by Mark Ridgers' near post after good set-up play by Aberdeen's Kenny McLean.

  76. GOAL

    Hibernian 2-0 Dumbarton (Malonga)

  77. Post update

    Dundee United 0-1 St Johnstone

    Dundee United are starting to get into this game after a disappointing start. Nadir Ciftci is finding his stride up front and he almost squared it, but his shot from eight yards took a deflection and went behind.

  78. GOAL

    Inverness CT 2-1 Kilmarnock (Ross)

    Nick Ross re-establishes the lead for Inverness against Kilmarnock with a shot that comes off a Killie defender.

  79. GOAL

    Queen of the South 1-1 Hearts (King)

  80. GOAL

    Hibernian 1-0 Dumbarton (Dja Djedje)

  81. Post update

    Alasdair Lamont at Firhill

    "County should be two up as Thistle continue to look vulnerable at the back. A Martin Woods corner finds Paul Quinn unmarked inside the penalty area and he's allowed to chest it down and fire in a volley, which flies wide, but he should have hit the target."

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    Aberdeen 1-0 St Mirren

    St Mirren's recent signing James Dayton is the player looking most menacing as the Buddies seek an equaliser. The Englishman almost sets up Yohan Arquin with a low cross.

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    Douglas Bell on Facebook: "As long as Hearts stay top, i don't care what happens elsewhere."

    Lucy Lansdell: "#bbcscotfootball Hoping that Caley win 3-1 at home today."

  84. Post update

    Kenny McLean

    Aberdeen midfielder Kenny McLean shakes hands with his previous team-mates at St Mirren prior to kick-off at Pittodrie.

  85. GOAL

    Queen of the South 1-0 Hearts (Carmichael)

  86. GOAL

    Aberdeen 1-0 St Mirren (Rooney)

    Adam Rooney knocks in his 22nd goal of the season from close range after a period of sustained Aberdeen pressure. Andy Considine heads ex-Buddie Kenny McLean's delivery back across goal and Rooney is in the right place to stab it in.

  87. GOAL

    Inverness CT 1-1 Kilmarnock (Eccleston)

    What a boost for Gary Locke's Killie side as Nathan Eccleston cracks a shot past Caley Thistle keeper Ryan Esson.

  88. CLOSE!

    Dundee's almost go two goals up as Paul McGowan lashes a shot just past the Motherwell net.

  89. GOAL

    Inverness CT 1-0 Kilmarnock (Shinnie)

    Graeme Shinnie lashes the ball into the net for Inverness after latching on to Marley Watkins' headed knock-down.

  90. GOAL

    Falkirk 2-0 Livingston

  91. GOAL

    Motherwell 0-1 Dundee (Paul McGinn)

    Well, if things were bad for Motherwell with Craig Curran getting that goal for Ross County, matters look even more serious now that Paul McGinn has put the Dark Blues ahead. As things stand, Well are bottom of the table.

  92. GOAL

    Partick Thistle 0-1 Ross County (Curran)

    Craig Curran is well placed for a tap-in at Firhill to give Ross County the lead against Partick Thistle.

  93. Tweet using #bbcscotfootball

    @bringthemonjpn: "#bbcscotfootball Excited about today's matches. Fancy the PT v RC game to be full of goals, both teams playing attacking football of late."

  94. Post update

    At Pittodrie, where St Mirren are the visitors, Dons striker Adam Rooney goes close again as he tries a neat flick from Shay Logan's cross which just went wide of the far post. Rooney already has 21 goals this season.

  95. GOAL

    Dundee United 0-1 St Johnstone (O'Halloran)

    St Johnstone hit the front at Tannadice and it's a bad start for Dundee United keeper Michal Szromnik, who got the nod ahead of Radoslaw Cierzniak. Seconds after making an excellent stop from a long-range David Wotherspoon drive, Szromnik lets a Michael O'Halloran effort go through his hands and into the corner.

  96. GOAL

    Falkirk 1-0 Livingston (Duffie)

  97. Texts to 80295

    Kris, Edinburgh: "Kristian Keddie's (14:53) head-in-sand approach is an example of why sectarianism remains such a blight on our beautiful game. We've been humouring them for too long. Of course there's swearing and offensive songs but we need to draw a line somewhere. We've largely rooted out racism from football; we now need the same zero-tolerance of sectarianism."

  98. Post update

    Aberdeen midfielder Ryan Jack whips in a tasty early delivery but striker Adam Rooney can't glance it towards St Mirren's goal.

