Scottish football news: Celtic, Aberdeen, Dundee, Hamilton

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Thursday’s headlines

  • Griffiths praises Roberts after Celtic draw
  • Aberdeen confident for Maribor test
  • Dundee sell Hemmings to Oxford
  • Accies avoid shock but Montrose humbled

Griffiths hails Roberts after Astana draw

Celtic's Patrick Roberts and Leigh Griffiths embrace<!–

Leigh Griffiths hailed on-loan Manchester City winger Patrick Roberts for setting him up for Celtic’s equaliser against Astana.

The 19-year-old won possession near the bye-line before finding the striker in the 1-1 draw in first leg of their Champions League qualifier in Kazakhstan.

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Dons confident for Maribor test

Aberdeen’s Graeme Shinnie has expressed confidence in his side as they prepare to host Maribor in the first leg of their Europa League qualifier on Thursday.

The Dons are the last remaining of three Scottish clubs who started this season’s competition following exits by Edinburgh pair Hearts and Hibernian.

Maribor have a good record against Scottish sides in European competition, with Celtic, Rangers and Hibs all being knocked out by the Slovenians in recent seasons.

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Dundee sell Hemmings to Oxford

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Oxford United have signed Dundee striker Kane Hemmings for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal.

The 24-year-old joined Rangers aged 18 after starting out at Tamworth, and has also had spells at Cowdenbeath and Barnsley.

Hemmings scored 28 goals in 44 games in all competitions for the Scottish Premiership side.

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Accies avoid embarrassment

Hamilton Academical recovered from 2-0 down to beat Scottish League Two newcomers Edinburgh City 4-2 and avoid a shock Scottish League Cup defeat.

But Highland League champions Cove Rangers did spring a surprise, with a 3-0 thumping of League Two outfit Montrose.

On-loan Hearts striker Nikolay Todorov scored on his Cowdenbeath debut as the Blue Brazil defeated League Two rivals Arbroath.

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Round-up of Scottish newspaper gossip

Today’s Scottish Gossip[5]

Latest Scottish Premiership signings

Scottish Premiership ins and outs – summer 2016[6]

Latest Scottish Championship signings

Scottish Championship ins and outs – summer 2016[7]

Latest Scottish League One signings

Scottish League One ins and outs – summer 2016[8]

Latest Scottish League Two signings

Scottish League Two ins and outs – summer 2016[9]

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