Summer football is on its way to Scotland thanks to a major revamp of the Scottish League Cup.
Dunfermline manager Allan Johnston praised his players as they came so close to beating Dundee United.
Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara felt his team deserved to be in the Scottish League Cup quarter-finals despite needing extra-time to beat Dunfermline.
Dundee United squeezed past Dunfermline into the last eight of the Scottish League Cup thanks to a couple of extra-time goals.
Dundee United could be set to target Dunfermline’s John Potter as their new director of youth development if Stevie Campbell parts company with the Tannadice club.
Dundee United will take a mixed squad of first-team players and youngsters to Gayfield for tonight’s Forfarshire Cup match against Arbroath.
Dundee United defender John Souttar and Dunfermline’s Lewis Martin have been selected in the Scotland under-19 squad for the UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite round later this month. Scotland will take on Italy, Croatia and group hosts Austria between March 26 and 31, with the group winners progressing to this summer’s finals in Greece.
Former Dundee United defender Gary Bollan is backing Gary Mackay-Steven to handle being a pre-contract signing for Celtic.
Stranraer manager Stephen Aitken believes home advantage could well be a great leveller when Dundee United visit Stair Park in the Scottish Cup’s fifth round.
Dunfermline Athletic missed out on a meeting with Dundee United in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup after losing 3-1 to Stranraer at a bitterly cold East End Park.