  99. Post update

    I can't help but marvel at the full head of hair being sported by St Mirren's Jim Goodwin. He was quoted in the papers today saying that he had not been booked since he decided to let his hair grow. Were his numerous bookings in some way related to his tough-looking previous haircut?!

  100. Post update

    Let's hope shrill whistling by fans does not follow in the next 90 minutes or so.

  101. KICK-OFF

    Shrill whistles are being sounded by referees across the nation...

  102. Post update

    BBC Scotland football pundit Willie Miller at Pittodrie

    "The pitch is looking quite lively. The sun is out. We are looking forward to an intriguing encounter. The Dons should be favourites for all three points but we all know that in football things can go differently."

  103. Post update

    Ian Baraclough makes three changes to his Motherwell side as they prepare to take on Dundee at Fir Park. With the struggling home side looking for their first win in eight games, Marvin Johnson, Louis Laing and Craig Moore come in at the expense of Fraser Kerr and Nathan Thomas, who start on the bench, and Craig Reid, who is out altogether. Striker Greg Stewart returns from suspension for Dundee and fit-again skipper Kevin Thomson and Willie Dyer are also back in the starting line-up, with Paul Heffernan, Kostadin Gadzhalov and Gary Irvine all missing.

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    Ross County manager Jim McIntyre

    "We know what is going to be required. We'll face a team that is determined, especially in front of their own fans. The players were buoyant this week. The consistency needs to improve, it's the only way we'll climb the league."

  105. Texts to 80295

    Kristian Keddie, Dalgety Bay, Fife: "The furore over a bit of non PC chanting from some supporters has as usual been blown out of all proportion. Football fans have always sang some unsavoury songs. All fans do. Soon swearing will be banned in the stands."

  106. Post update

    Partick Thistle welcome Ross County to Firhill hoping the visit of the league's basement team will give them their best chance to break their five-game run without a win. However, boss Alan Archibald is forced into three changes as Paul Gallacher replaces the injured Scott Fox in goal, while Conrad Balatoni and Stuart Bannigan drop to the bench as Dan Seaborne and Ryan Stevenson return to the starting line-up. County boss Jim McIntyre names the same 11 which picked up their first win in 13 games against relegation rivals Motherwell last week. The Staggies are hoping to win back-to-back games for the first time this season and keep themselves in touch with Well and St Mirren, both three points in front.

  107. Post update

    Inverness name an unchanged line-up for the meeting with Kilmarnock from the side that beat St Mirren a week ago. Marley Watkins continues in his role up front, with youngsters Cammy Mackay, Alisdair Sutherland and Calum Ferguson on the bench. Kilmarnock make three changes from the 11 that saw off Dundee United at Rugby Park. Alexei Eremenko (suspended), Chris Chantler and Sammy Clingan come out of the side for Ross Barbour, Mark O'Hara and Nathan Eccleston, who is making his first start.

  108. Post update

    Aberdeen have made one change from their comprehensive win over Hamilton last week for the visit of St Mirren. Willo Flood returns to the starting line-up in place of the injured Jonny Hayes, lining up in midfield alongside former Saints man Kenny McLean, who made the move to Pittodrie less than three weeks ago. Buddies manager Gary Teale is serving a one-match touchline ban but makes two changes to the side defeated by Inverness last week. Midfielder Lewis McLear and defender Jeroen Tesselaar come in, with Stevie Thompson and former Don Isaac Osbourne drop to the bench to sit alongside new signing Alan Gow.


    Inverness CT: Esson, Raven, Warren, Meekings, Shinnie, Tansey, Draper, Ross, Christie, Williams, Watkins. Subs: Devine, Horner, Tremarco, Polworth, Mackay, Sutherland, Ferguson.

    Kilmarnock: Samson, Westlake, Connolly, Pascali, Barbour, O'Hara, Slater, Johnston, Eccleston, Obadeyi, Magennis. Subs: Brennan, Smith, Kiltie, Syme, Hawkshaw, Lidington.

    Referee: Steven McLean

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    Hearts players at Queen of the South

    The pick of the games in the Scottish Championship is leaders Hearts at Queen of the South. Three of their players - Soufian El Hassnaoui, Alim Ozturk, Callum Paterson - take a stroll across the Palmerston pitch, knowing a win over their fourth-placed opponents will give them a 22-point lead over second-placed Rangers. Hibernian, though, can reclaim second spot with a draw or better at home to Dumbarton.


    Motherwell: George Long, Ramsden, Laing, McManus, Straker, Grant, Lasley, Johnson, Moore, Sutton, Erwin. Subs: Nathan Thomas, Carswell, Ainsworth, Twardzik, Law, Kerr, Dominic Thomas.

