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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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Inverness Caley Thistle are the current holders of the IRN-BRU Cup after defeating Dumbarton in the final in March. Picture: SNS.

English clubs to be invited to play in Irn-Bru Cup

The Irn-Bru Cup will become a complete British and Irish affair after Uefa gave the SPFL approval
to include two teams from England’s Vanarama National League in next season’s knockout competition.

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Hearts manager Craig Levein and Inverness coach John Robertson will meet in the Betfred League Cup. Picture: SNS

Hearts handed reunion with John Robertson in Betfred Cup

Hearts will be up against Tynecastle legend John Robertson in next season’s Betfred Cup after the draw for the group stage paired them with Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

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Jim Duffy and Morton have agreed to part company. Picture: SNS.

Duffy leaves Cappielow as Morton season ends in defeat

The first end-of-season managerial change has happened quickly, Morton and Jim Duffy parting company in the wake of Saturday’s 3-0 home defeat by Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

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Queen of the South's Stephen Dobbie. Picture: Michael Gillen

Brechin City 1 - 5 Queen of the South: City end the season winless

A hat-trick by Stephen Dobbie helped Queens end the season on a high and send Brechin back to League 2 without a win.

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The Forfar team which currently holds the worst-ever record

Brechin City could relieve Forfar of Scotland’s ‘worst-ever’ tag

It illustrates just how stultifying Jerry Kerr found life upstairs at Dundee United that he jumped at the chance to resume his managerial career at lowly Forfar Athletic in 1974.

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The Glebe Park club have yet to win a league game this season. Picture: SNS

Brechin City to buy fans a drink at end of dreadful season

Brechin are hoping to win over fans with the offer of a free drink following a nightmare season in the Scottish Championship.

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Livingston manager David Hopkin. Picture: SNS

Livingston 3 - 0 Brechin: Livi secure second place

For so long in a remarkable season, David Hopkin stuck to his mantra that Livingston’s sole goal was to avoid relegation this season. Now, finally, with second place in the Championship secured with two games to go, he is allowing promotion to enter his thoughts.

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Dundee United's Scott McDonald scores his second of the night. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Brechin 0 - 5 Dundee United: Scott McDonald is super sub

Scott McDonald, the inspired substitute, moved Dundee United to within touching distance of the play-offs as he put plucky Brechin City to the sword at Glebe Park last night.

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Kallum Higginbotham scored Dunfermline's fourth. Picture: Michael Gillen

Dunfermline 4 - 0 Brechin City: Pars coast to victory

Dunfermline consolidated their position in the Ladbrokes Championship play-offs with a routine 4-0 victory over relegated Brechin City.

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Kyle Magennis gives St Mirren the lead. Picture: SNS/Roddy Scott

Brechin City 0 - 1 St Mirren: Saints a point from the title

Almost there. St Mirren need just a point from their Tuesday night meeting with Dundee Utd at Tannadice to confirm their promotion as Championship title winners. For long stages yesterday it looked as though their old rivals Morton were going to allow the starting gun to be fired on their celebrations as they fought gamely to deny Livingston a victory that keeps the outcome of who is crowned champions still at least mathematically in doubt.

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Craig Sibbald netted in Falkirk's easy win. Picture: SNS/Bruce White

Falkirk 3 - 0 Brechin: Bairns batter bedraggled Brechin

Brechin City wanted the ground to swallow them up after going two goals and two men down in the first half at Falkirk.

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Morton's John Baird. Picture: SNS/Craig Foy

Morton 2 - 0 Brechin: City relegated after defeat

There was a compelling case here for the visitors to be playing in a different division next season, but the same could not be said for the hosts. Brechin, without a win in 29 fixtures, had their relegation confirmed after their 25th defeat and their failings were once again all too evident.

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Dunfermline's Nicky Clark scored a hat-trick to sink Brechin. Picture: Michael Gillen.

Brechin 0 - 3 Dunfermline: Nicky Clark bags a treble

A Nicky Clark hat-trick sent Dunfermline to within a point of fourth place and rekindled their play-off hopes as Brechin slipped ever closer to their inevitable relegation.

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Danny Handling was on target for Dumbarton in the win at Brechin. Picture: Michael Gillen

Brechin 1 - 3 Dumbarton: Sons with crucial win

Dumbarton earned their second win of the week over doomed Brechin to give themselves a boost ahead of Saturday’s Challenge Cup final.

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Alex Jakubiak celebrates netting Falkirk's third. Picture: Michael Gillen

Falkirk 3 - 1 Morton: Bairns revival continues apace

Playing under the threat of relegation as recently as the turn of the year, victory lifted Falkirk to within seven points of an unlikely shot at promotion and just two short of rivals Dunfermline.

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St Mirren's Kyle Magennis' shot is deflected in to the net by Brechin goalkeeper Patrick O'Neil to make it 1-0. Picture: Garry Williamson

St Mirren 1 - 0 Brechin: Saints toil to victory

St Mirren made alarmingly heavy weather of seeing off the challenge of a rock-bottom Brechin who will go into March without registering a league win. Dominating possession wasn’t the issue for the Paisley men, however a lack of creativity and a genuine cutting edge were major issues, with on-loan Lewis Morgan, as he has been since joining Celtic, a peripheral figure for Saints who despite not being tested, did not really look like a team with an 11-point cushion at the top.

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Alex Jakubiak netted a late winner. Picture: Michael Gillen

Brechin City 0 - 1 Falkirk: Late Jakubiak strike sinks City

A stoppage time strike from Alex Jakubiak gave rejuvenated Falkirk a dramatic victory and denied battling Brechin only their fifth point of the season.

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Stephen Dobbie netted a hat-trick in win over Brechin City. Picture: SNS/Paul Devlin

Queen of the South 3 - 1 Brechin City: Dobbie hat-trick hero

Stephen Dobbie, the Championship’s most prolific striker, hit a hat-trick as Queens maintained their play-off push while consigning Brechin to their 18th defeat of the campaign.

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Celtic's Dedryck Boyata heads home to make it 4-0. picture: SNS/Craig Williamson

Celtic 5 - 0 Brechin: Moussa Dembele left out after enquiries

Celtic produced what Brendan Rodgers called “a professional performance” to blitz Brechin City and breeze into the fifth round of the Scottish Cup. The fact Moussa Dembele did not contribute to that on an afternoon in which Rodgers fielded his strongest available side the Irishman intimated afterwards was no mere coincidence.

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