- Celtic in Kazakhstan for crucial qualifier
- League Cup shocks
Astana the obstacle for Celtic
Scottish Premiership winners Celtic are in Kazakhstan for the first leg of their Champions League third qualifying round tie against Astana.
Brendan Rodgers has selection problems with several central defenders unavailable to the Celtic manager but new signing Kolo Toure may feature in next week’s return leg after being registered in time for this round.
County out as Premiership pair falter
For the sixth season in a row, there will be a different name on the Scottish League Cup after Ross County’s defence ended.
The Dingwall side’s Group D loss at Alloa Athletic means they will not progress to the second round.
Elsewhere, County’s top-flight rivals Dundee lost at Peterhead while St Johnstone had to settle for a consolation point as they lost on penalties to Brechin City, who took the bonus point after a 1-1 draw.
More cup action
As well as Celtic’s match in Kazakhstan, there are also three League Cup ties on Wednesday.
Premiership Hamilton Academical visit League Two newcomers Edinburgh City while Arbroath host Cowdenbeath and Highland League Cove Rangers take on Montrose. All three games are at 19:45.
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- ^ being registered (www.bbc.co.uk)
- ^ Read Astana v Celtic team news (www.bbc.co.uk)
- ^ Read Liam McLeod’s preview (www.bbc.co.uk)
- ^ Follow radio and text coverage (www.bbc.co.uk)
- ^ lost on penalties (www.bbc.co.uk)
- ^ beating East Stirlingshire. (www.bbc.co.uk)
- ^ Read Scottish League Cup round-up (www.bbc.co.uk)
- ^ Today’s Scottish Gossip (www.bbc.co.uk)
- ^ Scottish Premiership ins and outs – summer 2016 (www.bbc.co.uk)
- ^ Scottish Championship ins and outs – summer 2016 (www.bbc.co.uk)
- ^ Scottish League One ins and outs – summer 2016 (www.bbc.co.uk)
- ^ Scottish League Two ins and outs – summer 2016 (www.bbc.co.uk)