THERE have been very few players who have scored a hat-trick during an Old Firm encounter over the years, with Moussa Dembele being the last player to do so…

DAVID (Paisley Road West) – Can you settle an argument about the 1984 League Cup Final between Rangers and Celtic? Did the game go into extra-time and did Celt Mark Reid score and which team did he leave Celtic for?

Rangers won the League Cup 3-2 thanks to an Ally McCoist hat-trick.

The game was level at 2-2 after 90 minutes with Ally notching his third (scoring from the rebound after Packie Bonner had saved his penalty) in extra-time to take the trophy to Ibrox.

Celtic’s scorers were Brian McClair and full-back Mark Reid (penalty). He played for Charlton Athletic after he left Celtic and later returned to Scotland and played for St Mirren.

JIM (Alexandra Parade) – I recently heard that Aberdeen’s Willie Miller played centre-forward for a boys club called Eastercraigs in Glasgow. Is this true and did Celtic’s Tommy Burns also play for Eastercraigs?

Yes both of them did. Tommy played for them as a young teenager in 1970 and Willie played for them around the same time.

ANDREW (Carntyne) – Please humour a football fan suffering withdrawal symptoms from a lack of tournament football this summer. What are the most goals scored by a Scotsman in a major tournament finals? Surely King Kenny or even McCoist managed a few in their time. Many thanks.

Unfortunately, both of the players mentioned only managed one major tournament goal each.

Dalglish scored against New Zealand at the 1982 World Cup in Spain, and McCoist scored the winner against Switzerland at Villa Park in the Euro 1996 group stage.

Only three men have scored more than one goal for Scotland in the same major tournament.

At Germany 1974, Joe Jordan scored against Zaire and Yugoslavia.

At Argentina 1978, Archie Gemmill scored twice against The Netherlands, including his unforgettable solo run which is immortalised in our museum here at Hampden.

Four years later, John Wark scored twice in the match against New Zealand in which Dalglish notched his only goal in a major tournament.