Betfred Cup draw throws up derby clash

Dundee will face Dundee United in the stand-out fixture of the 2017 Betfred Cup group stage.

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Forfar players celebrate promotion to Ladbrokes League One. Pic: SNS/Gary Hutchison

Peterhead 1 - 5 Forfar Athletic (Agg 2-7): The Loons promoted

Forfar Athletic earned promotion to League One with an emphatic 5-1 defeat of Peterhead, giving them a 7-2 aggregate win.

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Peterhead's Rory McAllister celebrates after he scores a penalty for his side. Picture: Graham Stuart/SNS

Peterhead 3 - 0 Montrose (agg 4-6): Blue Toon dominate

Peterhead manager Jim McInally said his men were comfortable winners against Montrose in the League 1 play-off semi-final second leg but warned the job is not yet done.

Falkirk fans at Falkirk Stadium for a home game against Dumbarton. Picture: TSPL

How many Scottish football grounds have you been to?

EACH of the 42 member clubs in the Scottish Professional Football League has their own home stadium. How many have you visited?

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Dundee United debutant Tony Andreu celebrates his goal to make it  3-2 in ET. Picture: Kenny Smith/SNS

Dundee United 3 - 2 Peterhead: Peterhead undone by Andreu

Dundee United squeezed into the next round of the Irn Bru Cup with an extra-time winner by on-loan debutant Tony Andreu just as both sets of coaching staff were preparing to scribble down the penalty takers.

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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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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Spurs look set to sell Dominic Ball, paving the way for Rangers to make an offer for the player. Picture: Getty Images

Rumour Mill: Rangers want Ball | Mallan to Hibs? | Motherwell reject Johnson bid | Rangers anger over kit deal

Rangers on alert as Spurs set to offload Dominic Ball; Hibs linked with Stevie Mallan; Motherwell reject bid for Marvin Johnson and Rangers anger at Puma kit deal with Sports Direct

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Rory McAllister has been a prolific scorer for Peterhead and is now wanted by Dundee United. Picture: Alan Harvey/SNS

Dundee United bid to sign Peterhead striker Rory McAllister

Dundee United are keen to give Peterhead’s prolific striker Rory McAllister his long awaited chance of full time football and they have been given permission to speak to the player by Jim McInally, manager of the Aberdeenshire club.

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Robin van Persie in action for Fenerbahce against Shakhtar Donetsk. The Dutch striker has been linked with a move to Rangers. Picture: Getty Images

Rumour Mill: Robin van Persie to Rangers? | Celtic close to Bamford loan | Hearts may sell Paterson

Odds slashed on former Arsenal and Manchester United striker joining Rangers; Celtic set to beat Real Betis to loan signing of Patrick Bamford and Hearts may sell Callum Paterson if new deal talks don’t progress

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Cammy Kerr gained first-team experience at Peterhead. Picture: SNS

Cammy Kerr warns team-mates to beware of ‘horrible’ Balmoor

Dundee kid Cammy Kerr last night warned his team-mates to steel themselves for their trip to “horrible” Balmoor.

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Happy days for Peterhead as they eye Fonz’s girlfriend’s son

Happy days for Peterhead as they eye Fonz’s girlfriend’s son

Peterhead manager Jim McInally will cast his eye over a number of trialists this weekend, including the son of one of the stars from Happy Days.

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Barrie McKay has been excellent for Rangers. Picture: SNS

11 lower league players who could step up to the Premiership

Plundering the lower leagues for the best talent can be a dicey game. For every Andy Robertson there are a handful who struggle badly with the step up in class and these unfortunate souls end up drifting back down from whence they came.

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Legia Warsaw exited the Champions League after fielding an ineligible player against Celtic. Picture: SNS

Six players that played when ineligible

Ali Coote was ineligible to play for Dundee United against Inverness in their 3-2 victory in the Highlands. As a result, the Tangerines were hit with a fine and points deduction. Here are six other examples of players playing when they should not have.

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Ayr captain Nicky Devlin celebrates at full time

Ayr 2 - 1 Peterhead: McCall’s pride at Ayr success

Ian McCall, the Ayr manager, praised his players’ approach after they negotiated a potentially tricky afternoon to claim their place in the Championship play-off final.

Livingston manager David Hopkin still believes his team can prevail against Stranraer. Picture: Rob Casey/SNS

Livingston battling to keep second-tier status

Livingston manager David Hopkin has issued a rallying call for fans to get behind the team as they try today to recover from a 5-2 first leg defeat by Stranraer in the Championship play-off semi-final.

Ayr's Jordan Preston, centre, celebrates after putting his side back in front against Peterhead at Balmoor. Picture: Craig Williamson/SNS

Peterhead 1-4 Ayr United: Jordan Preston at the double

Jordan Preston’s double helped put Ayr United firmly in the promotion driving seat after an impressive show of firepower in the first leg 
of their Championship 
play-off semi-final against Peterhead.

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Striker Rory McAllister is suspended for Peterhead. Picture: Alan Harvey/SNS

Jim McInally: Peterhead are underdogs against Ayr United

PETERHEAD manager Jim McInally believes his side will respond well to being underdogs in their first-leg meeting with Ayr United at Balmoor tonight, writes Craig P Stewart.

Peterhead manager Jim McInally guided his team into the play-off. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

Only one top-flight boss nominated for Manager of Year award

Only one of the four managers short-listed for the PFA Scotland Manager of the Year award is from a Premiership club.

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Rangers players celebrate after lifting the Petrofac Training Cup. Picture: Michael Gillen

Craig Fowler: Rangers are no longer car crash television

It’s fair to presume Rangers v Peterhead, taking place between a Sky Sports English Premier League double-header, wouldn’t have been high on the viewing list for many football fans without allegiances to either side.

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