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Airdrie host Jags in cup defence

Airdrie United
Airdrie beat Ross County in last season's final

Holders Airdrie United have been drawn at home against Partick Thistle in the first round of the ALBA Challenge Cup.

Inverness Caley Thistle, who were demoted from the Scottish Premier League, have been handed a home tie against Montrose.

Other notable ties are the all-First Division meeting of Queen of the South and Livingston, and the Division Three ... Read more »

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Fans stand against all-seat rule
fans on football terrace - crystal palace 1989
Scottish Premier League grounds must be all-seater

A group of football fans has launched a bid to overturn the ban on standing areas at Scottish Premier League football stadiums.

A petition, which was organised by fans of Dunfermline Athletic, is being considered in the Scottish Parliament.

They argue that the all-seater rule penalises clubs who are forced to build new stands for promotion to the SPL, but w ... Read more »

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Queen of the South manager Gordon Chisholm
Chisholm led Queens to the Scottish Cup final last season

Queen of the South chairman David Rae has refused Dundee permission to speak to the club's manager Gordon Chisholm.

Dundee are seeking a successor to Alex Rae, who was sacked last week. But Rae said Chisholm told him he was happy to remain at Palmerston.

"I think going to Dundee wouldn't be a step up for our manager," said Rae.

"Had it been the SPL, the Premiership or even the Championship south of t ... Read more »

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Annan Athletic got off to a dream start by thrashing Cowdenbeath at Central Park in their first senior league game.

Paul McQuade had put the hosts in front after 16 minutes by chipping Craig Summersgill from the edge of the box.

Annan levelled on 29 minutes through a Mike Jack penalty when Kevin Neilson was impeded before Jack volleyed number two three minutes into the second half.

Steven Archibald's scrambled goal made it 3-1 and Darren Johnstone netted a fourth from just inside the area.

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Chris Innes
Chris Innes left Gretna after the club went into administration

Livingston have signed former Gretna defender Chris Innes.

The 32-year-old looked set to join Dundee earlier this summer after being released by Gretna in March when the club went into administration.

However, the defender has opted to sign a two-year contract with their Irn-Bru First Division rivals.

Livingston chairman Angelo Massone told the club website: "His experience and professionalism will be a big asset as we seek ... Read more »

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