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The ins and outs of this year's Scottish Premiership

By Will Jackson

ABERDEEN

Manager: Derek McInnes

Position last season: Second

Prediction: Third

Players in: Lewis Ferguson (Hamilton, compensation TBC), Chris Forrester (Peterborough, undisc), Greg Tansey (Ross County, end of loan), Stephen Gleeson (Ipswich, free), Dom Ball (Rotherham, loan).

Players out: Kenny McLean (Norwich, end of loan), Ryan Christie (Celtic, end of loan), Greg Stewart (Birmingham, end of loan), Chidi Nwakali (Manchester City, end of loan), Freddie Woodman (Newcastle, end of loan), Nicky Maynard (released), Kari Arnason (Vikingur, free), Daniel Harvie (Ayr, free), Anthony O’Connor (Bradford, free), Danny Rogers (St Mirren, loan), Adam Rooney (Salford, undisclosed).

CELTIC

Manager: Brendan Rodgers

Position last season: Champions

Prediction: Champions

In: Odsonne Edouard (PSG, undisc), Lewis Morgan (St Mirren, end of loan), Ryan Christie (Aberdeen, end of loan), Scott Allan (Hibernian, end of loan), Kundai Benyu (Oldham, end of loan), Anthony Ralston (Dundee United, end of loan).

Out: Patrick Roberts (Manchester City, end of loan), Charly Musonda (Chelsea, end of loan), Sam Wardrop (Dundee United, free), Nadir Ciftci (released), Stuart Armstrong (Southampton, £7m), Broque Watson (Motherwell, free).

DUNDEE

Manager: Neil McCann

Position last season: Ninth

Prediction: Ninth

In: Elton Ngwatala (K Harriers, free), Kharl Madianga (FC Lokomotiv GO, free), Jack Hamilton (Hearts, undisc), Nathan Ralph (Woking, free), Jean Alassane Mendy (Lokeren, free), Sam Jackson (Millwall, free).

Out: Scott Bain (Celtic, free), Simon Murray (Hibernian, end of loan - now at Bidvest Wits), A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Shrewsbury, end of loan), Jon Aurtenetxe (released), Julen Etxabeguren (released), Kostadin Gadzhalov (Botev Vratsa, free), Kevin Holt (Pafos, free), Nicky Low (Derry, free), Jeremy Malherbe (Panionios, free), Jordan Piggott (released), Mark O’Hara (Peterborough, undisc), James Vincent (Dunfermline, loan), Kerr Waddell (Morton, loan), Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline, loan), Randy Wolters (NEC Nijmegen, free).

HAMILTON

Manager: Martin Canning

Position last season: 10th

Prediction: 10th

In: Alex Penny (P’borough, undisc), Alex Garcia (M’bella, free), Aaron Smith (N’ham Forest, free), Tom Taiwo (Falkirk, free), Mason Bloomfield (Norwich, loan), Ziggy Gordon (Pogon Siedlce, free), Lennard Sowah (Crocovia, free), Aaron McGowan (Morecambe, free), Sam Kelly (Grimsby, free), Adam Philips (Norwich, loan), Steven Boyd (Livingston, end of loan), Marc Kelly (Bo’ness Utd, end of loan).

Out: Ali Crawford (Doncaster, free), Lewis Ferguson (Aberdeen, compensation TBC), Danny Redmond (The New Saints, free), David Templeton (Burton Albion, free), Darren Jamieson (Arbroath, free), Xavier Tomas (released), Georgios Sarris (released), Antonio Rojano (released), Charlie Scott (Manchester United, end of loan).

HEARTS

Manager: Craig Levein

Position last season: Fifth

Prediction: Fifth

In: Steven MacLean (St Johnstone, free), Bobby Burns (Glenavon, undisc), Jake Mulraney (Inverness, swap deal with Angus Beith), Olly Lee (Luton, free), Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge, free), Ben Garuccio (Adelaide United, free), Zdenek Zlama (FC Zlin, free), Ryan Edwards (Partick Thistle, free), Oliver Bozanic (Melbourne City, free), Peter Haring (SV Ried, free), Steven Naismith (Norwich, loan), Kevin Silva (Rutgers Uni, free), Dario Zanatta (Raith Rovers, end of loan), Liam Smith (St Mirren, end of loan), Colin Doyle (Bradford, free).

Out: Angus Beith (Inverness, swap deal with Jake Mulraney), Connor Randall (Liverpool, end of loan), Manuel Milinkovic (Genoa, end of loan - now at Hull), Demetri Mitchell (Manchester United, end of loan), Joaquim Adao (Sion, end of loan), Prince Bauben (released), Jack Hamilton (Dundee, undisclosed fee), Jon McLaughlin (Sunderland, free), Conor Sammon (Motherwell, loan).

HIBERNIAN

Manager: Neil Lennon

Position last season: Fourth

Prediction: Fourth

In: Florian Kamberi (Grasshopper Zurich, undisc), Adam Bogdan (Liverpool, loan), Stevie Mallan (Barnsley, undisc).

Out: Brandon Barker (Manchester City, end of loan), Jamie Maclaren (SV Darmstadt 98, end of loan), Faycal Rherras (KV Mechelen, end of loan), Scott Allan (Celtic, end of loan), Callum Crane (Livingston, undisclosed fee), Dylan McGeouch (Sunderland, free), Simon Murray (Bidvest Wits, undisclosed fee).

