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Brendan Rodgers keen to get ‘brilliant’ Dedryck Boyata on long deal

Brendan Rodgers has hailed the imminent return to action of Dedryck Boyata and confirmed he wants the Belgian central defender to be the next Celtic player secured on a longer-term contract by the club.

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Brendan Rodgers is looking forward to pitting his wits against Neil McCann after the Dundee manager swapped his TV job for the Dens dugout. Picture:Alan Harvey/SNS

Brendan Rodgers: ‘It’s great that Neil McCann has left the comfort of the Sky studio’

The last time Brendan Rodgers encountered Neil McCann, it was in a television studio at Tynecastle after Celtic had clinched the Premiership title in April.

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Ryan Jack leads the way in training ahead of Rangers' Betfred Cup clash at Partick Thistle. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

Ryan Jack says Rangers must have ‘no fear’ in huge five days

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Neil Lennon is hoping for a reaction from his players after the 'Jekyll and Hyde' performance against Motherwell. Picture: SNS Group

Neil Lennon expects ‘reaction’ from Hibs players against Livingston

Neil Lennon expects to see a reaction from his players as Hibernian prepare to take on Livingston in the Betfred Cup quarter-final.


Lee Wallace will miss Old Firm clash, Pedro Caixinha confirms

Pedro Caixinha has confirmed that Rangers captain Lee Wallace will miss the first Old Firm game of the season through injury.

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Rangers will travel to Firhill on Tuesday 19 September. Picture: SNS

Three Betfred Cup quarter-finals picked for live TV coverage

Three of the four matches in the Betfred Cup quarter-finals are to be broadcast live by BT Sport, it has been announced.

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The Dundee United chairman was allegedly attacked after last night's game. Picture: SNS

Man charged over ‘attack’ on Dundee United chief Stephen Thompson

A man has been charged over an alleged assault on the Dundee United chairman after a defeat to city rivals Dundee.

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Dundee's Paul McGowan celebrates the winning goal against Dundee United in the Betfred Cup last 16. Dundee will now meet Celtic in the quarter-finals. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Neil McCann relishes Dundee drawing Celtic in Betfred Cup

Dundee boss Neil McCann said his men had earned the right to look forward to their League Cup quarter-final against holders Celtic.

Ross County's Andrew Davies, right, tackles Motherwell's Chris Cadden. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

Ross County 2-3 Motherwell: Ross MacLean’s extra-time winner

Young Ross MacLean’s icy-calm finish in extra-time gave ten-man Motherwell a place in the Betfred Cup last eight.

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Rangers' Daniel Candeias (centre) celebrates his goal with Alfredo Morelos (left) and Fabio Cardoso at full-time. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Pedro Caixinha praises Alfredo Morelos’ fighting qualities

Pedro Caixinha believes Alfredo Morelos is destined to become a prolific marksman for Rangers after scoring his first two goals for the club.

Kenny McLean scores what proved to be the winner for Aberdeen. Picture: SNS

Hamilton 0-1 Aberdeen: Kenny McLean strike sees off Accies

Aberdeen made hard work of claiming their place in the quarter-finals of the BetFred Cup at the Superseal Stadium. A convincing, if punchless, first-half display was followed by an anaemic performance after the interval and, if the home team had possessed a predator, they could have taken their place in the draw.

Faissal El Bakhtaoui slides to his knees to celebrate after opening the scoring for Dundee with an unstoppable shot. Picture: SNS

Dundee 2-1 Dundee United: Dens men reclaim bragging rights

Not much time had elapsed since the derby rivals last met but, in just over a week, there had been enough changes in personnel to give this Betfred Cup tie some freshness.

Rangers' Alfredo Morelos celebrates the first of his two goals against Dunfermline. Picture: John Devlin/SNS

Rangers 6-0 Dunfermline: Morelos bags brace in cup rout

The blue shoots of recovery continued to sprout encouragingly for Pedro Caixinha as Rangers stormed into the last eight of the Betfred Cup with a free-flowing demolition of Dunfermline.

Dundee's Paul McGowan challenges Dundee United's Sam Stanton during the Betfred Cup group stage match last month. Picture: Rob Casey/SNS

Neil McCann demands a ‘massive cup run’ from Dundee

He had only been in the door a matter of hours but it didn’t take long for Neil McCann to outline one of his main aims to the Dundee players: a 
“massive” cup run.

Aberdeen claim Hamilton tried to get Graeme Shinnie sent off on Sunday. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

Aberdeen claim Hamilton tried to get Graeme Shinnie sent off

A furious Derek McInnes has told Hamilton manager Martin Canning to concentrate on his own team and stop moaning about Aberdeen when the clubs clash for the second time in four days in tonight’s Betfred Cup last-16 tie.

Scott McDonald, left, with Paul McMullan after Dundee United's win on penalties against Dundee in the Betfred Cup group match. Picture: Craig Williamson/SNS

Scott McDonald tips Dundee United to capitalise on O’Dea ban

Scott McDonald is hoping Dundee United can capitalise on the absence of Dundee captain Darren O’Dea when the sides meet in the last 16 of the Betfred Cup at Dens Park this evening.

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 Rangers' Ryan Jack applauds the fans at full time

Ryan Jack puts Euro woe behind him and targets cup success

It is now seven seasons since a Rangers team won serious silverware, the 2010-11 SPL title being the last major trophy secured by the Ibrox side.

Livingston's Rafa De Vita celebrates his goal in extra-time to make it 2-1. Picture: Bruce White/SNS

Falkirk 1-2 Livingston: Rafa de Vita nets extra time winner

Falkirk granted free entry to this Betfred Cup tie to all school pupils successful in their exams but it was Livingston who passed last night’s test to reach the quarter-finals.

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Simon Murray, right, celebrates Hibs' second goal with Anthony Stokes. Picture: Roddy Scott/SNS

Neil Lennon delighted by Anthony Stokes-Simon Murray link-up

Neil Lennon praised the contribution of Anthony Stokes and Simon Murray as Hibernian warmed up in style for Saturday’s trip to Rangers with a 5-0 win over Ayr United in the last 16 of the Betfred Cup at Easter Road.

Celtic's captain for the night Kieran Tierney celebrates with Calvin Miller at full time. Picture: Alan Harvey/SNS

Brendan Rodgers: Kieran Tierney is made to be Celtic captain

Brendan Rodgers insisted last night that Kieran Tierney was “made” to be Celtic captain after the 20-year-old produced a goalscoring display as he became the club’s youngest skipper for a competitive game in living memory.

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