    Dundee: Bain, Paul McGinn, Konrad, McPake, Dyer, Stephen McGinn, Thomson, McAlister, Harris, Stewart, McGowan. Subs: Letheren, McBride, Clarkson, Black, Harkins, Wighton, Allan.

    Referee: Don Robertson

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    Stewart Beattie on Facebook: "Dandies fan, Good looking saints team out today, feeling nervous and with number 13."


    Partick Thistle: Gallacher, O'Donnell, Seaborne, Frans, Booth, Osman, Fraser, McDaid, Stevenson, Elliot, Taylor. Subs: Balatoni, Craigen, Bannigan, Doolan, Lawless, Higginbotham, Basalaj.

    Ross County: Brown, Fraser, Boyd, Woods, Reckord, Boyce, Irvine, Rocco Quinn, Gardyne, Curran, De Vita. Subs: Sernas, Reguero, Cardle, Jervis, Kiss, Dingwall, Burgess.

    Referee: Stephen Finnie

  114. Post update

    St Mirren manager Gary Teale

    "Aberdeen have got good players in all areas so that makes it difficult. You're trying to come up with something. Alan (Gow) will come in and he will add competition to the squad. It's not ideal conditions (the pitch) but it's the same for both teams."


    Dundee United: Szromnik, McGowan, Dillon, Fojut, Dixon, Butcher, Paton, Rankin, Dow, Ciftci, Anier. Subs: Muirhead, Cierzniak, Erskine, Telfer, Connolly, Spittal, Spark.

    St Johnstone: Mannus, Mackay, Wright, Anderson, Easton, Millar, Lappin, Wotherspoon, O'Halloran, Kane, MacLean. Subs: Swanson, Scobbie, Banks, McFadden, Miller, Brown, Croft.

    Referee: William Collum


    Aberdeen: Brown, Logan, Daniels, Reynolds, Considine, Pawlett, Flood, Jack, McGinn, McLean, Rooney. Subs: Langfield, Smith, Robson, Goodwillie, Clark Robertson, Shaughnessy, Shankland.

    St Mirren: Ridgers, Naismith, McAusland, Goodwin, Kelly, Dayton, McLear, Mallan, Tesselaar, McGinn, Arquin. Subs: Gow, Thompson, Wylde, Osbourne, Sonupe, Kello, Baird.

    Referee: Kevin Clancy

  117. Post update

    Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes

    "We're going to stick with the same system today that has served us well over the last few games."

  118. Post update

    Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes

    "To win 3-0 and 4-0 in our last two games shows the character of the team. The challenge for us now is to keep it going, to make it 13 (league) games undefeated."

  119. Text to 80295

    Steven, Raith fan, Kirkcaldy: "Was at Stark's Park last night and there was nothing 'alleged' about the sectarian singing. Could be heard loud and clear even from the home end. If the club can't be held responsible for sectarian singing then how will it be eradicated? The clubs have 'done all they can' yet still it persists. New approach needed by the SPFL. Enough is enough. This shames our game and Scotland."

  120. Post update

    One of the talking points today has been the inclusion in the report of the match delegate for Rangers' game at Raith Rovers last night about alleged sectarian chanting by some of the visiting fans at Stark's Park. The Scottish Professional Football League should receive the report at the start of the week and will then decide what action, if any, to take.

  121. Post update

    Inverness, whose manager John Hughes feels his team are "punching well above their weight", host Kilmarnock, Motherwell welcome Dundee and Partick Thistle take on Ross County at Firhill.

  122. Post update

    Dundee United host St Johnstone in a Tayside derby, with the Terrors trying to catch third-placed Inverness Caledonian Thistle, while a win for the Saintees would lift them into the top six if Dundee lose.

  123. Post update

    In the Scottish Premiership, Aberdeen can go level on points with leaders Celtic if they beat St Mirren at Pittodrie, although by the end of play today they will have played two games more than Ronny Deila's side.

  124. Post update

    All today's games kick off at 15:00 GMT so in the next hour I'll furnish you with team news, links to some of our stories and the best contributions from our audience.

  125. Post update

    Things will be much more interesting if we have your contributions throughout the afternoon. Please send your texts to 80295, use the hashtag #bbcscotfoot on Twitter or post a message on our Facebook page.

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    Greetings, all, from the, um, BBC Scotland football nerve centre at Pacific Quay in Glasgow. For the next four hours my colleagues and I will be thrashing out all sorts of information about today's Scottish matches in this live text commentary.