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Thursday 1st August 2019

Ladbrokes Championship

Ladbrokes Championship preview

Ross County won the Ladbrokes Championship in 2018/19, with the two Dundee clubs the bookies' favourites to battle it out for pole position this season

Alloa Athletic 
Manager: Peter Grant
Last season: 8th in Championship
Ladbrokes title odds: 50/1
Summer signings: Liam Buchanan (Raith Rovers), Andy Stirling (Queen of the South), Robert Thomson (Morton), Kevin O'Hara (Falkirk)

Manager: Dick Campbell
Last season: League 1 winners
Ladbrokes title odds: 25/1
Summer signings: Derek Gaston (Morton), Scott Stewart (Airdrieonians), Robert Wilson (Berwick Rangers), James Murphy (Los Angeles FC)

Ayr United
Manager: Ian McCall
Last season: 4th in Championship
Ladbrokes title odds: 8/1
Summer signings: Sam Roscoe (Aberdeen), Kris Doolan (Partick Thistle), Frank Ross (Aberdeen, loan), Stephen Kelly (Rangers, loan), Ross Doohan (Celtic, loan)

Manager: James McPake
Last season: 12th in Premiership
Ladbrokes title odds: 7/2
Summer signings: Josh Todd (Queen of the South), Declan McDaid (Ayr United), Jordan McGhee (Falkirk), Jordan Marshall (Queen of the South), Shaun Byrne (Livingston), Jamie Ness (Plymouth Argyle), Jordon Forster (Cheltenham Town), Danny Johnson (Motherwell)

Dundee United
Manager: Robbie Neilson
Last season: 2nd in Championship
Ladbrokes title odds: 7/4
Summer signings: Liam Smith (Ayr United), Mark Reynolds (Aberdeen), Adrian Sporle (CA Banfield), Lawrence Shankland (Ayr United), Deniz Mehmet (Queen of the South), Adam King (Swansea City)

Dunfermline Athletic
Manager: Stevie Crawford
Last season: 7th in Championship 
Ladbrokes title odds: 9/1
Summer signings: Ryan Dow (Peterhead), Aaron Comrie (St Johnstone), Kyle Turner (Stranraer), Matthew Bowman (Repton School), Gabby McGill (Middlesbrough), Euan Murray (Raith Rovers), Kevin Nisbet (Raith Rovers), Paul Paton (Falkirk), Tom Lang (Clyde), Josh Coley (Norwich City, loan), Josh Edwards (Airdrieonians)

Greenock Morton
Manager: David Hopkin
Last season: 5th in Championship
Ladbrokes title odds: 16/1
Summer signings: Kyle Jacobs (Queen of the South), Kalvin Orsi (Brechin City), Cameron Salkeld (Gateshead), Sam Ramsbottom (Alfreton Town), Robbie Muirhead (Dunfermline Athletic), Aidan Nesbitt (Dundee United), Nicky Cadden (Livingston), Peter Grant (Carlisle United), Brian McLean (Dumbarton), Henk Van Schaik (Livingston), Cameron Blues (Livingston, loan)

Inverness Caledonian Thistle
Manager: John Robertson
Last season: 3rd in Championship
Ladbrokes title odds: 7/1
Summer signings: James Keatings (Hamilton Academical), David Carson (Morpeth Town), Nikolay Todorov (Falkirk), James Vincent (Dundee), Mitchell Curry (Middlesbrough, loan)

Partick Thistle
Manager: Gary Caldwell
Last season: 6th in Championship
Ladbrokes title odds: 4/1
Summer signings: Ryan Williamson (Dunfermline Athletic), Shea Gordon (Motherwell), Lewis Mansell (Blackburn Rovers), Tommy Robson (Falkirk), Kenny Miller (Dundee), Scott Fox (Ross County), Cammy Palmer (Rangers, loan), Alex Jones (Bradford City), Raffaele De Vita (Livingston, loan), Mitch Austin (Sydney FC)

Queen of the South
Manager: Allan Johnston
Last season: 9th in Championship
Ladbrokes title odds: 25/1
Summer signings: Kevin Holt (FC Pafos), Gary Oliver (Morton), Callum Semple (Ross County), Lewis Kidd (Falkirk), Jack Hamilton (Livingston, loan), Lee Kilday (Morton), Robby McCrorie (Rangers, loan), Dan Pybus (FK Tonsberg), Andrew McCarthy (Partick Thistle), Michael Paton (Dumbarton)