Kyle Magennis injury latest with Hibs set to issue further update on player after nearly 11 months out
Hibs are due to update supporters on Kyle Magennis as the midfielder targets a return to action. The 23-year-old hasn’t kicked a ball for the Easter Road side in nearly 11 months, his last appearance coming in a 1-0 victory over St Johnstone on September 26 last year.
Preston North End midfielder Ali McCann says he could not have come to a better club as he reflects on his first year at Deepdale. The Northern Ireland international joined on deadline day last summer from St Johnstone and has made a good impression since arriving in Lancashire. It was the 22-year-old’s first senior move relocating from Scotland to PNE, and he has been used regularly since joining, though starts sometimes have been hard to come by.
The midfielder hobbled out of the action in the opening minutes of Saturday's defeat at Ibrox Luckless Cammy MacPherson is facing another spell on the sidelines. The St Johnstone midfielder hobbled off early doors in Saturday’s 4-0 Premiership defeat to Rangers at Ibrox. A thigh injury could keep him out for three to four weeks, although scan results were yesterday still to arrive.
The Rangers boss is preparing his side for the visit of PSV Eindhoven. Lundstram urges fans to roar Rangers towards Champions League Van Bronckhorst impressed by killer instinct of Antonio Colak Rangers take all three points with victory over St Johnstone at Ibrox Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst has said reaching the Champions League group stages has to be the club’s target every year, as he prepares to face PSV in the play-off round of the competition.
RANGERS new boy Antonio Colak silenced critics on Saturday after scoring in three consecutive games on Sunday. And now he has returned fire at those who wrote him off after Rangers' first leg defeat against Union St Gilloise. It was a tough start for Colak when he first arrived at Ibrox.
Scottish Premiership: Rangers, Celtic, Hearts, Livingston and Kilmarnock feature in team of the week
Rangers beat St Johnstone 4-0; Celtic won 5-0 at Kilmarnock; Hearts claimed a 4-1 victory against Dundee United; Hibernian lost 2-1 at Livingston; Motherwell won 3-2 at Aberdeen; St Mirren won 1-0 at home to Ross County There were plenty of goals in the Scottish Premiership as Rangers, Celtic, Hearts, Livingston, Motherwell and St Mirren picked up victories.
During Covid-19 restrictions, clubs were allowed to extend the number of substitutes they had to five to protect players from burn out after restrictions in pre-season training affect the level of intensity that the could train at. It’s a measure that has been continued with in the SPFL and across the continent and one that not every club has got to grips with yet in terms of how to design their tactics.
Rangers have, for some, added more players than were maybe expected at the start of the transfer window, a strong display at the weekend against St Johnstone a good sign that the new faces are starting to settle. Any more signings will probably be dependent on departures and one regular starter who could be on his way out is Borna Barisic with a report in The Mail claiming that the Croatian international is a target for Nottingham Forest.
St Johnstone midfielder Daniel Phillips hopes to follow ex-Dundee hero Glen Kamara’s lead in Scottish football
New St Johnstone recruit Daniel Phillips is hoping to give his football career a Glen Kamara-style kick-start in Scottish football. Like his weekend Ibrox opponent, Phillips was afforded an English Premier League academy upbringing in the game. And like his Ibrox weekend opponent he has gone from lower league loans south of the border to a first permanent transfer north of it.
Five talking points as Rangers warm up for Champions League clash with routine win over St Johnstone
THIS routine 4-0 victory against St Johnstone was another challenge overcome for Rangers. Now their biggest test of the season awaits at Ibrox. A first half header from Malik Tillman set Giovanni van Bronckhorst's side on their way to a third successive Premiership victory. After the break, Antonio Colak made it three goals in as many games and Scott Arfield and Tom Lawrence also netted.
JOHN LUNDSTRAM insists Rangers have started to click just in time for PSV. The Light Blues thumped St Johnstone 4-0 ahead of the first leg of their Champions League play-off against Dutch side PSV on Tuesday. Lundstram said: “Performance wise, it was probably better than last week against Killie, I would say.
Daniel Phillips moved to St Johnstone and the SPFL to ‘be seen’ on the recommendation of former Hearts midfielder Olly Lee and was immediately thrust into the spotlight in front of 48,665. A midweek signing from Watford after a successful trial, the Trinidad and Tobago international was given just seven minutes to prepare before replacing injured Cammy MacPherson from the bench against Rangers – a move outwith manager Callum Davidson’s plans for the midfielder.
A central midfielder was a high priority for St Johnstone this summer – and it has taken Callum Davidson a while to sign one. After impressing on trial at McDiarmid Park and then agreeing a two-year deal, Daniel Phillips made his Saints debut against Rangers as an early replacement for Cammy MacPherson when the former St Mirren man injured his thigh.
‘Play the game, not the occasion’ – Rangers star Scott Wright urges Ibrox heroes to keep cool as PSV showdown nears
SCOTT WRIGHT admits it’s vital Rangers play the game and not the occasion against PSV. Gers host the Dutch giants on Tuesday night in the first leg of their £40million winner-takes-all showdown to make the Champions League groups. It’s 12 years since Rangers last got that far.
SCOTT WRIGHT has insisted that Rangers cannot afford to allow themselves to be distracted by just what is at stake against PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday night. A place in the group stages of the UEFA Champions League awaits for the winner of the play-off tie and would enable Rangers to progress for the first time since season 2010-11.
GIOVANNI VAN BRONCKHORST is over the moon with his two main strikers ahead of Rangers' huge Champions League clash against PSV. But that doesn't mean he'll consider playing them together any time soon. Antonio Colak has scored three goals in as many games for Gers and is beginning to find his feet now following his summer move from PAOK.
Imagine the scenario in which Rangers had been given the weekend off in preparation for their Champions League play-off instead of slamming St Johnstone 4-0 – as was the clamour in certain quarters. At such an early stage in the campaign, the Ibrox club would have been sure to drop in a cheeky wee behind-closed-doors encounter before welcoming to Govan for Tuesday’s first leg a PSV Eindhoven who were given the weekend to rest up.
The loss sends Ross County to the foot of the table having failed to collect a point from their opening three league matches. Rangers take all three points with victory over St Johnstone at Ibrox Jim Goodwin not getting carried away with Aberdeen’s win over St Mirren St Mirren picked up their first points of the season with a hard-fought 1-0 home victory over Ross County in Paisley.
Scottish football journalist Bill Young claimed that Ryan Jack did not look fit as Glasgow Rangers cruised to victory in the Scottish Premiership at Ibrox. The Lowdown: Thumping win Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s team enjoyed a thumping win in front of their own supporters, with new signings Malik Tillman, Antonio Colak and Tom Lawrence all among the scorers.