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Friday 24th January 2020

Weekend preview

There's a full programme of SPFL matches this weekend, starting with Dunfermline Athletic v Dundee on Friday night...

Leaders Celtic are at home to Ross County in the Ladbrokes Premiership on Saturday with the chance to extend their lead at the top as second-placed Rangers are not in action until Sunday. Steven Gerrard’s men, who are unbeaten away from home, take on bottom club Hearts at Tynecastle, live on Sky Sports at 3.00pm. On Sunday lunchtime, St Mirren play Aberdeen in Paisley, with both teams looking to bounce back from midweek defeats. In the other Saturday games, Motherwell go into their Fir Park clash with Hibernian having won six of their last eight matches while Livingston have won three out of four as they prepare to travel to play Hamilton Accies at the Foys Stadium. St Johnstone will move level on points with Kilmarnock if they come out on top when the teams meet at McDiarmid Park.

Dundee United are 17 points clear in the Ladbrokes Championship and unbeaten at home going into Saturday’s Tannadice encounter with Morton. It’s third against second at Somerset Park as Ayr United host Inverness Caley Thistle. The action gets under way on Friday evening when Dunfermline play Dundee at East End Park, live on BBC Scotland at 7.05pm. Six teams are separated by only four points in an incredibly tight division, including Queen of the South and bottom club Alloa Athletic, who meet at Palmerston and Arbroath and Partick Thistle, who go head to head at Gayfield.

Raith Rovers have a one-point advantage at the summit of Ladbrokes League 1 as they get set to face Montrose at Stark’s Park. The Gable Endies are sitting in fifth spot but are only seven points off the top. Second-placed Falkirk are at home to second-bottom Forfar Athletic and Airdrieonians, in third spot, welcome bottom club Stranraer to the Penny Cars Stadium. Clyde play fourth-placed East Fife at Broadwood and Peterhead are aiming to close the gap on Dumbarton at Balmoor.

Cove Rangers have won 10 out of 10 at home in Ladbrokes League 2 and are five points clear at the top. Paul Hartley’s team host an Annan Athletic side who are still fourth in the table despite losing five of their last six games. Second-placed Edinburgh City are away to a Stenhousemuir team who earned an important win last week. Cowdenbeath, in third spot, play bottom club Brechin City at Central Park and in-form Stirling Albion take on Elgin City at Forthbank. Queen’s Park are going for a third straight win when they entertain Albion Rovers at Hampden.