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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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Dunfermline's Aidan Kenna puts his side ahead at East End Park. Picture: Alan Harvey/SNS

Dunfermline 2-2 Alloa: Pars suffer second-half collapse

This one hurt for Dunfermline – really hurt. Having put together a few decent results recently, two-nil up at half time and playing some delightful football with it, they collapsed in the face of a typically spirited comeback by Jim Goodwin’s part-timers, who snatched an equaliser right at the death through Alan Trouten.

Ayr manager Ian McCall. Pic: Michael Gillen

Dunfermline Athletic 0 - 0 Ayr United: Visitors surrender top spot

Like the festive season itself, this has turned into a time of great expectations for Ayr United. This game was a gentle reminder, however, that not everything that is wished for might turn up – Ian McCall’s well drilled, free scoring side certainly didn’t show up here yesterday and after a poor 90-minute stalemate they meekly surrendered pole position in the Championship promotion race.

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