Raith Rovers

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John McGlynn couldn't resist the urge to coach again when he left his scouting role with Celtic and returned to Stark's Park Park. Photograph: Kenny Smith/SNS

John McGlynn back in the old routine with Raith Rovers

They were initially miffed behind the scenes at Raith Rovers when the first Scottish Cup Fife derby in 33 years – and only the second in just under half a century – wasn’t chosen as one of the live television selections. Such feelings have now given way to a sense of anticipation over what might be the product of that decision. When Dunfermline make the 14-mile trip to face their fiercest rivals at Stark’s Park on Saturday, John McGlynn hopes the desire to say “I was there” will ramp up the sense of occasion.

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Christophe Berra rises to head the ball into the back of the net but the goal was disallowed. Picture: SNS.

Michael Smith hails teenage trio who rescued Hearts

It’s truly a desperate situation when a team requires the introduction of three teenagers to provide them with the required urgency and intensity to dig themselves out of an embarrassing position, but that’s where Hearts found themselves on Saturday afternoon as they trailed League One side Raith Rovers in what was considered a must-win game for the Tynecastle outfit.

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Inverness coach John Robertson and Hearts manager Craig Levein will lock horns in a televised Betfred Cup tie. Picture: SNS

BT Sport reveals the five Betfred Cup games it will show live

Five Betfred Cup group games will be shown live on BT Sport, two of them involving Hearts.

The first game to be screened will be Kilmarnock v St Mirren on Friday 13 July. Next up is Raith Rovers v Hearts on 21 July, with the game taking place at East Fife’s Bayview due to work at Stark’s Park.

Dundee v Dunfermline on 22 July is also live, as is Clyde v Motherwell on 28 July and Hearts’ v Inverness Caledonian Thistle the following day.

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