Summer football is on its way to Scotland thanks to a major revamp of the Scottish League Cup.
The SPFL has confirmed the date for the commencement of league competitions at the start of the 2016/17 Scottish football season.
Lichties boss Todd Lumsden desperately wants his team to maintain the standards his team set at Central Park in this William Hill Scottish Cup third round tie.
Dunfermline manager Allan Johnston was delighted with the quality of his side’s performance in sweeping Arbroath aside at Gayfield on Saturday.
It was a free-scoring friendly at Gayfield on Saturday as Arbroath faced Forfar Athletic in what turned out to be a learning experience for both sides.
Arbroath, without a win in their previous four games, saw the streak extended when they went down to a disappointing 3-1 defeat at Berwick on Saturday.
Dunfermline will travel south to face Ayr United in the tie of the William Hill Scottish Cup third round.
New Arbroath assistant manager Todd Lumsden has praised Rangers for getting his management career back on track.
Dunfermline boss Jim Jefferies said he learned a lot from his side’s visit to Berwick on Saturday.
Senior media executive Murdoch MacLennan is the new chairman of the Scottish Professional Football League, replacing the outgoing Ralph Topping.