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Latest Scottish Premiership TV selections for August and pundits revealed

The latest Scottish Premiership TV selections for August have been revealed ahead of the new campaign which starts this upcoming weekend.

Sky Sports has announced its plans for the top flight season, with ‘new pundits, exciting features and the first place to see all the goals on TV’.

It’s been announced on Tuesday that Eilidh Barbour will be presenting the coverage of up to 48 live matches from 2020 going into 2021.

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It was last season that Eilidh replaced Hayley McQueen on BT Sport as she initially brought in to cover Hayley during her maternity leave, though has impressed so much that she’s got the job permanently.

The refreshed lineup for the Sky Sports Scottish Premier team includes analyst Kris Boyd, James McFadden, former Rangers, St Johnstone and Kilmarnock striker Ally McCoist, former Scotland and Man Utd midfielder Darren Fletcher, and former Celtic striker John Hartson.

Fletcher is being described by fans as a bizarre inclusion to the Sky Sports Scottish pundit team, considering Darren played his whole career in England.

Retired footballer Kris Commons is no where to be seen having previously been a pundit for the Scottish football coverage.

The ever controversial Chris Sutton looks set to remain over at BT Sport to cover the English Premier League and it’s European football, the Champions League and Europa League.

The commentary box will be the much experienced Ian Crocker along with former footballer Andy Walker, who was once criticised by Celtic captain Scott Brown, labelling him a “poor man’s Gary Neville” in May 2016.

Sky Sports will showing every Saturday goal first on Sky Sports News at 6pm each weekend.

Like the English Premier League, new features will enhance the viewing experience, there will be the choice of crowd noise, as matches continue to be played behind closed doors.

There will also be a new weekly Scottish football podcast launched and hosted by Sky Sports, fair to say they are really going for it this upcoming season, though when it comes to advertising on the league, it’s been rather minimal.

Sky Sports director of football Gary Hughes said: “We’re delighted to be able to bring our customers comprehensive and exclusive coverage of the Scottish Premiership in this, the first year of a five-year contract. It promises to be a thrilling season and we can’t wait to get going on August 1 on the home of Scottish football.”

Steven Gerrard’s Rangers will be kicking off the opening round of fixtures on Sky Sports this Saturday with a trip to Aberdeen.

Champions Celtic will then unfurl the championship flag at home to Hamilton 24 hours later.

Monday night football sees Ross County host Motherwell at Dingwall at 7:45pm.

Latest Scottish Premiership TV selections for August

Sat Aug 1: Aberdeen vs Rangers – 12.30pm
Sun Aug 2: Celtic vs Hamilton – 4.30pm
Mon Aug 3: Ross County vs Motherwell – 7.45pm
Sat Aug 8: St Johnstone vs Aberdeen – 12.30pm
Sun Aug 9: Kilmarnock vs Celtic – 4.30pm
Tue Aug 11: Dundee Utd vs Hibernian – 6pm
Wed Aug 12: St Mirren vs Celtic – 6pm
Sat Aug 15: Hibernian vs Motherwell – 5.30pm
Sun Aug 16: Livingston vs Rangers – 4.30pm
Sat Aug 22: Dundee Utd vs Celtic – 5.30pm
Sun Aug 23: St Johnstone vs Hibernian – 4.30pm

The SPFL will publish the fixtures for the Scottish Championship, League 1 and League 2 on Wednesday July 29 at 2.00pm…

The 2020/21 fixture launch for the three divisions will be covered live on Sky Sports News.

The Scottish Championship, Scottish League 1 and Scottish League 2 are all due to kick off on Saturday October 17, with clubs playing 27 matches each.

Scottish Football is something new we’ll be covering on the fanbanter.co.uk website from the 2020/21 season onwards, so keep an your eyes peeled for more SPFL articles.

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