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Rangers have described the SPL's decision not to extend the season for a second time as "laughable".

The Ibrox club failed in their attempt to have Saturday's league game against Dundee United postponed.

Rangers wanted time to prepare for next Wednesday's Uefa Cup final against Zenit St Petersburg, but the SPL said no "viable alternative" could be found.

"Throughout the world, people will laugh at this decision in disbelief," said Rangers chairman Sir David Murray.

The SPL said on Tuesday that the season would not be extended again to ease Rangers' fixture congestion.

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Charlie Adam is a surprise addition to the Rangers squad for Motherwell's visit having previously been ruled out for the season through injury.

Fellow midfielders Lee McCulloch and DaMarcus Beasley are likewise close to fitness but miss out against Well along with injured goalkeeper Allan McGregor.

Motherwell team news to follow.

Rangers (from): Alexander, Broadfoot, Papac, Weir, Cuellar, Dailly, Whittaker, Ferguson, Thomson, Hemdani, Novo, Boyd, Darcheville, Cousin, Adam, Davis, Lennon, Smith.

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St Johnstone have signed former Dundee United striker Collin Samuel on a two-year contract.

The 26-year-old Trinidad and Tobago international arrives from Toronto FC in Major League Soccer.

"Collin enjoyed his time in Canada but his wife and family have been here in Scotland," manager Derek McInnes told the club website.

"He was keen to return, so I spoke with Mo Johnston at Toronto and moved quickly to bring Collin over here."

Samuel had been given training facilities with St Johnstone before returning to the Canadian club for the new Major League Soccer season.

And during that time his former Dundee United teammate McInnes noticed how the player had improved.

"I had six weeks to look at Colin and I think he is a more complete player than he was earlier in his career," the Saints boss said.

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