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Summary

  1. Ian Cathro and Austin MacPhee unveiled as new Hearts coaching team
  2. 19:45 GMT - Champions League - Man City v Celtic
  3. 19:45 GMT - Scottish Premiership - Aberdeen v Kilmarnock
  4. Scottish Cup third round replays, Championship, League One and League Two action

Live Reporting

By Kenny Crawford and Andrew Southwick

All times stated are UK

  1. Join us later

    We're taking a short break but do join us from 7pm as we bring you live text coverage of all this evening's Scottish football action, including the Premiership clash between Aberdeen and Kilmarnock, matches in the Championship, League One, League Two and the Scottish Cup.

  2. Celtic youngsters fall to heartbreaking defeat

    Man City Youth 3-2 Celtic Youth

    Celtic's youngsters looked on course for a significant victory over their Manchester City counterparts in this afternoon's Uefa Youth League encounter, but let slip a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2.

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  3. Get Involved

    Text 80295 or tweet using #BBCSportScot

    Give us your thoughts on today's Scottish football news.

    Is Ian Cathro the right man for Hearts?

    Can Celtic get a result this evening against Manchester City?

    Will Aberdeen get back to winning ways this evening or can Kilmarnock gain revenge for their 4-0 drubbing at home to the Dons in October?

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  5. No limits

    Richard Wilson

    BBC Scotland

    Ian Cathro wants to push the boundaries of what Hearts can achieve after being appointed the club's head coach.

    The 30 year-old succeeds Robbie Neilson and wants to build on the work that established Hearts as a top four side.

    Cathro has no playing or management experience but insists there will be no issues with being the voice of authority in the dressing room.

    "There isn't a limit to what you can do unless you believe in limits everybody else has set for years," he said.

    READ RICHARD'S ARTICLE IN FULL HERE

    Hearts head coach Ian Cathro
    Image caption: Hearts head coach Ian Cathro
  6. Remember Leigh?

    Tom English

    BBC Sport Scotland

    From Pep Guardiola to Zinedine Zidane, the herograms for Moussa Dembele keep flooding. All manner of global footballing icons have praised the young Celtic striker to the high heavens, a slightly surreal but totally understandable reaction given what he was done with his club and with the French under 21 side.

    In all of this, it's worth considering the man he has displaced at Celtic Park - Leigh Griffiths. It only seems a relative blink of an eye ago that Griffiths wasn't just The Man at Parkhead, but The Only Man. Forty goals last season and eight in his first 10 appearances this season, Griffiths carried the goalscoring burden - and he carried it lightly.

    He has nine goals so far this season. At this point last season he had 18. Injury robbed him of his place in the team in late August and Dembele's excellence has kept on the sidelines. Since returning from a month out, Griffiths has started just two games for his club, albeit both of them were recently. Of the truly big games, he played just six minutes against Manchester City, 19 minutes against Borussia Monchengladbach, 20 minutes against Rangers and one minute against Aberdeen.

    This is a challenge for Griffiths but also for Brendan Rodgers. How does he keep his second striker happy and sharp and confident? There will come a point when Dembele is tired or injured or just out of sorts. After so long in the wings, can Griffiths just slot back in and be the player he was before? He thrives on involvement. He's been totally professional, but deep down he must be a hugely frustrated player right now. He has to be wondering when he's going to nail down a starting place again.

    You wonder what Rodgers is thinking ahead of tonight's Champions League meeting with Man City. Does he continue with Dembele, who scored twice against City in Glasgow, or is this one for Griffiths - a European game to get his mojo back?  Rodgers has two class strikers, but their stories are in stark contrast so far this season.

  7. Austin's power

    Meet Austin MacPhee, who will be right-hand man to Hearts head coach Ian Cathro.

    He talks of having "synergy" with Cathro, but not complete synergy, so they won't be afraid to challenge each other's thinking.

    Their reign begins versus Rangers at Ibrox on Saturday.

    Hearts assistant head coach Austin MacPhee
    Image caption: Hearts assistant head coach Austin MacPhee
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  9. Older than the head coach?

    If our calculations are correct, Don Cowie will be the only current Hearts first-team player older than the head coach.

    Cowie is 33 and the new boss Ian Cathro is 30.

    Hearts midfielder Don Cowie is older than new head coach Ian Cathro
    Image caption: Hearts midfielder Don Cowie is older than new head coach Ian Cathro
  10. Aberdeen v Kilmarnock 19:45 GMT

    • Aberdeen have won each of their last 11 Scottish Premiership contests against Kilmarnock, scoring 23 and conceding just four.
    • Killie’s last win against Aberdeen came in December 2012, winning 2-0 at Pittodrie thanks to two goals from Liam Kelly.
    • None of the Dons’ last nine league games has ended level, with Aberdeen winning six of those and losing the other three.
    • Kilmarnock are looking to win consecutive top-flight games for the first time since October 2015.
    • Adam Rooney scored twice in Aberdeen’s 4-0 win over Kilmarnock in October.
    • Half of Kilmarnock’s goals this season in the Scottish Premiership have been scored by Souleymane Coulibaly (7 of 14).
    Aberdeen beat Kilmarnock 4-0 at Rugby Park in October
    Image caption: Aberdeen beat Kilmarnock 4-0 at Rugby Park in October
  11. Questions of Cathro

    Are there questions like these about new Hearts head coach Ian Cathro swirling around your head?...

    Q.What is his background?

    Q. What kind of person is he?

    Q. What kind of team will he send out?

    Worry not, BBC Scotland's Richard Wilson has the answers for you HERE.

    Hearts head coach Ian Cathro, 30, says he is ready for the job.
    Image caption: Hearts head coach Ian Cathro, 30, says he is ready for the job.
  12. Big night for Bonnyrigg

    In amongst tonight's football action is Bonnyrigg Rose's Scottish Cup third round replay away to Dumbarton.

    Here's a video reminder of how the first meeting at New Dundas Park unfolded...

  13. Remember the gossip!

    Here's a reminder of what the back pages were saying this morning....

    - who else is interested in Celtic's Moussa Dembele?

    - ex-Everton midfielder to join Hibs?

    - Josh Windass on his way back south?

    - can Killie hold onto their star striker?

    READ THE GOSSIP IN FULL HERE

  14. Man City v Celtic 19:45 GMT

    It's Celtic's last outing of their 2016-17 Champions League campaign tonight and they travel to the Etihad to face Pep Guardiola's Manchester City.

    Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has been saying how "happy" he is managing the Scottish champions.

    He certainly looked chuffed before heading this ball into the back of the net...

    READ MORE HERE

    Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers
    Image caption: This is Brendan Rodgers' first match managing in England since leaving Liverpool in 2015.
  15. Get Involved

    Text 80295 or tweet using hashtag #BBCSportScot

    What do you make of the appointments of Ian Cathro and Austin MacPhee as Hearts' new management team? What should be their minimum expectations? 

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  16. Cathro and MacPhee unveiled by Hearts

    Ian Cathro is the new head coach at Hearts.

    Joining him as assistant head coach at Tynecastle is Austin MacPhee, who is part of the Northern Ireland coaching set up.

    FULL STORY HERE