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Summary

  1. Partick Thistle v Celtic (19:45)
  2. League leaders Celtic remain unbeaten domestically
  3. Uefa executive committee meet on Champions League reforms
  4. Five Scottish Premiership matches on Saturday

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  1. Airdrieonians to have image of fan on home shirt

    Airdrieonians believe they will be the first team in world football to have an image of a fan on their club shirt.

    After announcing the Airdrieonians Supporters' Trust as their new shirt sponsor, they will have the image of Diamond fundraiser Mark Allison, who lost his near-two-year battle with pancreatic cancer in June at the age of just 49.

    Chairman Tom Wotherspoon said: "I met him (Mark) lots of times. More than most people will know about. He would often just appear at my office unannounced after visiting the hospital for treatment, and would come in for a coffee and a blether. He would phone me for hours on end, discussing ideas and plans.

    "His enthusiasm was infectious for this club, and I am glad that his legacy continues to live on."

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  2. Premiership table 'crazy' - Martin Canning

    Inverness Caledonian Thistle v Hamilton Academical (Sat)

    Hamilton player-manager Martin Canning believes the league table means nothing at the moment, because teams can leapfrog each other so quickly.

    "Inverness are a strong team," explained Canning. "They find themselves at the bottom of the league right now but I don't think you can look too much into that when you look how tight the league is.

    "They are only three points off the top six as well. It's crazy. We know it will be a hard game up there. They are a big team with a lot of experienced pros, so we know we need to be at our best."

    Doumbouya and Dan Seaborne

    Inverness CT manager Richie Foran is hoping for a better defensive performance when they host Hamilton on Saturday.

    "Defensively, the players are just not there at the moment," said Foran. "We need to work harder defensively off the ball, spotting the danger quicker and sniffing the danger out.

    "We need to get better at that to stop these goals going in."

    Inverness CT v Hamilton preview

  3. Motherwell 'outstanding' against Celtic - Lee Clark

    Motherwell v KIlmarnock (Sat)

    Kilmarnock manager Lee Clark says he was impressed with Motherwell's showing in their 4-3 defeat to Celtic last weekend.

    "The pairing up front of Scott McDonald and Louis Moult are a right handful," said Clark. "Moult's goals against Celtic were terrific. He has great movement and is a natural finisher.

    "They took the game all the way. Celtic hadn't conceded for such a long time but they managed to score three times.

    "Although they lost, that game will be full of positives for Mark McGhee and he will want his team to reproduce that performance. If they do, we will have to defend better than we did at Pittodrie."

    Motherwell

    Motherwell midfielder Craig Clay says a repeat of their performance against Celtic can garner them points against the rest of the Premiership sides.

    "We had a chat between us the other week in the changing room and said we needed to find what's best for us," said Clay.

    "I think on Saturday we found it, pressing in people's faces and stuff like that.

    "If we played like that against any other team, I think we would have taken three points. Celtic just upped it and had that little bit of class."

    Motherwell v Kilmarnock preview

  4. Ross County need to be more ruthless - Jim McIntyre

    Dundee v Ross County (Sat)

    "Hopefully we can see that on Saturday and the boys can go on a bit of a run," said Ross County manager Jim McIntyre.

    "We've missed chances in recent games which could have killed off teams but the important thing for me is we are in the right places and creating the right opportunities. 

    "As we showed against St Johnstone we do have a ruthless side in us - but we need to show it more often." 

    Ross County v Dundee

    Dundee goalkeeper Scott Bain: "It was a disappointing result at Killie considering the way we had played in the weeks before. We went in with a lot of confidence but just didn't perform to the level that we had been.

    "It just puts more onus on us this Saturday to go out there, put on a performance and hopefully get a win.

    "If you look at the league, we can still realistically finish in the top six, even from where we were at the bottom of the table a few weeks ago.

    "Every win from now on is big, considering how tight the league is. Two wins and you're right up there."

    Ross County v Dundee preview

  5. Pittodrie will be a cracker - Tam Scobbie

    Aberdeen v St Johnstone (Sat)

    St Johnstone defender Tam Scobbie expects a thrilling contest in the North-east when Aberdeen host St Johnstone.

    "It is going to be a tough game, it always is," said Scobbie. "We are coming off a great result against Inverness while they had a fantastic result against Kilmarnock during the week.

    "So I think it is two teams who are going to go for it and look to pick up the three points and it is a big three points.

    "We are sitting a few points ahead of the teams that are below us.

    "So we want to keep kicking on and I am sure Aberdeen want to kick on and cement themselves as the second-best team in this league because obviously Celtic are miles ahead of everyone else."

