Hearts dent Killie’s title hopes and Weah continues to impress – Team of the Week

Hearts new year revival continues to roll on, with an impressive win away to title challenging Kilmarnock last Friday night. Motherwell picked up their fourth consecutive win with a comprehensive victory over Livingston at Fir Park,

\Rangers put four goals beyond a hapless St Mirren side and Timothy Weah helped inspired Celtic to a crucial win at McDiarmid Park. Adam Mackintosh picks out his bunch from an eventful weekend in the Scottish Premiership.

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Sean Clare notched up his first Scottish Premiership goal on Friday night.

Goalkeeper

Mark Gillespie – A third consecutive clean sheet helped Motherwell to a 3-0 victory over Livingston at Fir Park. He also started the counter attack which led to his side’s third goal.

Defence

James Tavernier – The Rangers captain scored another two penalties as they beat St Mirren 4-0 at Ibrox. The goals took him into double figures for the season.

Andrew Considine – The versatile defender scored Aberdeen’s equaliser as they came from behind to beat Hibs at Easter Road. This was the Aberdeen stalwart’s third goal of the season.

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Considine equalised just minutes after Hibernian took the lead (Credit: SNS Group)

Tommie Hoban – The on-loan Watford defender performed well in his first league since late August. His defensive capabilities and composure on the ball helped his side to a 2-1 win.

Nathan Ralph – The 25-year-old has the made the left back position his own in recent weeks and put in another impressive performance as Dundee got a point away to Hamilton.

Midfield

Jake Hastie – The 19-year-old winger was unplayable as Motherwell beat Livingston. He scored his first two league goals for Motherwell and has been a revelation since returning from a loan spell at Alloa. This was Motherwell’s fourth consecutive win in the league.

Sean Clare – The former Sheffield Wednesday midfielder finished off a fine Hearts move to open the scoring in his side’s 2-1 win at Rugby Park. This was his second goal since returning from the winter break after a slow start to life at Tynecastle.

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After a difficult start at Hearts, Clare has been undroppable in recent weeks. (Credit: SNS Group)

Darian McKinnon – The Hamilton midfielder scored an all-important equaliser in their relegation six-pointer against Dundee. This was his first goal for Accies since scoring against the same opposition in August 2017.

Ryan Kent – Another week, another goal for the Rangers winger as his side comfortably beat St Mirren at Ibrox. It is no surprise that Rangers are trying to keep Kent beyond the end of the season.

Attack

Steven Naismith – The striker was the driving force behind Hearts’ fine 2-1 against Kilmarnock. He scored their all-important second goal inflicting Kilmarnock’s third home league defeat of the season. An upturn in Hearts’ form has coincided with the Scotland international’s return to the team.

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Weah has began to earn a repuation of a super-sub. First team starts can’t be far away now for the young American (Credit: SNS Group)

Timothy Weah – The American only came on as a substitute in the 74th minute but he made a massive impact. He set up the first for James Forrest and scored the second as Celtic won 2-0 in Perth.

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