Rangers begin Sky Sports Cup defence at Dundee United


Holders Rangers will start their Sky Sports Cup defence at Dundee United in the second round of the competition.

Jo Potter’s Gers side beat Partick Thistle at Tynecastle Park last season to seal the trophy, and the Jags start their campaign against Spartans this time around.

All 12 top-flight clubs enter at the second-round stage with SWPL champions Celtic at Montrose, seven-time winners Hibernian facing Queen’s Park and six-time champions Glasgow City facing Hearts.

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Highlights from the Sky Sports Cup final between Rangers and Partick Thistle

The eight fixtures in round two take place on or before September 29, following the opening round at the start of the month with Gartcairn playing St Johnstone, Rossvale at Boroughmuir Thistle, Hamilton Academical facing Kilmarnock and Ayr United taking on Livingston.

Sky Sports Cup first-round draw:

  • Gartcairn vs St Johnstone
  • Boroughmuir Thistle vs Rossvale
  • Hamilton Academical vs Kilmarnock
  • Ayr United vs Livingston

Sky Sports Cup second-round draw:

  • Aberdeen vs Gartcairn or St Johnstone
  • Queen’s Park vs Hibernian
  • Heart of Midlothian vs Glasgow City
  • Montrose vs Celtic
  • Dundee United vs Rangers
  • Motherwell vs Hamilton Academical or Kilmarnock
  • Boroughmuir Thistle or Rossvale vs Ayr United or Livingston
  • Partick Thistle vs Spartans

What are the key dates for the 2024/25 SWPL season?

Start date – August 11
SWPL 1 winter break – December 23 to January 12, 2025
SWPL 2 winter break – December 16 to January 4, 2025
Final pre-split fixtures – March 2, 2025
Final round of matches – May 18, 2025
Play-off finals – May 22/23, 2025
Sky Sports Cup final – March 22 or 23, 2025

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DUNDEE, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 05: A close-up of the new SPFL ball before a cinch Premiership match between Dundee and Motherwell at Dens Park, on August 05, 2023, in Dundee, Scotland. (Photo by Sammy Turner / SNS Group)

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