Scottish League Cup 3rd Round Preview
The 3rdRound ties of The Scottish League Cup are to be played on Tuesday 25thSeptember and Wednesday 26th September.
Livesport.co.uk sponsored Raith Rovers have been awarded with an amazing tie away at Celtic Park against the hoops. After their triumph over Ross County in Dingwall, they will be looking to repeat the upset, this time on a much grander scale.
Hearts will also face First Division opposition in the shape of Livingston, the tie will be played at Tynecastle. John McGlynn’s men will look to put the issue of unpaid players past them as they take on John Collins’ side.
Dundee United travel down to Dumfries to play Division 2 outfit Queen of the South, it certainly won’t be a walk in the park for the Arabs after Queens put out the “might” of Rangers in the Ramsdens Cup at Ibrox. The power of United should see them pull through this tie.
Hampden side Queens Park travel to Perth to play St Johnstone, after the Saints’ victory against Celtic this will be a very difficult trip for Queens Park and the Division 3 side may well come up short at MacDiarmid Park.
A derby match of sorts will see St Mirren take on Hamilton at the newly constructed St Mirren Park. It will be SPL against Division 1 but the gulf in class will be difficult to notice as there will surely be tackles flying in left, right and centre as the teams battle for a place in the next round.
Inverness face a tough test as they travel to Stenhousemuir, the Division 3 opposition may be up for a giant killing against the SPL side. Terry Butcher will not let any complacency come into play for the Highland side and it should be a routine victory for his men.
There are two games to be played on Wednesday, the first sees Third Division Rangers take on SPL’s Motherwell. Rangers will surely be looking to show off that they still have the quality to compete in the SPL after the calamities with the taxman.
The other tie will be competed at East End Park, where Dunfermline will host Aberdeen. The Pars will want to cause an upset and progress to the next round, as will the Premier League class of Aberdeen.
All of the games will be a 7:45pm kick off and will be very competitive fixtures with teams vying for a place in the next round and also a financial boost for making it into the quarter final stage of the competition.
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