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Thomas McGuigan

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  1. Goodbye

    So, Rangers and Motherwell will vie for a place in the Premiership next season. Tomorrow, our attention turns to the final day of the season for the top six in the Premiership, including a Dundee derby!

    Thanks for your company today, hope you can join us tomorrow. Cheers.

  2. 'Feels a bit surreal'

    Outgoing St Mirren boss Gary Teale

    "It all feels a bit surreal because I would've loved to continued in the job. It's hard to describe how I'm feeling just now."

    Gary Teale

    "We had a good nucleus of boys coming through and we needed to add (to the squad) in January and weren't able to do that.

    "I believe I could've pushed the club on and certainly try to get a promotion place anyway."

  3. 'We're delighted to come through'

    Rangers midfielder Nicky Law

    "We're delighted to come through the two legs (against Hibs) and we knew they'd come out fast."

    Rangers midfielder Nicky Law

    "It's tough going back to face your former club at the best of times, but particularly for the play-off scenario where one team stays down and the other goes up.

    "And playing against my brother Josh as well and it seemed like fate a couple of months ago that it would come to that.

    "It's going to be touch emotionally for the manage going back and [assistant] Kenny Black going back: you couldn't really write it could you?

    "It's going to be tough for me personally and for Josh."

  4. Signing targets

    Partick manager Alan Archibald

    "We're waiting for a couple of guys coming back with answers [on contract talks] and then we can move onto our targets."

  5. 'We'll go to Ibrox with belief'

    Motherwell boss Ian Baraclough

    "We've already started preparing (for the play-off against Rangers) and we've watched them five or six times at Ibrox.

    "Away goals don't count but we'll make sure we're organised and difficult to break down.

    Motherwell boss Ian Baraclough

    "We'll go to Ibrox with belief that we can give them problems."

  6. Emotional exit

    Kenny Crawford

    BBC Sport Scotland at Rugby Park

    "Ross County's Richie Brittain leaves the field in tears after making his final appearance in seven years with the Dingwall side."

  7. Accies applause

    Jim Spence

    BBC Sport at New Douglas Park

    Taking their applause from the home crowd @acciesfc

    New Douglas Park
  8. Hamilton Academical 1-0 St Mirren

    Jim Spence

    BBC Sport at New Douglas Park

    "Accies take the three points through Ali Crawford's strike."


    Kilmarnock 1-2 Ross County


    Hamilton 1-0 St Mirren

    Accies, who finish the season in seventh spot, receive a standing ovation from their appreciative fans. The Buddies will now focus on life in the Championship next season with new manager Ian Murray at the helm.


    Motherwell 0-0 Partick

    Partick finish in eighth place while Motherwell will now gear up for their Premiership play-off final against Rangers.

  12. Sportscene starting

    Sportscene is starting on BBC One Scotland and here via the Live Coverage tab, providing a round-up of today's results.

  13. GOAL

    Hamilton 1-0 St Mirren (Crawford)

    It hasn't been a great game but we may have found a great winner. Ali Crawford touches the ball onto his right foot, his shot is well placed and beats goalkeeper Marian Kello.

    Have Accies done enough to claim maximum points?

  14. The Mighty Quinn

    Kenny Crawford

    BBC Sport Scotland at Rugby Park

    "Rocco Quinn's first goal of the season there..."

  15. GOAL

    Kilmarnock 1-2 Ross County (Quinn)

    Ross County have come from behind to lead at Rugby Park. Liam Boyce turns provider this time as he feeds substitute Rocco Quinn who makes no mistake.

  16. Get involved


    bringthemonjpn: St Mirren have had a difficult season but recent form shows them to be an almost certain winner of the Championship next season.

  17. Hamilton 0-0 St Mirren

    Michael McGovern drops the ball and for a fleeting moment the chance of a goal appears. However, referee Craig Thomson rules it as a foul on the goalkeeper, and the crowd go back to their crosswords...

    Hamilton v St Mirren

    Motherwell striker John Sutton thinks he's given the hosts the lead but his effort is superbly saved by Partick keeper Scott Fox.

  19. GOAL

    Kilmarnock 1-1 Ross County (Boyce)

    Liam Boyce's 11th goal of the season and 10 of them have come in the league. He once played for Cliftonville against Celtic in a Champions League qualifier. His effort restores parity at Rugby Park. Game on!