    Graeme Shinnie (left) and Michael Coulson

    Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes says St Johnstone are capable of punishing the home side if they begin the game the same way they did in their 5-1 win over Kilmarnock in midweek.

    "The other night Kilmarnock tried to press us in certain areas and counter-attack on us and, because we didn't get our game going at the start, they had two or three chances," said McInnes. "But once we got on top of them, we made it difficult for them.

    "St Johnstone have more know-how as a team and more experience, and have players that can punish you when you're not right. So it's important we start the game properly and don't give them too much encouragement."

    Aberdeen v St Johnstone preview

  6. 'We've got a lot to prove' - James Tavernier

    Rangers v Hearts (Sat)

    Despite Rangers' 2-1 win over Aberdeen last Saturday, full-back James Tavernier says his side still have it all to prove in the SPFL this season.

    "We've got a lot to prove against everybody," said Tavernier. "We know we've not hit the heights that we had wanted to. We have shown glimpses of a performance at times but it's about getting those three points first and foremost. 

    "We definitely want to get the win this weekend. It was obviously a big blow when we lost to Hearts at their place but we want to set things right this time.

    "We've not been beaten at home for a long time so we're in a good frame of mind and full of confidence going into this game."

    Rangers v Hearts preview

    James Tavernier (centre)
  7. 'Rangers will be better' - Perry Kitchen

    Rangers v Hearts (Sat)

    Hearts midfielder Perry Kitchen expects Rangers to be a different prospect than they were in their 2-0 defeat at Tynecastle last week.

    "We are certainly shooting for the same result," he said. "We know it is going to be a different match over there. They are going to be better than they were against us at Tynecastle. 

    "We expect that and have to be able to match that and try to mimic a similar result. It is always a big game against Rangers and we are going to be ready for it."

    Rangers v Hearts preview

    Jason Holt (left) and Perry Kitchen do battle at Tynecastle
    Image caption: Jason Holt (left) and Perry Kitchen do battle at Tynecastle
  8. Scottish Premiership predictions

    Take part in the BBC predictor game this weekend. Remember to get your scores in before tonight's Partick Thistle v Celtic clash at Firhill.

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  9. Buddies boy signs new deal

    Some signing news for St Mirren fans...

    Teenager Kyle Magennis has made eight appearances this season and scored his first goal in Tuesday's win at Queen of the South.

  10. Jags to 'make it a battle'

    Partick Thistle v Celtic (19:45)

    The Jags have not won in their last seven home games but came close against Rangers two weeks ago, going down 2-1 to two late goals from Joe Dodoo. 

    "We made it a battle against Rangers, and you want to do that at home," added manager Alan Archibald. That's the only blueprint we will take. Every team you play against are totally different and Rangers are not the same as Celtic by any manner of means. They are different in set-up and the style of play." 

  11. 'Not a lot of weakness in Celtic squad'

    Partick Thistle v Celtic (19:45)

    Partick Thistle manager Alan Archibald will draw inspiration from the way Motherwell ran Celtic so close last weekend, with the champions recovering from 2-0 down to win 4-3 thanks to a late goal at Fir Park.

    "We want to make it as tough a night for the champions as we can," said Archibald. "We take heart from the way Motherwell played last week and got three goals. 

    "I think Brendan [Rodgers] spoke about rotating players, and maybe they will do that, they made a couple of changes last week. So we are just hoping there is a wee bit of unsteadiness there in relationships because, when he rotates his squad, it's very much like for like in terms of quality. There is not a lot of weakness there."

    Partick Thistle boss Alan Archibald
  12. Morton makeover continues

    Earlier this year, Morton fans were given the chance to vote for a new home kit design following many complaints about the one initially chosen by the club.

    Now they're at it again, offering supporters the choice of four away strips. 

    The red tartan one looks a bit like a carpet you would find on a ferry...

  13. Rob Kiernan celebrates

    Rangers consolidate second place in the Premiership as Ian Cathro loses his first match as Hearts head coach.

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  14. Jonathan Sutherland

    BBC Scotland

    Aberdeen's Adam Rooney and St Johnstone's Ricky Foster

    Aberdeen fall four points behind second-placed Rangers after surviving late St Johnstone pressure in a goal-less draw.

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  15. John Barnes

    BBC Scotland

    Kilmarnock's Luke Hendrie (left) battles for the ball against Motherwell's Scott McDonald

    Motherwell are left to rue missed chances as they are held to a goalless draw at home to Kilmarnock.

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  16. Alasdair Lamont

    BBC Scotland

    Craig Wighton and Christopher Routis

    Craig Wighton and Christopher Routis are off target with efforts as Dundee and Ross County draw a blank at Dens Park.

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  17. Weekend previews

    We've got some teams news for tomorrow's top flight games coming up...