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Ayr 4 -1 Arbroath: Campbell invades pitch as United ease through

Ayr United eased into the last 16 in a stormy tie which saw Arbroath manager Dick Campbell sent to the stand after marching on to the pitch to confront referee Mike Roncone.

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Ian McCall claims Rangers target Jordan Jones ‘isn’t worth £300k’

Ian McCall has sparked controversy after claiming that Kilmarnock winger Jordan Jones isn’t worth the £350,000 offered by Rangers - and is worth less than half that sum.

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Rumour Mill: Leeds eye Windass | Hearts close in on Naismith | Norwich want Dons ace | Gers coach quits

Scottish football gossip: Leeds United want Josh Windass, Hearts close in on Naismith deal, Norwich City eyeing £500k bid for Kenny McLean and Rangers coach set to make swift exit

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Lawrence Shankland was on target for Ayr United. Picture: Michael Gillen

Raith still a point clear at top after tousy clash with Ayr

Raith Rovers kept their one-point lead at the top after an ill-tempered 1-1 draw with closest rivals Ayr United at Stark’s Park.

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Martin Boyle, right, is tied to Hibs until 2021. Picture: SNS

The 2016/17 Scottish Championship players who’ve improved in the top flight

The Scottish lower leagues can sometimes be an untapped gold mine of talent.

Premiership
Darren McGregor challenges Esmael Goncalves for the ball during the last Scottish Cup meeting between Hibs and Hearts. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Scottish Cup: Hearts v Hibs | Celtic v Brechin | Fraserburgh v Rangers

Hearts have been handed a home tie against Hibs for the third consecutive year in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup.

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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.

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Anthony Stokes pounces to make it 3-0 to Hibs. Picture: Roddy Scott/SNS

Hibs 5-0 Ayr: Anthony Stokes and Simon Murray hit it off

Neil Lennon expressed hopes Simon Murray and Anthony Stokes could form a productive partnership. A goal each in the opening 45 minutes sent Hibs on their way to the quarter-finals and provided their manager with ample evidence of their compatibility.

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Simon Murray celebrates opening his Premiership goal account on Saturday. Picture: SNS.

Hibs’ Neil Lennon tips Simon Murray and Anthony Stokes to shine

It could be a dictionary definition of the phrase “hit the ground running”. Simon Murray’s penalty in Saturday’s 3-1 win over Partick Thistle took him to eight goals already in his nascent Hibs career.

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Rumour Mill: Freedman wants Hearts job | Lafferty swearing at Celtic fans? | Caixinha on Pena

Dougie Freedman considers himself the ideal candidate for the Hearts job, Jambos striker Kyle Lafferty appears to have been caught swearing at Celtic fans, and Pedro Caixinha says summer signing Carlos Pena needs to improve his fitness.

Premiership
The Dundee rivals will meet again in the next round of the Betfred Cup. Picture: SNS/Craig Williamson

Dundee derby in Betfred Cup draw while home ties for Old Firm

Dundee and Dundee United will meet again in the Betfred Cup after being drawn against each other in the second round competition.

League Cup
Brendan Rodgers criticised the fans who threw missiles at the Celtic players. Picture: Getty Images

Rumour Mill: Rodgers ‘feared for players’ | Gers set up Marseille clash | Arnason returns to Dons

Brendan Rodgers admits ‘worry’ over missiles; Rangers set up friendly with French giants and Kari Arnason returns to Pittodrie

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Ayr's Andy Geggan celebrates at full time. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

Ayr 1 - 0 Kilmarnock: Andy Geggan is the derby hero

Andy Geggan was the derby hero as Ayr United stretched their dominance at Somerset Park over their rivals to 24 years.

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The final game in Group C between Dundee and Dundee United will be screened live. Picture: SNS

Six Betfred Cup matches selected for live TV coverage

Six group matches in the Betfred Cup have been selected for live TV coverage after the opening-round fixtures were announced.

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Celtic won last season's Betfred League Cup. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

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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Jonny Court celebrates his opening goal.  
Photograph: Walter Neilson.

Raith Rovers 2 - 1 Ayr Utd: Recovery in vain after red card

A red card for goalkeeper Pavol Penksa after barely a minute was surely not in the team-talk manager John Hughes said would be delivered by kitman Simon Pollock. Penksa, who was brought in to solve a goalkeeping emergency, caused a crisis all on his own, launching into Craig Moore and deserving an instant dismissal.

Championship
Cowdenbeath manager Gary Locke will be looking to rescue the Blue Brazil from the relegation play-off place. Picture: SNS

The five biggest games in Scottish football this weekend

The most important matches in Scottish football this weekend as the final day of the regular season takes place in the lower leagues

Premiership
Darren McGregor has made it into the Team of the Year. Picture: Neil Hanna

Four Hibs players named in PFA Championship team of the year

Four Hibs players were today named in PFA Scotland’s Championship team of the year after helping guide the Easter Road club to the title.

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Hibs right-back David Gray slides in to tackle Ayr's Paul Cairney. Picture: SNS.

Hibs stay ahead in numbers game with defeat of Ayr United

As Ayr United slumped to their biggest home defeat of the season and Hibernian recorded their biggest away win, two players emerged at the end unaware of the significance of numbers.

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Hibernian's Jason Cummings celebrates his goal with David Gray. Pic: SNS/Roddy Scott

Ian McCall calls on Ayr to use Hibs’ Scottish Cup win as inspiration

It was the end of the road for Hibernian who hope they won’t be back at grounds like this for quite some considerable time. For Ayr United, occupants of the perfectly charming Somerset Park, it looked awfully like the end of the Championship.

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