    Liam Boyce fires Ross County level
  20. Youth of today

    Kenny Crawford

    BBC Sport Scotland at Rugby Park

    "The average age of this Kilmarnock XI today is 22-years-old. Then manager Gary Locke goes and brings on 17-year-old centre back David Syme!"

  21. Hamilton Academical 0-0 St Mirren

    Jim Spence

    BBC Sport at New Douglas Park

    "Accies continuing to dominate as they press St Mirren but both sides goal-shy still."

  22. Motherwell 0-0 Partick

    BBC Sportsound pundit Allan Preston

    "Partick Thistle have been the better side in the second half."

  23. Partick pressure

    Brian McLauchlin

    BBC Scotland

    "Much better from Thistle in the second half. Kallum Higginbotham and Calum Booth both coming close to breaking the deadlock..."

  24. Hamilton Academical 0-0 St Mirren

    Jim Spence

    BBC Sport at New Douglas Park

    "God bless those Accies fans next to me, concerned that I've had to fetch my own tea. Scoffing a boost. What did they used to be called?"

  25. Kilmarnock 1-0 Ross County

    Kilmarnock, eager to double their lead at Rugby Park, press through the impressive Aaron Splaine but the teenager's shot flies just wide of Antonio Reguero's goal.

  26. KICK-OFF

    Here we go in the second half, hang onto your hats!

  27. The Real Mackay

    Brian McLauchlin

    BBC Scotland

    Former Wigan Athletic and Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay an interested spectator at Fir Park for Well v Thistle#bbcsportscot

  28. Kilmarnock 1-0 Ross County

    Kenny Crawford

    BBC Sport Scotland at Rugby Park

    "An 18-year-old is the difference between these sides at half-time; Greg Kiltie clinical after a mistake by County's Martin Woods.

    "Another 18-year-old is also impressing on his senior debut - Killie midfielder Aaron Splaine."

  29. Motherwell 0-0 Partick

    Brian McLauchlin

    BBC Scotland at Fir Park

    "Not a classic game here at Fir Park with the score at 0-0. Best effort from Thistle midfielder Gary Fraser but honours even at the break."


    Hamilton 0-0 St Mirren

    Hamiltn v St Mirren

    Kilmarnock 1-0 Ross County

    Greg Kilite (right) celebrtaes with Kilmarnock team-mate Josh Magennis after giving his side the lead

    Motherwell 0-0 Partick

    Motherwell v Partick Thistle
  33. Hamilton 0-0 St Mirren

    There's no doubt Hamilton have been by far the better team, if not overly threatening. They are finishing the half with a flurry though and Ali Crawford twists and turns before a left-foot shot is well helf by goalkeeper Marian Kello.

  34. Hamilton 0-0 St Mirren:

    Jesus Garcia Tena does his best to wake up the crowd by cracking a free-kick off the post. Come on boys, give us a goal!

  35. Licence to Kiltie...

    Kenny Crawford

    BBC Sport Scotland at Rugby Park

    "Martin Woods' hands were on his head the moment he hit that misplaced pass to Killie's Josh Magennis on the edge of his own box.

    "The Northern Irishman squared it to Greg Kiltie to net his second goal of the season for the Rugby Park side.

    "Killie nearly make it 2-0 - young midfielder Aaron Splaine forcing a great diving save from County's Antonio Reguero."

  36. Hamilton Academical 0-0 St Mirren

    Jim Spence

    BBC Sport at New Douglas Park

    "Accies were expecting about 2,500 today. Main stand well filled and a few hundred Buddies fans in the away end."

  37. GOAL

    Kilmarnock 1-0 Ross County (Kiltie)

    Kilmarnock break the deadlock at Rugby Park as Josh Magennis tees up Greg Kiltie to rifle the ball home. The hosts lead just as everyone was beginning to think of the half-time cuppa and slice of orange.

    Kilmarnock goalscorer Greg Kiltie
  38. Rear of the year...

    Kenny Crawford

    BBC Sport Scotland at Rugby Park

    "The right buttock of Ross County's Scott Boyd will be stinging well into pre-season training after the defender's rear end blocks a thumping shot from Killie's Josh Magennis.

