Penalty shoot-out hero Chris Maxwell believes Hibernian’s Betfred Cup win over Kilmarnock gives them something to build on as they look to breathe new life into their Ladbrokes Premiership campaign.
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Hibernian boss Paul Heckingbottom was delighted to see his side return to winning ways after they beat Kilmarnock on penalties to set up a Betfred Cup semi-final clash with Celtic.
Craig Levein insists Hearts’ penalty practice made perfect as he hailed the attention to detail of his assistant manager Austin MacPhee.
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard claimed Livingston should have gone down to 10 men after Joe Aribo went off with a head wound that required 20 stitches.
Goalkeeper Chris Maxwell was the shoot-out hero as Hibernian booked their place in the Betfred Cup semi-finals after beating Kilmarnock on penalties at Rugby Park.
An early deflected goal from Glen Kamara proved enough to send Rangers past Livingston and into the Betfred Cup semi-finals.
Celtic showed their strength in depth as they dismissed Partick Thistle 5-0 in their Betfred Cup quarter-final clash at Parkhead.
Leigh Griffiths is still missing with a thigh knock as Celtic host Partick Thistle in the Betfred Cup.
Hibernian head coach Paul Heckingbottom has put the onus on his players to solve their woes after their derby defeat.
Hearts manager Craig Levein insisted he did not celebrate their derby win because he knows there is far more work to be done to turn round their form.
Hearts are still without a host of players for their Betfred Cup meeting with Aberdeen.
Alan Archibald is relishing the prospect of getting back on the training ground despite admitting it will be strange to assume a less senior role at Partick Thistle.
Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes expects Hearts to have a spring in their step when the teams meet in the Betfred Cup quarter-finals at Tynecastle.
Celtic manager Neil Lennon does not feel there is any pressure on his players to hold on to their dominance of Scotland’s cup competitions.
Rangers assistant Gary McAllister used an example from his own playing career to illustrate his view that winning is a habit as he highlighted the importance of ending the Ibrox club’s long wait for silverware.
Rangers midfielder Andy King knows all about the high of winning trophies so he appreciates how important the Betfred Cup could be in their season.
Sam Cosgrove clinched Aberdeen’s place in the quarter-final of the Betfred Cup thanks to his extra-time winner against Dundee at Dens Park.
Gary Holt was less than pleased with the manner of Livingston’s 2-1 victory but admitted he was delighted to avoid the “ridicule” of a Betfred Cup upset against Forfar.
Florian Kamberi must showcase his quality on a more consistent basis in order to make the most of his “fantastic” attributes, according to Hibernian assistant head coach Robbie Stockdale.
Celtic manager Neil Lennon believes their late, late win over Dunfermline was all part of the learning process for his summer recruits.
Kilmarnock manager Angelo Alessio believes Betfred Cup matchwinner Dom Thomas can make an impact at Rugby Park this season.
Ross County midfielder Blair Spittal has shrugged off the abuse he received from home fans on his return to Partick Thistle, saying: “I gave it out so I’m big enough to take it as well.”
Morton chief executive David MacKinnon has accused fourth official Kevin Graham of using foul and abusive language and “manhandling” boss David Hopkin during their 5-3 Betfred Cup defeat against Hibernian.
Celtic manager Neil Lennon told his players he was “really proud” of them after their extra-time victory over Dunfermline.
Kilmarnock manager Angelo Alessio hopes their extra-time Betfred Cup win over Hamilton can signal a new start at Rugby Park.
Partick Thistle manager Gary Caldwell hailed his side’s performance against Ross County as the best of his tenure as the Jags reached the quarter-finals of the Betfred Cup.
Livingston manager Gary Holt was left annoyed by his side’s performance against Forfar Athletic, despite the Lions booking their place in the Betfred Cup quarter-finals with a 2-1 victory.
Kilmarnock booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Betfred Cup as they squeezed past Hamilton after extra-time to ease the pressure on manager Angelo Alessio.
Partick Thistle booked their place in the Betfred Cup quarter-finals after a dramatic 3-2 extra-time win over Ross County.
James Forrest’s 114th-minute strike edged Celtic past Dunfermline after the Fifers threatened to end the champions’ stranglehold on domestic silverware.
Florian Kamberi shrugged off speculation regarding his future to inspire brittle Hibernian to a scarcely-merited 5-3 victory over Morton after extra-time.
Livingston eased into the quarter-finals of the Betfred Cup after withstanding a late comeback from League One outfit Forfar Athletic.