Scottish football news: League Cup continues after penalty drama

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Saturday's headlines

  • Rangers beat Motherwell in League Cup
  • Celtic open safe-standing area against Wolfsburg
  • Hamilton Accies sign McGovern replacement
  • Hamilton, Dundee and Falkirk suffer in League Cup

All's Well for Rangers at Fir Park

Rangers' Martyn Waghorn celebrates
Martyn Waghorn made the game safe for Rangers against Motherwell

James Tavernier and Martyn Waghorn scored the goals as Rangers opened their Scottish League Cup campaign campaign with a win over Motherwell.

The victory over their Premiership rivals suggests that the side promoted as Championship winners will be a force again in the Scottish top flight.

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Celtic stand firm against Wolfsburg

Celtic not only opened their new safe-standing area against Wolfsburg but celebrated with a 2-1 win over the Bundesliga outfit in their pre-season friendly.

Rail seating has been installed in the north-east corner of Celtic Park.

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Hamilton replace McGovern

Remi Matthews in action for Norwich City Under-21s
Remi Matthews has joined Accies after signing a new deal with Norwich

Remi Matthews has joined Hamilton as a replacement for Northern Ireland goalkeeper Michael McGovern after signing a new two-year contract with Norwich City.

The 22-year-old Englishman will spend a season on loan with Accies in the Scottish Premiership.

He becomes Accies' second signing of this week after the arrival of full-back Jack Breslin, released by Celtic.

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Accies, Dark Blues and Bairns suffer

Hamilton Academical slumped to an opening Scottish League Cup defeat away to Ayr United, who were promoted to the Championship.

Another Premiership side, Dundee, lost in a penalty shoot-out against League One outfit East Fife and Championship side Falkirk crashed away to Stirling Albion of League Two.

Other top-flight sides found the going tough, but holders Ross County, Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Kilmarnock and St Johnstone all won their opening group games.

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