Stuart Armstrong is "optimistic and excited" about the prospect of Champions League football following Celtic's 1-0 aggregate win over Qarabag in the third qualifier.
The St Johnstone players are in no doubt about the importance of keeping Michael O’Halloran for Saturday’s League Cup semi-final.
Inverness eased any lingering threat of relegation from the Ladbrokes Premiership after scoring three times in the second half on their way to a 3-1 win over 10-man Kilmarnock.
Brave Arbroath gave Hearts an almighty fright at Tynecastle but saw their hopes of a famous victory dashed by a four- minute blitz by the Jambos.
Kilmarnock boss Lee Clark hopes his side can steer themselves on to the road to survival after laying on coaches for supporters heading to Sunday's clash at Inverness.
Boss Derek McInnes criticised the performance of referee Willie Collum after Aberdeen lost 3-1 at Inverness to put a dent in their Premiership title hopes.
John Hughes lamented his side’s lack of a killer instinct as they drew 0-0 at FC Astra, bowing out of the Europa League qualifying 1-0 on aggregate last night.
Celtic striker Anthony Stokes was surprised that more Dundee United players were not cited by the Scottish Football Association following Sunday’s controversial cup tie.
St Johnstone’s long unbeaten run came to a halt as they lost to Celtic at a chilly McDiarmid Park.
Dunfermline will travel south to face Ayr United in the tie of the William Hill Scottish Cup third round.