    "At the other end, Killie goalkeeper Conor Brennan touches a Martin Woods strike onto the post."


    Hamilton Academical 0-0 St Mirren

    Jim Spence

    BBC Sport at New Douglas Park

    "Stephen Mallan cracks a ferocious free-kick off the bar as St Mirren start to look more threatening."


    Hamilton Academical 0-0 St Mirren

    Jim Spence

    BBC Sport at New Douglas Park

    "Ali Crawford sends a stinging shot at Marian Kello as Accies continue to dominate the game. The St Mirren keeper beats the 25-yard effort down with both gloves. The Buddies under the cosh here."

  41. Motherwell 0-0 Partick Thistle

    Brian McLauchlin

    BBC Scotland at Fir Park

    "Despite making nine changes to their team Motherwell have been the sharper over the opening half hour. Looks as if their is a decent crowd in as well. Still 0-0. Gary Fraser shot saved by Motherwell keeper Dan Twardzik the best effort so far."

  42. Post update

    John Sutton and Christie Elliott
    Image caption: John Sutton, captaining Motherwell today, contests possession with Partick Thistle's Christie Elliott
  43. Kilmarnock 0-0 Ross County

    Kenny Crawford

    BBC Sport Scotland at Rugby Park

    "Ross County's small band of trusty fans sure do make a din...there must be at least two drums in amongst the 150 or so of the Dingwall men's supporters. A few beach balls bouncing around too.

    "A few half chances for either side is all they've had to witness so far; Michael Gardyne's weak shot for the visitors the best opportunity yet."

  44. Post update

    Kilmarnock captain Manuel Pascali
    Image caption: Kilmarnock captain Manuel Pascali greeted fans before kick-off. Not playing today, will he be bidding farewell to the Rugby Park faithful at the end of this campaign?
  45. Early exchanges

    Motherwell 0-0 Partick Thistle

    Partick Thistle have had a couple of efforts at goal through Stephen O'Donnell and Gary Fraser against a much-changed Motherwell side.

  46. Fond farewell

    Kilmarnock 0-0 Ross County

    Ross County fans lift sheets of paper marked '8' to show appreciation for outgoing captain Richie Brittain.

  47. Post update

    Jim Spence

    BBC Sport at New Douglas Park

    "Accies the sharper side with more possession in the opening ten minutes. St Mirren on the back foot with slick Accies passing."

  48. Hamilton Academical 0-0 St Mirren

    Greg Docherty is almost in for Hamilton against St Mirren but he cannot quite latch on to Dougie Imrie's long, raking pass. It would have been some goal had it come off.

  49. Post update

    Stewart Gilmour, Ian Murray and Chick Young
    Image caption: New St Mirren boss Ian Murray (centre) speaking to BBC Scotland's Chick Young before kick-off
  50. KICK-OFF

    Games underway.

  51. Post update

    There will be live commentary of Motherwell v Partick Thistle on BBC Radio Scotland with updates from Hamilton Academical v St Mirren and Kilmarnock v Ross County. Listen here via 'Live Coverage'.

  52. LINE-UPS


    Motherwell: Twardzik, Watt, Laing, Ramsden, Straker, Ainsworth, Carswell, Grant, Dominic Thomas, Sutton, Moore. Subs: George Long, O'Brien, Law, Erwin, Leitch, Johnson, Mackin.

    Partick Thistle: Fox, O'Donnell, Hendry, Richards-Everton, Booth, Wilson, Fraser, Bannigan, Higginbotham, Doolan, Elliot. Subs: Craigen, Gallacher, Osman, McDaid, Taylor, McLaughlin.

    Referee: Steven McLean.

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    Anonymous: "Gutted that it's Richie Brittain's last game at County today. He's been the real driving force behind our success for the past 5 years. All the best in the future Richard."

  54. Post update

    Motherwell manager Ian Baraclough

    "I watched a fair bit of [Hibernian v Rangers]. It was a close game. It's 180 minutes of football, you have to take your chances when they come. We'll be ready come the time but we know we need to work extremely hard to beat Rangers."

  55. Changes expected at Rugby Park

    Kilmarnock manager Gary Locke

    "Over the last couple of season we've not done as well as we should have done. It's important that we try and freshen things up. The budget isn't massive so players have to move on.

