Motherwell capitulate at Ibrox and Livi frustrate the champions: Team of the Week

Celtic may have edged to the top of the table, but leaving Livingston with just a draw leaves them frustrated, while Aberdeen, Kilmarnock and Rangers continue to gain momentum. It’s Adam Mackintosh with the Team of the Week.

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(Credit: BBC)

Goalkeeper

Liam Kelly – The Livingston goalkeeper kept Celtic at bay, making a number of saves during their goalless draw. This was his seventh clean sheet of the league season.

Defence

Ross Millen – The former Queen’s Park right back has had to be patient for his first start in the league behind Scotland international Stephen O’Donnell but due to an injury, Millen got his chance and took it. Scoring the only goal of the game in Killie’s 1-0 win at Tynecastle.

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Millen marked his Kilmarnock debut with the winning goal in Gorgie (Credit: Kilmarnock FC)

Stuart Findlay – The former Celtic and Newcastle defender had an excellent game at the heart of the Kilmarnock defence as Killie restricted Hearts to few chances despite them controlling possession. The 22-year old made a late goal line clearance to make sure of the points.

Kirk Broadfoot – Findlay’s centre-back partner and part of a Kilmarnock defence that is so well-organised under Steve Clarke. Killie moved to within two points of the top of the table with their victory.

Max Lowe – The on-loan Derby full back helped his side keep a clean sheet in a 1-0 win over Hibernian. The Englishmen kept flying winger Martin Boyle quiet and linked well with Gary Mackay-Steven in attacking sense.

Midfield

Murray Davidson – The St Johnstone midfielder continued his fine form as he scored the opener in his side’s 4-0 win over Hamilton. This was the Saints’ fifth win in succession.

Scott Arfield – The Canadian international scored a double in Rangers’ 7-1 demolition of hapless Motherwell. He scored Rangers’ 1st and 5th of the afternoon, taking his tally to 5 for the season.

Gary Mackay-Steven – The Aberdeen winger celebrated his international call-up with the only goal of the game in their 1-0 won over Hibs. Mackay-Steven’s performance prompted his manager Derek McInnes to rank him among the best wingers in the league.

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Gary Mackay-Steven scored his fifth goal against Hibs in Aberdeen colours (Credit: SNS)

Eros Grezda – The Albanian winger prepared for his country’s meeting with Scotland, with his first two goals for Rangers. He scored the final two goals in their 7-1 win against a Motherwell side who looked as if they’d rather be anywhere else.

Drey Wright – Wright’s first league goal of the season helped St Johnstone to victory. He was a constant threat to the Accies’ defence all game and had a hand in the first two goals.

Attack

Kenny Miller – A first goal for Dundee for the 38-year-old earned a draw against St Mirren. This was the first point for Jim McIntyre in his 5th game in charge of the Dens Park side.

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