Paul Heckingbottom knows from experience that a cup run can rescue a manager’s job and kick-start a season.
Tag: Scottish League Cup
Celtic boss Neil Lennon says the demise of Craig Levein has left “a bitter taste” in his mouth.
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard was surprised by the timing of Craig Levein’s sacking by Hearts as the clubs prepare to meet in the semi-final of the Betfred Cup.
Hearts and Hibernian have both expressed frustration at seeing their Betfred Cup semi-final ticket allocations cut.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.