    "We can only offer what the club can afford, but he [Alexei Eremenko] is a player I'd love to keep at the club.

    "[Manuel Pascali] has had an offer. It's probably not what he's looking for. Like anything else in football, if you're not happy you'll move on. There's players I'd like to keep and there's players that will probably move on, and we'll get a clearer picture of that in the next few days."

  56. Reprieve for Teale at St Mirren?

    New St Mirren manager Ian Murray is at New Douglas Park today to look at his new team and the former Dumbarton boss has just told BBC Scotland there is "no reason" why he and current Buddies boss Gary Teale cannot work together. Murray aims to discuss the situation with Teale soon.

    St Mirren manager Ian Murray
  57. LINE-UPS


    Hamilton Academical: McGovern, Lyon, Tagliapietra, Garcia Tena, MacDonald, Gillespie, Imrie, Docherty, Crawford, Longridge, Brophy. Subs: Scotland, Watson, McMann, Armstrong, El-Zubaidi, Hill, Boyd.

    St Mirren: Kello, Naismith, Baird, Kelly, Tesselaar, Dayton, Reilly, Mallan, Morgan, Thompson, Sadlier. Subs: Goodwin, Wylde, Arquin, Cuddihy, Wilks, Genev, Stewart.

    Referee: Craig Thomson.

  58. 'Looking for continuity'

    Ross County chairman Roy MacGregor

    "We weren't in a very clever place. I think on the 15 January we had 12 points so we had to do something to change and particularly it wasn't Jim's team, you've got to give him as much resources as you can and he used it wisely.

    "This is our fourth year in the Premier League, and we've got to be a bit smarter, we've got to be a bit more long term, and I think it's a start of another change we've got to make in the club, and just delighted that we're able to participate at the top level.

    Ross County chairman Roy MacGregor

    "Jim will take in six or seven players which normal clubs would. You'll see us giving out longer term contracts. We're looking for more continuity and for people to come and really commit themselves to an area."

  59. LINE-UPS


    Kilmarnock: Brennan, O'Hara, Ashcroft, Connolly, Barbour, Kiltie, Slater, Eremenko, Splaine, Obadeyi, Magennis. Subs: Samson, McKenzie, Cairney, Eccleston, Syme, Hodge.

    Ross County: Reguero, Fraser, Boyd, Paul Quinn, Reckord, Gardyne, Woods, Irvine, De Vita, Dingwall, Boyce. Subs: Rocco Quinn, Brittain, Kiss, Curran, Sernas, Brown, MacLeod.

    Referee: Euan Anderson

  60. Rangers boss Stuart McCall

    "Disappointed to lose a goal in the last minute and I don't think we'd have lasted extra time because we had a lot of tired legs out there.

    "Today was about character. We've got good players in the team. It's a game where we knew what we needed to do and we've managed to get through.

    "It's great that we've got until Thursday (before facing Motherwell) and the players will be looked after at Murray Park. We've got two huge games to go..."

    Rangers boss Stuart McCall
  61. Fir Park

    Brian McLauchlin

    BBC Scotland

    View from pitchside at Fir Park for Motherwell v Partick Thistle. Comms on BBC Radio Scotland

    Fir Park
  62. TEXT 80295

    Anonymous: "Give credit please to Rangers. Football is a easy game, you put a ball in a net; Rangers did it twice, Hibs once. Rangers defended superbly and deserve credit."

    Stevie, Edinburgh: "For FOOTBALL'S sake Motherwell MUST win the playoff!"

  63. 'The players have been fantastic'

    Hibs boss Alan Stubbs

    "We had enough opportunities to take the game further and, over the two legs, did enough to win.

    "You've got to give credit to Rangers. They dug in and more or less defended for 90 minutes and hit us on the counter.

    "The players have been fantastic and I can't criticise them; they've come so close..."

    Hibs players
  64. 'Put their feet up'

    Kenny Crawford

    BBC Sport Scotland

    "In one sense Kilmarnock and Ross County can both put their feet up for this final game of a long, arduous season. Both clubs guaranteed their top flight status with one match remaining, much to Motherwell's angst.

    "However, with these two teams tied on 41 points, the difference between the ninth and 10th places they currently occupy is £45,000 of SPFL prize money.

