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League Cup

Date set for Rangers v Celtic Betfred Cup semi-final

Dates and venues have been announced for the Betfred Cup semi-finals.

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Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon with a challenge on Alloa's Greig Spence. Picture: SNS

Why Craig Gordon wasn’t shown a red for Alloa foul

The latest edition of Ref Review looks at Alan Muir’s decision to show Craig Gordon a yellow card, which incensed Alloa boss Jack Ross during the recent BetFred Cup game at Celtic Park.

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Steven Anderson is St Johnstone's new captain.

St Johnstone name stalwart stopper Anderson as captain

Steven Anderson has been named as new St Johnstone club captain, the Perth club have announced.

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Aberdeen goalkeeper Joe Lewis is focused on tonight's game, not Sunday's league fixture against Rangers.

Dons keeper: Cup matters more than Rangers game

Joe Lewis has had a crash course in just how imperative an Aberdeen win is when Rangers come to town for the first time in five years this Sunday but the goalkeeper is determined to stay focused on victory against St Johnstone first.

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Andy Halliday, who was Rangers' captain for the night, kisses the badge as he celebrates his goal against Queen of the South. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

Mark Warburton hails Rangers stand-in skipper Andy Halliday

Mark Warburton hailed the contribution of stand-in captain Andy Halliday as Rangers booked their place in the Betfred Cup semi-finals with an emphatic 5-0 defeat of Queen of the South at Ibrox.

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Morton's Jai Quitongo celebrated opens the scoring against Dundee United in the League Cup quarter-final. Picture: Roddy Scott/SNS

Morton 2 - 1 Dundee United: Greenock side through to semis

Morton reached their first major semi-final in 35 years with a hard-fought 2-1 Betfred Cup win over fellow Championship side Dundee United at Cappielow.

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Rangers' Martyn Waghorn celebrates scoring his side's fourth goal of the game. The striker went on to score a hat-trick. Picture: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire

Rangers 5 - 0 Queen of South: Martyn Waghorn hits hat-trick

The Betfred Cup continues to provide Rangers manager Mark Warburton with sweet relief amid the turbulence he is experiencing on other fronts so far this season.

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Celtic thrilled the home crowd with a five-star performance against Motherwell. Picture: SNS

Winners and Losers: Celtic fans | Niko Kranjcar | Robbie Neilson

Craig Fowler looks back at the winners and losers from the last 16 of the BetFred Cup.

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The clash between Aberdeen and St Johnstone will be the third of three League Cup quarter-final matches shown live. Picture: Ian Rutherford

BT Sport to screen three Betfred quarter-final matches

AFTER last night’s quarter-final draw for the Betfred League Cup, broadcatser BT Sport has decided to screen three live matches.

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Tom Rogic, centre, and Scott Sinclair both had outstanding evenings. Picture: SNS

Five things we learned from Celtic 5 - 0 Motherwell

Craig Fowler gives his take on a thumping victory for Brendan Rodgers side who cruised into the quarter-finals of the BetFred Cup.

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Celtic overcame Motherwell in the last 16. Picture: PA

Old Firm draw lower league clubs in League Cup quarter-final

Both Celtic and Rangers will be heavily favoured to reach the semi-finals of the BetFred Cup after being drawn against lower league opponents.

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Niall McGinn, centre, celebrates having put Aberdeen 2-0 up. Picture: SNS

Ayr 1 - 2 Aberdeen: Dons through to quarter-final

ABERDEEN got over the first hurdle of a domestic cup competition for the first time in two years – but they were made to fight all the way by battling Ayr.

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Former Hearts midfielder Danny Swanson celebrates his first of two goals on the night. Picture: SNS

St. Johnstone 3 - 2 Hearts: Old boys haunt Jambos

A GOOD start and a bright finish was enough for St Johnstone to book a place in the next round of the Betfred League Cup, with a couple of Hearts’ old boys popping up to torment their former employers.

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Scott Sinclair celebrates after making it 3-0 to Celtic. Picture: PA

Celtic 5 - 0 Motherwell: Scott Sinclair stars in rout

AS a box-ticking exercise, Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers could have filled a page of foolscap with the pluses from his team’s tossing aside of Motherwell to make their way into the quarter-finals of the Betfred League Cup.

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Fabio Borini is currently at Sunderland in the English Premier League. Picture: Getty

Rumour Mill: Celtic linked with Borini | Fanni to Rangers? | Trabzonspor want Tavernier

Rangers linked with French international Rod Fanni; Lennon blasts Hibs after cup exit and Trabzonspor renew interest in Tavernier

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Hearts' Conor Sammon at Riccarton ahead of the Betfred Cup tie against St Johnstone. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS

Conor Sammon aims to bridge Hearts’ 54-year League Cup gap

Until now European and the start of the Premiership campaign had been taking precedence but with Hearts finally entering the League Cup fray, striker Conor Sammon claimed Hearts now have another matter to address.

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Celtic's James Forrest, left, with Eoghan O'Connell and Charlie Mulgrew at training. Picture: SNS

Eoghan O’Connell: Celtic develop as many players as Hearts

Celtic defender Eoghan O’Connell has accused Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson of perpetuating a myth in presenting the Scottish champions as a buying club and 
drawing a contrast with the Tynecastle side and their efforts to rear their own.

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Clint Hill scored twice as Rangers sailed into the quarter-final. Picture: SNS

Rangers 5 – 0 Peterhead: Ibrox side ease into last eight

The Betfred Cup continues to prove a serene experience for Rangers who cruised into the quarter-finals of the tournament at the expense of 
League 1 opponents who played for most of the second half with ten men.

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Dundee United's Cammy Smith, left, celebrates making it 2 - 0

Dundee Utd 3 - 1 Partick Thistle: Smith is hat-trick hero

On-loan Aberdeen striker Cammy Smith put Partick Thistle to the sword with a fabulous first-half hat-trick in last night’s League Cup tie at Tannadice.

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Morton's Jai Quitongo hit the winning the goal in the Betfred Cup match against Hamilton. Picture: SNS

Hamilton 1 - 2 Morton: Jai Quitongo knocks Accies out of cup

Morton, who had already posted a win away to Premiership Kilmarnock in order to reach the last 16 of the Betfred Cup, did it again in some style to claim a place in the quarter-finals of the competition.

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