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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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Montrose celebrate winning the Ladbrokes League Two title. SNS/Roddy Scott

Montrose 1 - 1 Elgin: Point enough to secure League Two title

Montrose stars wrote themselves into the club’s history books with only their second title success in 139 years as they held on to a crucial draw against Elgin City to claim the League 2 trophy.

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Hibs manager Neil Lennon. Picture: John Devlin

The 8 most outstanding managers in Scottish football this term

Craig Fowler looks at the many managers who’ve thoroughly impressed in Scottish football this season

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Russell McLean netted twice in Peterhead's win. Picture: SNS/Alan Harvey

League 2 round-up: Top two record easy victories

Peterhead remain top of League Two on goal difference following a comfortable 3-0 win over Clyde who slip out of the play-off spots.

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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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Stephen Dobbie netted twice against Queen of the South. Picture: SNS/Craig Foy

Montrose 1 - 3 Queen of the South (AET): Dobbie at the double

Montrose came within minutes of creating a shock before Queens conjured up a victory in extra-time.

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Inverness CT's Matty Elsdon battles for the ball against Falkirk's Rory Loy. Picture: SNS/Bill Murray

Betfred Cup wrap: Falkirk impressive in defeat of Inverness CT

Falkirk moved top of Betfred Cup Group A and set down a marker for the league season thanks to a 2-0 victory at Inverness.

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Ryan Porteous, left, and Brian Graham celebrate at the final whistle. Picture: SNS Group

Hibs’ Ryan Porteous throws his hat in the ring

Hibs may be short of quality strikers in light of the close-season departures of Jason Cummings, James Keatings and Grant Holt, but they have no such problems at the other end of the pitch.

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Hibernian's Simon Murray celebrates scoring the opening goal with Fraser Murray and Lewis Stevenson. Picture: SNS/Alan Rennie

Hibs 4 - 0 Montrose: Double from Simon Murray puts Hibs at ease

Simon Murray showed his first club Montrose little mercy as the new Hibs striker scored twice to help the Easter Road side to a comfortable Betfred Cup victory.

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James Tavernier is a target for former boss Mark Warburton at Nottingham Forest. Picture: John Devlin

Rumour Mill: Gers reject Tavernier bid | Hibs throw out offer for midfield ace | Hearts eye Man City starlet

Rangers throw out Mark Warburton’s bid to take James Tavernier to Nottingham Forest; Hibs reject a £1 million bid for star midfielder and Hearts set to land Manchester City youngster on loan

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Rumour Mill: McInnes to become a Mackem | Hibs target strike duo | Celtic improve Hayes bid

Sunderland have stepped up their pursuit of Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes, Hibs wants Louis Moult and Greg Stewart to replace Jason Cummings and Celtic make cash plus player bid for Jonny Hayes.

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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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Peterhead's Rory McAllister celebrates after he scores a penalty for his side. Picture: Graham Stuart/SNS

Peterhead 3 - 0 Montrose (agg 4-6): Blue Toon dominate

Peterhead manager Jim McInally said his men were comfortable winners against Montrose in the League 1 play-off semi-final second leg but warned the job is not yet done.

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Falkirk fans at Falkirk Stadium for a home game against Dumbarton. Picture: TSPL

How many Scottish football grounds have you been to?

EACH of the 42 member clubs in the Scottish Professional Football League has their own home stadium. How many have you visited?

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The Beach Boys have been spreading good vibrations for more than half a century.

The Beach Boys head for Montrose Music Festival

They are perhaps not the most likely saviours of Scotland’s season of summer festivals.
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The Aston Villa defender has reportedly agreed a two-year deal to join Rangers. Picture: PA

Rumour Mill: Lescott to sign for Rangers | Celtic face UEFA charge over flags | Striker admits Hibs interest

Joleon Lescott has decided to sign for Rangers despite interest from Sunderland; Celtic fans defy warnings to wave Palestinian flags and club could face UEFA sanctions and Brian Graham insists he’s focused on Ross County despite interest from Hibs

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Nathan Austin scored the third in East Fife's 3-0 win over Montrose. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS

East Fife on brink of title after 3-0 win over Montrose

Gary Naysmith’s East Fife need a maximum of three points from their remaining three games to seal the League Two title after a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Montrose at New Bayview.

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Ricky Little: Winning goal. Picture: SNS

League Two wrap: East Fife in profit despite draw

League 2 table-toppers East Fife were held 1-1 by Queen’s Park at Bayview but Gary Naysmith’s side actually increased their lead as closest rivals Clyde and Elgin City both lost.

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