    "Only a win for Ross County - who will have a massive player cull over the summer - will nudge Killie out of ninth position, but it would certainly be worth trying to do so."

  65. 'Rangers deservedly go through'

    Tom English

    BBC Scotland

    Stuart McCall has galvanised this side and got them playing for each other. Hibs huffed and puffed and were almost a parody of themselves; Rangers deservedly go through to the final. Hibs only have themselves to blame."

  66. 'Hibs never got into the tie'

    BBC Sportsound pundit Craig Paterson: "Stuart McCall took a chance today by changing things from midweek. But Cammy Bell wasn't really tested today and that will be a big regret for Alan Stubbs: Hibs never really got into the tie."

  67. Rangers progress

    Talk about contrasting emotions: Stuart McCall leads the Rangers contingent over to the away fans to receive their acclaim; Hibs goalscorer Jason Cummings looks to the sky and roars his disappointment.

    Hibs chairman Rod Petrie, looking on from the stands, appears plagued by thoughts of "what if?"

  68. Hibernian 1-0 Rangers (1-2 agg)

    Hibs win the game but lose the tie 2-1 on aggregate and Rangers progress to the play-off final against Motherwell.

  69. GOAL

    Hibernian 1-0 Rangers (Cummings)

    Jason Cummings arcs a superb shot into the top corner. Hope for Hibs at the death?


    Scott Allan slaloms past a couple of challenges and the ball breaks to Paul Hanlon whose shot clips the post on the way out for a goal kick.

  71. Hibernian 0-0 Rangers

    Dja Djedje balloons a shot high, high, high over the bar with an effort which sums up Hibs' day.

    That wouldn't have looked out of place as a conversion in the Six Nations.

    Alan Stubbs looks heavenward...

  72. Your views


    Jeremy Wood: Hibs could play till Sunday without scoring.

  73. Hamilton v St Mirren

    Jim Spence

    BBC Sport at New Douglas Park

    "Ian Murray will be in the stand to check on his new charges St Mirren as they face Hamilton Accies."

  74. Hibernian 0-0 Rangrs

    Ian Black replaces Dean Shiels as Stuart McCall shuffles his Rangers pack with eight minutes plus added time remaining at Easter Road.

    Rangers are on course to book a play-off final against Motherwell.

  75. Hibernian 0-0 Rangers

    Scott Allan cleans out Andy Murdoch with a poor challenge and John Beaton jots down another name on his growing rap sheet.

  76. Hamilton v St Mirren

    Jim Spence

    BBC Sport

    Great weather for @acciesfc v @saintmirrenfc and there's our Chic Young blethering to @scottsas

    New Douglas Park

    Rangers defender Lee Wallace earns a yellow card for time wasting; like Fawlty Towers at the height of summer season, the bookings are flying in at Easter Road.

  78. Hibernian 0-0 Rangers

    Haris Vuckic trots off to be replaced by midweek goal hero Nicky Clark.

  79. Hibernian 0-0 Rangers

    Frustration for Hibs as impressive build up play fizzles out as Dylan McGeouch sends a harmless cross out for a goal kick.


    Haris Vuckic earns a booking for taking a tumble in the box as referee John Beaton says there wasn't contact with a Hibs player.


    Farid El Alagui earns a yellow card for crashing into Lee McCulloch; Hibs frustration is building under the Easter Road sun.

    Hibs v Rangers
  82. Hibernian 0-0 Rangers

    Hibs boss Alan Stubbs, on the touchline arms folded and sporting a Joachim Low-style white shirt with sleeves rolled up, is cutting a frustrated figure. His side has all the possession in the world but appear to have little idea as to how to score.


    What a save! Dominique Malonga fires in a 25-yard howitzer but the diving Cammy Bell does brilliantly to tip the ball away for a corner. That was destined for the bottom corner. The Hibs fans thunder their appreciation; is there life in this play off second leg yet?

  84. Hibernian 0-0 Rangers

    Jason Cummings sees his shot blocked on the edge of the area. Hibs continue to enjoy plenty of possession but are struggling to create a piece of magic to pierce the Rangers defence.

  85. Your views


    Andy Johnson: "Had a dream last night that Hibs won 4-0 with 2 goals coming in extra time.... Hoping this doesn't come true #bbcscotfootball"

  86. Hibs shuffle their pack

    Hibs haven't got their shooting boots on so far in this game. Dominique Malonga drags a shot wide with Cammy Bell rooted to the spot. More groans from the Hibs fans as manager Alan Stubbs brings on Farid El Alagui for Liam Craig.

  87. Play-off pressure

    Rangers hold a two-goal lead from the first leg as both managers at Easter Road seek the breakthrough.

    Hibs boss Alan Stubbs and Rangers counterpart Stuart McCall
  88. Hibernian 0-0 Rangers

    Scott Allan dances down the left and lofts a dangerous cross into the box. Rangers keeper Cammy Bell elects to tip the ball away rather than collect but Hibs didn't have a fox in the box.

  89. Hibernian 0-0 Rangers

    Hibs earn a free kick wide on the left but Scott Allan's pitching wedge into the box fails to trouble the Rangers defence after Liam Fontaine nodded on.

  90. Hibernian 0-0 Rangers

    Rangers slice through Hibernian with ease as the galloping Lee Wallace plays a neat one two with Kenny Miller but the defender then balloons a shot high and wide.

  91. Here we go...

    The second half is under way at Easter Road. No changes for either side under sizzling sunshine.

  92. Hibs change?

    Tom English

    BBC Scotland

    "Hibs have to go for it and I wouldn't be surprised if there's a change at half-time. Dominique Malonga just isn't doing it..."

  93. Get involved


    bringthemonjpn: "#bbcscotfootball "Wee Stuarty" will surely tell his players to go for the "snatch and grab" immediate second half goal. McCulloch moving up"

  94. Your views


    tom and 20 others: "#bbcscotfootball I wouldn't say Malonga's a passenger but he reminds me of a kid upstairs at the front of a bus pretending to be driver"

  95. Frantic and frenetic

    Hibernian v Rangers
    Image caption: There were some anxious moments for Rangers in that first half but so far their lead remains intact
  96. Hibernian 0-0 Rangers

    Despite a bright start, Hibs fail to breach a determined Rangers rearguard and, at the break, Stuart McCall's men retain their two-goal lead from the first leg.

  97. Hibernian 0-0 Rangers

    Dominique Malonga zips a dangerous ball into the box but defender Marius Zaliukas is there to clear from under the Rangers bar and the visitors survive.

  98. Get involved

    John Joseph Friary: I do fear that again Hibs will be the better team but Rangers the more capable at grinding out a result! Not nice but effective.

  99. Hibs 'lost their way'

    BBC Sportsound pundit Craig Paterson

    "Hibs have lost their way and, without Scott Allan, I don't know where a goal is coming from. Credit to Rangers."

  100. Get involved


    bringthemonjpn: "#bbcscotfootball Cammy Bell on top form today. You wonder how things would have been if he hadn't had that lengthy time out through injury."

    Graham Allen: "Rangers defending a lead is 90 minutes of mental turmoil. #bbcscotfootball"

  101. GREAT SAVE!

    Only the right hand of Mark Oxley prevents Rangers from breaking the deadlock. Haris Vuckic cuts in after easing Liam Craig off the ball and his shot is brilliantly tipped away by the Hibs keeper.

    The visitors can't profit from the corner as the hosts repel the danger.

  102. Hibernia 0-0 Rangers

    Hibernian's early assurance and swagger has drained from their cheeks and they're looking far from convincing at the back.

    However, they press forward and Scott Allan plays in Dominique Malonga but Cammy Bell could've run up the tunnel and back in time to collect his feeble effort.

    Groans of frustration from the Hibs fans; they've been toothless in attack.

  103. Hibernian 0-0 Rangers

    Rangers goalkeeper Cammy Bell comes to claim the ball as Dominique Malonga threatens following good work by Fraser Fyvie.

    Hibs continue to huff and puff without showing real menace in front of goal.

    Hibs press for the opener at East Road

    It remains goalless just after the half-hour mark.

  104. Hibernian 0-0 Rangers

    Rangers boss Stuart McCall, crimson-cheeked under the blazing Easter Road sun, is far from happy over a throw-in awarded to Hibs and bellows his frustration at whistler John Beaton.

  105. 'Seeing more of the ball'

    BBC Sportsound pundit Murdo MacLeod

    "Rangers aren't much better but they're now seeing much more of the ball and appear more comfortable in possession."

