Our Scottish football teams are back in action this weekend with the first round of the Ramsdens Challenge Cup. All the local matches kick off at 3pm on Saturday.
- Annan Athletic v Morton
- Berwick v Livingston
- Queen of the South v Spartans
- Stranraer v Dunbarton
Queen of the South welcome SPL side Hearts to Palmerston Park today.
The pre-season friendly will be the first to be played on the newly completed artificial pitch.
The reigning Second Division Champions will be hoping for a good result under new Manager Jim McIntyre.
It's a case of out with the old, in with the new for Queen of the South. Workington have a double header in Speedway and Great Britain's ladies begin their quest to win the water polo world championships.
The new manager of Queen of the South Football Club has made his first signing.
Jim McIntyre has agreed terms with former Dunfermline Athletic and Partick Thistle centre back Andie Dowie, who will join in with training this week.
The new Queen of the South Manager, Jim McIntyre, says that he is hoping to capitalise on the club's previous achievements:
New Queen of the South Manager Jim McIntyre is taking part in his first press conference at Palmerston Park.
Former Dunfermline Athletic boss Jim McIntyre has been named as the new Queen of the South manager, following the departure of Allan Johnston on Monday (24th July).
The 41-year-old led the Pars to the Division One title before taking on the role of first-team coach at Bristol City.
Jim McIntyre has been named as the new Queen of the South manager.
He takes over from Allan Johnston who left the club on Monday (24th July) for Kilmarnock.
"He is a young, experienced Manager who has an expansive attacking view on football. We are expecting him to build on the playing style of the current squad."
Queen of the South have announced that they will be naming their new manager at 1pm this afternoon.
Former manager Allan Johnston and his assistant Sandy Clark left the club for Kilmarnock on Monday (24th June).
The search is on for a new manager of Queen of the South.
The Dumfries side lost Allan Johnston yesterday after he signed to his former club Kilmarnock, along with assistant Sandy Clark.
It is a big blow for the club but life and football go on as Matthew Taylor reports: