The SPFL have confirmed the dates and times of the League Cup quarter-finals. The games will take place on the 15th and 16th of December, which is in two weeks time.
The first night, Tuesday the 15th of December, will see Alloa Athletic take on Hibernian and Dunfermline face St Johnstone.
Games split over two nights
The second night, Wednesday the 16th of December, will have Livingston against Ross County and St Mirren versus Rangers.
The Alloa-Hibernian and St Mirren-Rangers ties have been selected by Premier Sports for live coverage on each night.
The draw for the semi-finals will take place directly following the St Mirren-Rangers game on the 16th. The selection of St Mirren against Rangers is not a surprise. After all, every Celtic or Rangers game has been show live on Premier Sports since they started covering Scotland’s two biggest domestic cup competitions.
Interesting choice for live game
Perhaps the choice of Alloa vs Hibernian is a bit of a surprise. After all, Dunfermline are currently the leaders of the Championship, their game against St Johnstone could be a cracker.
However, Alloa beating Hibernian would be more of a shock, so maybe it is understandable that the television broadcaster would decide to show the game in which Alloa will be looking to defeat an Edinburgh side for the second round in a row, following their win over Hearts in the last 16.
The games will come in the middle of a hectic December for all clubs in Scotland. It will be interesting to see how the teams approach the games. With full-strength teams you would imagine.