Celtic have backed Aleksandar Tonev after the winger was suspended for seven matches for using "offensive, insulting and abusive language of a racist nature'' against Aberdeen defender Shay Logan.
The 24-year-old Bulgarian, on loan from Aston Villa until the end of the season, was handed the hefty ban at a Scottish Football Association's disciplinary tribunal hearing at Hampden Park on Thursday for the incident which took place in the Premiership clash between the two teams at Celtic Park on Septe....
St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright has no doubt Stuart McCall will fire Motherwell up the table soon - but he hopes a rested James McFadden can prolong his former club's misery first.
Motherwell travel to Perth for their Friday night fixture in 11th place in the Scottish Premiership and on a run of four consecutive league defeats.
Saints are only three points ahead and have not won in five games themselves.
The form of the two teams represents a downturn in recent fortunes with Motherwell having finished...
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CELTIC 2 KILMARNOCK 0
By Ronnie Esplin, Press Association Sport
Celtic leapfrogged Kilmarnock into fourth place in the Premiership with a 2-0 win over the 10-man Ayrshire side at Parkhead.
Swedish striker John Guidetti scored his fifth goal in seven games in the 35th minute with a 25-yard free-kick awarded when Killie skipper Manuel Pascali's 'last man' foul on Stefan Scepovic earned him a red card from referee Willie Collum.
It was the turning point in a match in which hitherto...
Firhill failed to provide the usual customary thrills as Partick Thistle and St Johnstone fought out a 0-0 draw in wild conditions in Maryhill.
The point apiece left both sides rooted in the bottom six of the Scottish Premiership, but overall neither manager should be too displeased with his return from what was an evenly matched contest.
With both sides coming into this encounter in poor form and with the rain lashing down, it was no surprise that the players began the game in tentative fashion.