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