Billy McKay's penalty sealed a 2-1 home win for Inverness against Highland rivals Ross County, lifting them above the Staggies into third place in the Scottish Premier League.
The Northern Ireland striker's 24th goal of the campaign ended County's 11-game unbeaten run and pushed Inverness closer to their first ever top-six SPL finish. McKay scored the winning goal in the 59th minute after the referee Iain Brines pointed to the spot when Charlie Taylor went down, but there were strong suggestions that the full‑back had dived.
It came after Andrew Shinnie's close-range opener after five minutes for Caley Thistle was cancelled out by a 30-yard equaliser from County's Paul Lawson. The defeat left County fourth, two points behind Inverness. Dundee and Dundee United face each other in the derby at Tannadice tomorrow.
Hearts face St Mirren in the Scottish Communities League Cup final against St Mirren at Hampden tomorrow. St Mirren could field the captain Jim Goodwin, Lee Mair and new signing Sander Puri, who are all in contention. Darren Barr returns from suspension for Hearts and Dylan McGowan is winning his fitness battle to overcome an ankle injury.
James Forrest will miss Scotland's World Cup qualifying double-header against Wales and Serbia, Celtic boss Neil Lennon has confirmed.
The winger missed the 4-3 SPL win over Aberdeen at Parkhead with a back problem. "He is going to see a specialist on Tuesday, he may need an injection in his back which might keep him out for another couple of weeks," Lennon said.
In the First Division Dunfermline are moving towards a supporter-led ownership model following "positive" talks , according to the steering group set up in a bid to keep the club in business. Talks between the club and the Pars Community (TPC) broke down in acrimonious fashion on Friday after the fans' group failed to secure acceptance of their offer to the majority shareholder Gavin Masterton. The club also received confirmation from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs over a winding-up order, which gives them until 26 March to pay a £134,000 tax debt.
In the Third Division, Lee McCulloch's second half penalty earned Rangers a 1-0 win at Elgin.