A look ahead to this weekend’s action across the four divisions of the SPFL:
Aberdeen go into the weekend with a perfect record of eight wins out of eight and are five points clear at the top as they prepare to travel to Inverness. Celtic take on Hearts at Parkhead - the visitors have lost three league games in a row but knocked Kilmarnock out of the League Cup in midweek. Bottom club Partick Thistle make the short journey to Fir Park to face a Motherwell team who have Stephen Craigan in temporary charge following the midweek departure of Ian Baraclough in the wake of a League Cup loss at Morton. Dundee will move level with Ross County if they beat the Staggies at Dens Park while there is a Tayside derby between St Johnstone and Dundee United at McDiarmid Park and Kilmarnock host Hamilton Accies.
Rangers take their 100% league record to Greenock on Sunday to face Morton at Cappielow, live on BT Sport at 12.30pm. Hibernian have the chance to go second this afternoon when they host a St Mirren side who have managed only a single victory since being relegated from the top flight. Livingston are still without a win but full points away to Alloa would see them leapfrog the Wasps on goal difference. Fourth-placed Raith Rovers entertain Dumbarton and Falkirk drew 0-0 with Queen of the South on Friday night.
Ladbrokes League 1
Ayr United moved to the top of the table last weekend and are unbeaten since the opening-day defeat at Albion Rovers. Ian McCall's men welcome Peterhead to Somerset Park this afternoon while second-placed Dunfermline, who have already scored 26 goals, are at home to Airdrieonians. Forfar, who are third, are up against Stranraer at Station Park. Albion Rovers and Stenhousemuir, who are separated only by goal difference in mid-table, meet at Cliftonhill and bottom club Brechin City take on Cowdenbeath at Glebe Park.
Ladbrokes League 2
Remarkably, after seven fixture rounds, there is only one point separating the leading six clubs. Annan have a one-point advantage over the chasing pack, which includes an Elgin City side who make the long journey south to Galabank today. At the other end of the table, bottom club East Stirlingshire face an Arbroath team in ninth spot but who are seeking their third straight win. Montrose are looking to maintain their 100% home record when they play East Fife at Links Park, Clyde welcome Berwick to Broadwood and Stirling Albion face Queen’s Park at Forthbank.