Celtic strike late, Dundee ease pressure and Heckingbottom’s start – Team of the Week

Rangers missed their chance to put pressure on the top of the Scottish Premiership, as they laboured to a 0-0 draw at home to St Johnstone, while Celtic took advantage the next day with a last-minute winner over fellow contenders Kilmarnock.

The day before, the Paul Heckingbottom era at Hibernian got off to a winning start over Hamilton, and Dundee escaped the relegation zone with victory over Livingston. It’s Adam Mackintosh with the team of the week.

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Goalkeeper

Cammy Bell – The former Rangers goalkeeper kept his former side out in his first appearance for St Johnstone as got a draw at Ibrox. This was his first top flight appearance since last March.

Defence

Richard Tait – The full-back put in another all action display as Motherwell beat Hearts at Fir Park. The 29-year-old’s form has led to speculation over a possible Scotland call-up.

Jason Kerr – The young defender helped his side to a 12th clean sheet of the league season as St Johnstone drew 0-0 at Ibrox. In doing so, they became only the second team to stop Rangers from scoring at home in the league this season.

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Kerr’s performances this season will surely catch the eye of Scotland boss Alex McLeish (Credit: Getty Images)

Jeremy Toljan – The German again impressed as Celtic scored a late winner at Rugby Park. This was Celtic’s eighth consecutive domestic clean sheet.

Midfield

Kyle McAllister – A goal for the man on loan from Derby helped St Mirren to a fine draw at Pittodrie. His second goal since returning to the club in January.

Lewis Ferguson – The Scotland Under-21 midfielder scored as Aberdeen drew at home to St Mirren. After the match, his manager Derek McInnes confirmed that a new contract was in the offing for Ferguson.

Scott Brown – Despite his red card, the importance of the Celtic captain’s late winner at Kilmarnock cannot be understated. The win takes Celtic eight points clear at the top of the table.

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Brown scored his second goal in as many weeks (Credit: PA)

Jake Hastie – The 19-year-old continued his fine form with another goal in Motherwell’s 2-1 win at home to Hearts, their sixth win in a row. This was his fourth goal in his last three games.

Attack

Daryl Horgan – The Irishman was a creative spark as Hibs beat Hamilton at Easter Road. His assist for their first goal was his fifth league assist of the season.

Scott Wright – The on-loan Aberdeen forward scored a late freekick winner as Dundee picked up a vital three points away at Livingston. The win moved Dundee outside of the bottom two for the first time since the opening weekend of the season.

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The Dee now sit above Hamilton in 10th place due to goal difference 

Florian Kamberi – A goal from the Swiss striker helped Paul Heckingbottom to a debut win as Hibs manager. This was the striker’s tenth goal of the season.

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