LIVE Monday night football is set to return to our television screens this season – but for some hard-bitten supporters it means a long trek across the country after work to watch their team in the flesh.
The SPFL yesterday annnounced the latest list of fixtures which will be switched for TV viewing, and the schedule – which goes up to 25 November – includes three Monday night matches and one further Friday evening game.
Aberdeen and Partick Thistle fans have drawn the shortest straws, as they face journeys to St Mirren and Pittodrie on Monday 30 September and Monday 4 November respectively, while Rangers must head to Arbroath for their League One clash on Monday 25 November.
Ross County and Inverness supporters get off lightly, as the only Friday match will be the Highland derby on 25 October.
Meanwhile, Sky and BT Sport appear to be hedging their bets on Hearts’ chances of avoiding liquidation. The only switch involving the Tynecastle club is the first on the list – their home Premiership fixture against Celtic, which has been moved forward to lunchtime on Saturday 14 September.
Saturday 14 September
Hearts v Celtic (BT Sport, 12.30pm)
Sunday 15 September
Ross County v Dundee Utd (Sky, 12.45pm)
Sunday 22 September
Forfar Athletic v Rangers (Sky, 12.45pm)
Dundee Utd v Motherwell (BT Sport, 3pm)
Saturday 28 September
Kilmarnock v Celtic (Sky, 12.45pm)
Monday 30 September
St Mirren v Aberdeen (BT Sport, 7.45pm)
Sunday 6 October
Ayr United v Rangers (Sky, 12.45pm)
Monday 7 October
Partick Thistle v Hibernian (BT Sport, 7.45pm)
Saturday 12 October
Rangers v Dunfermline (BT Sport, 5.30pm)
Weekend of 19/20 October
Hibernian v Celtic (BT Sport, TBC when Celtic’s Euro involvement is finalised)
Friday 25 October
Ross County v Inverness CT (BT Sport, 7.45pm)
Sunday 27 October
Partick Thistle v Celtic (Sky, 12.45pm)
Sunday 3 November
Motherwell v Hibernian (BT Sport, 12.30pm)
Monday 4 November
Aberdeen v Partick Thistle (Sky, 7.45pm)
Saturday 9 November
Ross County v Celtic (BT Sport, 12.45pm)
Saturday 23 November
St Mirren v Hibernian (Sky, 12.45pm)
Monday 25 November
Arbroath v Rangers (BT Sport, 7.45pm)