Scottish football news: Scottish Cup preliminary rounds, transfers

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Monday's headlines

  • Scottish Cup preliminary rounds drawn
  • Rangers, Ross County, Hamilton & Dunfermline transfer news
  • Dons stadium opponents defiant over abuse

Road to Hampden

The draws for the preliminary rounds of the Scottish Cup have been made:

Prelim round one (Sat 13 Aug)Prelim round two (Sat 3 Sept)
Edusport Academy v Colville ParkSt Cuth/Leith v Coldstream
Newtown Stewart v Beith JuniorsGlasgow U/B'rigg v Burntisland Shipyard
Wigtown and Bladnoch v Auchinleck TalbotEdusport/Colville Park v Girvan
Glasgow University v Bonnyrigg RoseN Stewart/Beith v W&B/Auchinleck
St Cuthbert Wanderers v Leith AthleticThreave Rovers v Linlithgow Rose
Bank's O'Dee v Golspie Sutherland

Transfer news

Rangers manager Mark Warburton is hopeful of completing a deal to sign Leicester City forward Joe Dodoo.

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Meanwhile, Rangers midfielder Tom Walsh, 20, has joined St Mirren on loan until January.

Jackson Irvine in action for Burton Albion
Jackson Irvine played for Burton Albion against Stoke City on Saturday

A club record fee Burton Albion agreed to pay Ross County for midfielder Jackson Irvine is believed to be £300,000.

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Michael McGovern embraces Kyle Lafferty at the Euro 2016 finals
Michael McGovern was praised for his performances during the Euro 2016 finals

Championship club Norwich City have emerged as the favourites to sign Northern Ireland goalkeeper Michael McGovern, who is out of contract after two years at Hamilton Academical.

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Accies have bolstered their midfield options with the signing of Italian Massimo Donati, who previously played in Scotland with Celtic.

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Dunfermline have signed Kallum Higginbotham from Kilmarnock, the 27-year-old winger joining the League One champions on a one-year deal.

The former Huddersfield, Motherwell and Partick player was among a group of contracted players who were told by Killie manager Lee Clark immediately after their play-off triumph over Falkirk last season to find new clubs. Only Conrad Balatoni has yet to move on.

Pars manager Allan Johnston told the club's official website: "I'm delighted to have signed Kallum, he is a quality player and someone I've admired for a long time. He will add further quality to our squad for the season ahead."

Aberdeen stadium opponents defiant over abuse

A group opposed to Aberdeen's plans to build a new stadium on the outskirts of the city has vowed to continue its campaign despite facing online abuse.

The Say No To Kingsford Stadium group told BBC Scotland it had been inundated with abuse from some fans.

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