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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Stenhousemuir celebrate promotion to Ladbrokes League 1. Picture: SNS/Bill Murray

Peterhead 1 - 0 Stenhousemuir: Stenny promoted despite loss

Stenhousemuir manager Brown Ferguson felt his team’s promotion to League 1 was reward for the hard work at the club.


Queen’s Park 1 - 2 Stenhousemuir (agg 2-3): McGuigan brace lifts Stenny

A double from Mark McGuigan sent Stenhousemuir through to the League One play-off final against Peterhead, relegating hosts Queen’s Park in the process.

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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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Steven Boyd heads home Hamilton's third goal against Stenhousemuir. Picture: SNS

Steven Boyd aiming to make net gains for Hamilton

Hamilton Accies striker 
Steven Boyd has had his 
goalscoring target for the season re-assessed after 
hitting the third goal in the Premiership side’s 3-0 success over visitors Stenhousemuir that guided Martin Canning’s men into the last 16 of the 
Betfred Cup.

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Hamilton's Steven Boyd scores to make it 3-0. Picture: SNS/Ross Parker

Hamilton 3 - 0 Stenhousemuir: Accies ensure passage with easy win

Hamilton booked their place in the knock-out stages of the Betfred Cup with a 3-0 win over Stenhousemuir at the SuperSeal Stadium.

Hamilton Accies
St Mirren's Gregor Buchanan heads into the net. Picture: SNS/Ross Parker

Betfred Cup round-up: Falkirk and St Mirren record 4-1 wins

Falkirk and St Mirren put down an early marker ahead of the Ladbrokes Championship season with comfortable victories in the end. Elsewhere, League Two Peterhead beat League One East Fife and Cowdenbeath emerged victorious over Buckie Thistle in a game which featured six goals.

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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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Michael and Ross Dunlop signed in a local McDonald's. Picture: AFP/Getty

Scottish side complete double signing in local McDonald’s

Stenhousemuir have completed the signing of Albion Rovers duo Michael Dunlop and Ross Dunlop - after the brothers put pen to paper in a local McDonald’s restaurant.

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

Oli Shaw has scored plenty of goals for Hibernian's under-20 side. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Oli Shaw among Hibs youngsters to graduate with honours

There is a history of bringing talent through the ranks at Hibernian and assistant coach Grant Murray sees no reason why the conveyor belt should shudder to a halt, not when players like Oli Shaw are pushing themselves forward as a cheaper alternative to other high-premium strikers.

12/03/17 .  GLASGOW. CELTIC PARK. PARKHEAD.'SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP. Celtic v Rangers. Celtic�"s  Scott Brown in action.

The 17 most improved players in Scottish football this season

Which players have shown tremendous improvement from last season to the current campaign, catching the eye and winning hearts of supporters across Scotland?

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?

Kenny Miller is congratulated by Crawford Baptie, Martin Christie and Adrian Sprott after his second goal.

Alan Pattullo: Memories of Rangers’ Kenny Miller as a youngster

It is strange that after 20 years of reporting on football matches, one of several that stick out among many hundreds should have occurred at Stenhousemuir’s ground, Ochilview.

Steven MacLean headed home the first goal after just five minutes

Saints go marching on

A routine victory over a team facing the prospect of a League One relegation battle may not be enough to spark dreams of a repeat of their historic heroics of 2014, but St Johnstone have at least negotiated the first possible bump on the road to Hampden.

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Michael Palin made an online donation to a bid by Stenhousemuir Supporters' Trust to raise �10,000 for the club's manager to buy two new players.  Picture: contributed

Michael Palin invests money in his favourite Scottish team

He famously travelled the globe in 80 days, going pole to pole, from country to country.

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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