Rangers could face Caley League Cup showdown

RANGERS will play SPFL Premiership club Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the second round of the Scottish League Cup - if they can overcome Queen's Park in their opening tie.

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Ally McCoist's side will meet Inverness Caley if they can overcome Queen's Park
Ally McCoist's side will meet Inverness Caley if they can overcome Queen's Park

The Gers are due to play their city rivals Queen's - bossed by former Light Blues defender Gus MacPherson - at Airdrie's Excelsior Stadium on Tuesday, August 26, in a re-arranged first-round match.

Whoever wins that game will go forward to play Highland club Caley Thistle at a date that has still to be decided.

The last time Ally McCoist's side squared up to their former top-flight opponents was two seasons ago in the same competition when they crashed to a 3-0 loss at home.

Elsewhere in the second round, Partick Thistle will travel to face League One Morton, while St Mirren will take on Dunfermline in Paisley.

Hamilton will welcome Alloa Athletic to New Douglas Park, with Ian Murray taking his Dumbarton side to one of his former clubs, Hibernian.

Kilmarnock will play local rivals Ayr United at Rugby Park.

Celtic will enter the competition along with defending champions Aberdeen, Motherwell, Dundee United and St Johnstone in the third round.

Full draw:

Hibernian v Dumbarton

Greenock Morton v Partick Thistle

Falkirk v Cowdenbeath

Queen's Park or Rangers v Inverness Caledonian Thistle

Hamilton Academical v Alloa Athletic

Stranraer v Ross County

Dundee v Raith Rovers

Livingston v Queen of the South

Kilmarnock v Ayr United

Stenhousemuir v Heart of Midlothian

St Mirren v Dunfermline Athletic

Ties are due on August 26 or 27 except Queen's Park or Rangers v Inverness Caley

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