KILMARNOCK

Manager: Steve Clarke

Position last season: Fifth

Prediction: Sixth

In: Stuart Findlay (Newcastle, free), Mikael Ndjoli (Bournemouth, loan), Ross Millen (Queen’s Park, free), Dom Thomas (Queen of the South, end of loan), Daniel Higgins (Airdrie, end of loan), Dean Hawkshaw (Stranraer, end of loan), Adam Frizzell (Livingston, end of loan).

Out: Youssouf Mulumbu (end of contract), Aaron Tshibola (Aston Villa, end of loan), Aaron Simpson (Wolves, end of loan), Jasko Keranovic (West Brom, end of loan), Steven Smith (released), Brad Spencer (released), Alex Samizadeh (released), Leo Fasan (Falkirk, free).

LIVINGSTON

Manager: Kenny Miller

Position last season: Championship runners-up, promoted via play-offs

Prediction: 12th

In: Craig Sibbald (Falkirk, free), Liam Kelly (Rangers, undisc), Ricki Lamie (Morton, free), Callum Crane (Hibernian, undisc), Cameron Blues (Falkirk, undisc), Ryan Hardie (Rangers, loan), Kenny Miller (Rangers, free), Ross Stewart (St Mirren, free), Egli Kaja (AFC Wimbledon, loan), Matthew Knox (East Fife, end of loan).

Out: Jordan Thompson (Rangers, end of loan - now at Blackpool), Steven Boyd (Hamilton, end of loan), Adam Frizzell (Kilmarnock, end of loan), Josh Mullin (Ross County, free), Neil Alexander (retired), Dylan Mackin (Falkirk, undisc), Dale Carrick (Airdrie, free).

MOTHERWELL

Manager: Stephen Robinson

Position last season: Seventh

Prediction: Seventh

In: Mark Gillespie (Walsall, free), Liam Donnelly (Hartlepool, undisc), Danny Johnson (Gateshead, free), Aaron Taylor-Sinclair (Plymouth, free), Alex Gorrin (Sepsi OSK, free), Conor Sammon (Hearts, loan).

Out: Nadir Ciftci (Celtic, end of loan), Tom Aldred (Bury, end of loan), Stephen Hendrie (Southend, end of loan), Russell Griffiths (released), Deimantas Petravicius (Falkirk, free), Ellis Plummer (released), Ross MacLean (Morton, loan), Shea Gordon (Partick, loan).

RANGERS

Manager: Steven Gerrard

Position last season: Third

Prediction: Second

In: Scott Arfield (Burnley, free), Allan McGregor (Hull, free), Ovie Ejaria (Liverpool, loan), Jamie Murphy (Brighton, undisc), Nikola Katic (Slaven Belupo, £2m), Connor Goldson (Brighton, £3m), Jon Flanagan (Liverpool, free), Lassana Coulibaly (Angers, loan), Umar Sadiq (Roma, loan), Ryan Kent (Liverpool, loan), Myles Beerman (Queen of the South, end of loan), Aidan Wilson (Livingston, end of loan).

Out: Bruno Alves (Parma, free), David Bates (Hamburg, free), Sean Goss (QPR, end of loan), Jason Cummings (Nottingham Forest, end of loan - now at Peterborough), Russell Martin (Norwich, end of loan), Dalcio (Benfica, end of loan - now at Belenenses), Kenny Miller (Livingston, free), Jordan Thompson (Blackpool, free), Carlos Pena (Necaxa, loan), Liam Kelly (Livingston, undisclosed fee), Michael O’Halloran (Melbourne City, undisclosed fee), Jason Holt (Fleetwood, loan), Ryan Hardie (Livingston, loan), Joe Dodoo (Blackpool, loan), Eduardo Herrera (Santos Laguna, loan), Harry Forrester (Tractor Sazi, free).

ST JOHNSTONE

Manager: Tommy Wright

Position last season: Eighth

Prediction: Eighth

In: Drey Wright (Colchester, free), Tony Watt (OH Leuven, free), Matty Kennedy (Cardiff, free).

Out: Steven MacLean (Hearts, free), Chris Millar (Morton, free), Keith Watson (Ross County, free), Alan Mannus (Shamrock Rovers, free), George Williams (Fulham, end of loan - now at Forrest Green Rovers), Matty Willock (Manchester United, end of loan), Denny Johnstone (Colchester, end of loan - now at Morton).

ST MIRREN

Manager: Alan Stubbs

Position last season: Championship winners

Prediction: 11th

In: James Kellermann (Aldershot, free), Paul McGinn (Partick Thistle, free), Cody Cooke (Truro City, free), Josh Heaton (Darlington, undisc), Jeff King (Bolton, free), Hayden Coulson (Middlesborough, loan), Danny Rogers (Aberdeen, loan), Cole Kpekawa (Colchester, free).

Out: Lewis Morgan (Celtic, end of loan), Stelios Demetriou (R County, free), John Sutton (ret), Gary Irvine (released), Massimo Donati (retired), Andrew McDonald (Stranraer, free), Josh Todd (QOTS, free), Darryl Duffy (Airdrie, free), Darren Whyte (Forfar, free), Nathan Flanagan (Raith, free), Mark Hill (Celtic, end of loan) Liam Smith (Hearts, end of loan), Harry Davies (Grimsby, free), Gavin Reilly (Bristol Rovers, free), Ross Stewart (Livingston, free).

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