    Match stats from Easter Road
  106. CLOSE!

    What a chance! Richard Foster dances down the right and whips over a cross with Hibs appealing unsuccessfully for a foul on Lewis Stevenson. Kenny Miller soars through the air but his bullet header falls the wrong side of the post with Mark Oxley stranded.

  107. Hibernian 0-0 Rangers

    It's Rangers' turn to rumble forward and the visitors do well to nab possession from Scott Allan. The ball finds its way to veteran marksman Kenny Miller, whose shot from the edge of the area is saved comfortably by Mark Oxley.

  108. CLOSE!

    Jason Cummings spurns a superb chance to break the deadlock. Darting away from the Rangers defence as he collects Scott Allan's through ball but he screws his shot wide of goal.

    The camera pans to a frustrated Hibs boss Alan Stubbs, who will be concerned his side have failed to capitalise on such a bright start.

  109. Get involved

    Text using 80295

    Ian, Blantyre: "I would be watching the game if I wasn't stuck in a traffic jam between Blantyre and Bellshill.....some Eejit decided to shut the slip road to the M74... so... Stuck with wee tams verbal ping pong..!!! "

    Stuart, truck driver, Rangers fan: "Working over in Italy. Keep me updated gentlemen! Mon the Gers! Get us back to where we belong"

    Mike Minto: "Rangers on dialysis"

    Lewis, Edinburgh: "Kenny Miller and Nicky law are getting harder and harder to tell apart from a distance."

  110. Hibernian 0-0 Rangers

    Despite enjoying near constant pressure, Hibs have yet to break Rangers' resistance.

    Paul Hanlon and Kenny Miller tussle for possession
    Haris Vuckic and Liam Fontaine
  111. CLOSE!

    Yet more Hibs pressure. Fraser Fyvie's horribly miscues a shot and it falls for Jason Cummings... But his shot, hit with the power of a wheezing Dickensian pick-pocket, trickles through to Rangers keeper Cammy Bell.

  112. Hibs pressure

    Hibs are throwing everything, including the proverbial sink at Rangers, but have yet to break the deadlock and eat into Rangers' two-goal first leg lead.

    Hibs supporters
  113. GREAT SAVE!

    Cammy Bell is called into action again, throwing himself in the air like a concerned Superman at two Hibs crosses as the hosts come within a whisker of breaking the deadlock.

  114. GREAT SAVE!

    Rangers goalkeeper Cammy Bell is called into action for the first time, collecting a fizzing Fraser Fyvie drive from about 25 yards.

    A heartbeat later and Cummings outfoxes Zaliukas before testing Bell with another drive. The hosts are cranking up the pressure here...

  115. Post update

    The hosts are rampaging down the left as they seek an early goal with Lewis Stevenson seeing a lot of the ball as Hibs probe for a weakness on Rangers' right hand side.

  116. 'A good start'

    Emboldened by their early attacking endeavour, Hibs force a corner but Liam Fontaine heads over from Scott Allan's dangerous set piece.

    "A good start from Hibs," says BBC Sportsound pundit Murdo MacLeod


    Hang on. Hibs roar for a penalty as the ball appears to hit Dean Shiels's arm inside the box but referee John Beaton is having none of it. A chorus of boos rains down from the stands housing the home fans.

    The atmosphere is crackling away nicely.

  118. Bllod and thunder

    Nothing of note to bother either goalkeeper in the frenetic opening minutes as the ball is fired high into the clear blue sky above Easter Road.

  119. Get involved


    tom and 20 others: "Well this promises to be.. er.. character building. #bbcscotfootball"

  120. KICK-OFF

    We're under way at Easter Road!

  121. Minute's silence

    A minute's silence is held inside Easter Road for the victims of Britain's worst rail disaster.

    More than 200 people died when three trains crashed at Quintinshill in Dumfries and Galloway on 22 May 1915.

  122. Here we go...

    Both sides trot out onto the sun-kissed pitch. We're nearly there...

  123. You Got It

    The Scottish capital is bathed in sunshine and the lush Easter Road pitch is crying out for a game of fitba.

    There hasn't been this many pairs of dark shades on display since the last Roy Orbison tribute gig...

