Kearney kicks off as St. Mirren manager with home game against champions Celtic

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Former Coleraine boss Oran Kearney kicks off his career as manager of St. Mirren on Friday night - against Celtic.

They're at home to the champions, managed by another Ulsterman, Brendan Rodgers.

Kearney has told the club website he's relishing the challenge...

Former West Ham defender Anton Ferdinand could make his debut for St Mirren.

The 33-year-old has been training with the club this week and might feature if he is signed in time.

Celtic have no injury worries and could name the same side that beat Rangers before the international break.


Coleraine have held talks with Dungannon manager Rodney McAree about taking over at the Showgrounds.

The Swifts are away to league leaders Linfield on Saturday while the second-placed Bannsiders face Ards in Bangor.

Crusaders have Newry City, Glenavon go to Institute and Cliftonville take on Warrenpoint Town at the Q Radio Arena.


Meanwhile, Glentoran midfielder Conor Pepper has signed a contract extension to keep him at the Oval until 2020.


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