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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Peter Grant (centre) is among those leaving Falkirk. Picture: SNS Group

Falkirk confirm departure of four first-team players

Falkirk have announced that four first-team players are to leave the club this summer when their contracts expire.

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.

Falkirk's Ryan Blair celebrates scoring to make it 1-0. Picture: SNS/Garry Williamson

Falkirk 1 - 0 St Mirren: Ryan Blair nets late winner

Ryan Blair’s late goal denied St Mirren a winning farewell to the Championship, but Buddies boss Jack Ross refused to dwell on an anti-climactic end to an outstanding season.

Louis Longridge and Alex Jakubiak were both on target. Picture: Michael Gillen

Dumbarton 2 - 5 Falkirk: Bairns run riot in stunning second half

Falkirk eased to victory with a powerful second-half display as Dumbarton ran out of steam in their final home league fixture of the season, though they will be back at the Rock as they seek to retain their Championship status via the play-offs.

Myles Hippolyte opened the scoring for St Mirren. Picture: SNS.

St Mirren 1 - 2 Falkirk: Bairns confirm status with late comeback

Falkirk came from behind to sink the newly-promoted champions and confirm they will have no part to play in the relegation play-offs.

Dundee Utd's Thomas Milkesen celebrates his goal with Willo Flood. Picture: SNS/Sammy Turner

Dundee United 1-0 Falkirk: Mikkelsen edges United towards play-offs

If you are going to acquire a winning habit you may as well do it when it counts most. It was pretty ugly but what mattered was that Dundee United managed to record back-to-back victories for the first time since December.

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Dunfermline's Kallum Higginbotham in action. Picture: SNS/Roddy Scott

Falkirk 1 - 2 Dunfermline: Higginbotham and Aird score as Pars stay third

Once a hero in these parts, the jewel in the crown of Steven Pressley’s free-flowing Bairns ensemble, Kallum Higginbotham’s every touch was mercilessly jeered at the Falkirk Stadium, but the Dunfermline playmaker effectively silenced his detractors as he inspired the Pars to a 2-1 triumph.


In pictures: Former EPL stars who failed to make their mark in Scottish football

To the surprise of no one, Chris Eagles left Ross County yesterday. The former Manchester United winger only arrived in Dingwall in late November, but he had already dropped out of the first-team picture and hadn’t played since January.

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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.

A general view of the Falkirk Stadium. Picture: SNS Group

East Stirlingshire agree groundshare deal with Falkirk for 2018/19

East Stirlingshire will play their 2018/19 home fixtures at the Falkirk Stadium, after the Lowland League side struck a deal with the Bairns.

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Livingston manager David Hopkin. Picture: Bruce White/SNS

Livingston 0 - 0 Falkirk: Livi lose ground on the leaders

A dire goalless draw in freezing conditions did nothing to help either side’s promotion prospects.

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Aaron Muirhead scored at both ends and was the source of some controversy at Ibrox. Picture: PA

Why the referee failed to send off Aaron Muirhead against Rangers

In the latest edition of Ref Review we look at the incident from yesterday’s match at Ibrox where Falkirk captain Aaron Muirhead struck out at Rangers defender David Bates but only received a yellow card.

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Bruno Alves started in place of Russell Martin. Picture: SNS

Five things we learned from Rangers 4 - 1 Falkirk

Craig Fowler gives his take after Rangers motor through to the final four of the Scottish Cup with a comfortable victory over Championship side Falkirk

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Jason Cummings celebrates after scoring the first of his three goals. Picture: SNS

Rangers 4 - 1 Falkirk: Cummings hat-trick sends Rangers into last four

For the first time since Walter Smith was guiding them to silverware during his second spell in charge, Rangers have won six consecutive matches as a top flight club.

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Aaron Muirhead and his Falkirk team-mates intend to 'have a go' at Rangers today. Picture: Michael Gillen

Falkirk’s Aaron Muirhead aims to beat Rangers and end cup heartache

Falkirk captain Aaron Muirhead, pictured, insists victory over Rangers in today’s Scottish Cup quarter-final can help atone for an underwhelming league season, and make up for the hurt of his 2015 cup final snub.

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Falkirk manager Paul Hartley. Picture: Michael Gillen

4 things Falkirk must do if they are to beat Rangers at Ibrox

Andy Harrow assesses how Paul Hartley’s men can upset the odds against Rangers.

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