  124. 'Rangers will get through'

    Tom English

    BBC Scotland

    "I said during the week that I thought Rangers would get through and I still think that. There's probably a kick left in Hibs and I don't think they'll go down meekly."

  125. Get involved


    bringthemonjpn: "#bbcscotfootball No surprise that McCulloch is back, and I don't think he will be playing centre forward either."

    Adam: 2-1 to Rangers.

    Legend: 2-1 #COMEONYOUGERS

  126. Coin a phrase

    Tom English

    BBC Scotland

    Sunshine on Leith. You can use that...

    Easter Road
  127. Hibs boss Alan Stubbs

    "It's exciting and now that we're here, it's a glorious day. I didn't think there was a lot in Wednesday's game and Rangers were delighted to win 2-0.

    "Rangers took their chances; we didn't take ours. Dylan McGeouch gives us that bit more going forward."

  128. McCulloch selection

    BBC Scotland's Tom English has told Sportsound listeners that he's surprised Lee McCulloch has been restored to the Rangers' starting line-up.

    He doesn't think the change will dismay Hibs boss Alan Stubbs...

    Rangers captain Lee McCulloch
  129. All eyes on Easter Road

    BBC Sportsound pundit Craig Paterson

    "The first goal will be crucial..."

  130. 'Glorious day'


    Chris McLaughlin

    BBC Sport

    Glorious day for football in the capital. #Hibernian v ##Rangers coming up on @BBCSportsound

    Easter Road
  131. 'Confident we can can get a goal'

    "It's a beautiful day for football and the lads will be ready," Rangers boss Stuart McCall tells BBC Radio Scotland's Sportsound.

    "We don't want to come here and get camped in. Lee will carry an aerial threat for us.

    "For me, it's about the winning goal not the first goal. We've scored in 14 of the last 15 games and we're confident we can get a goal.

    "There's not too much between the sides; it'll be nervy and edgy..."

  132. Changes from midweek

    So that's one change for each team: Dylan McGeouch replaces Scott Robertson in the Hibernian midfield, while captain Lee McCulloch is back for Rangers. Striker Nicky Clark drops out as the visitors go with three central defenders.


    Hibernian: Oxley, Gray, Hanlon, Fontaine, Stevenson, Craig, Fyvie, Allan, McGeouch, Malonga, Cummings. Subs: Cerny, Robertson, El Alagui, Stanton, Handling, Djedje, Dunsmore.

    Rangers: Bell; Foster, McGregor, McCulloch, Zaliukas, Wallace; Vuckic, Murdoch, Shiels, Law; Miller. Subs: Simonsen, Mohsni, Smith, Black, Clark, Crawford, Boyd.

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  135. 'We want this place to rock'

    For his part, Hibs boss Alan Stubbs has urged his men to "have a right go" attempting to overturn the first leg deficit.

    "We're going to have a right good go at getting back into the game," he said.

    "For Stuart McCall - do you defend the two-goal lead, or do you go for another one?

    Hibs boss Alan Stubbs

    "Our plan is very clear. We need to go out and be as positive as possible.

    "We never played poorly on Wednesday night, we contributed to the game significantly. The thing was was missing was when we had chances we never took them.

    "We know that we're certainly in the tie. We want this place to rock..."

  136. 'We were clinical'

    Both sides are chasing the dream of a place in the top flight next season. This afternoon's game and Motherwell stand between them and Premiership heaven.

    Stuart McCall's troops head to the Scottish capital in fine fettle: holding a two-goal lead following the midweek first leg at Ibrox and looking to finish the job at Easter Road.

    Rangers boss Stuart McCall

    "I am pleased first and foremost to be going into the game with a 2-0 advantage," said McCall leading up to today's clash.

    "I said prior to the first game that, if we had been going to Easter Road even level, there would still be everything to play for and there still is.

    "There was not a lot the other night between the sides.

    "We were clinical - two really good goals and defended really well - and I'm sure we'll have to be exactly the same; resolute and organised."

  137. High note at high noon...

    It's time to strain every sinew, show you deserve your moment in the limelight, stem the tidal wave of nerves and push yourself to the limit when it matters most.

    No, not the Eurovision Song Contest. We're talking about the second leg of the play-off semi-final between Hibs and Rangers.

    Rangers v Hibs