SHOULD Hearts and Rangers break away from the pack and face a duel for the title, it is likely results like this one rather than the three remaining head-to-heads between the pair that will decide who finally comes out on top.
Alan Stubbs, the Hibernian head coach, has insisted that he would not risk short-changing the Edinburgh club's supporters by selecting a team of unfamiliar youngsters for tonight's League Cup tie against Dumbarton.
IF it was premature to rain criticism on top of Rangers following a sluggish start to the season then it is surely also too early to say they have turned the corner following two home wins in succession over part-time opposition.
ON an eventful night at the Bet Butler Stadium, the hosts were reduced to 10 men, referee Steve O'Reilly had to leave the field injured and Chris Kane scored his now customary late goal as Dumbarton reclaimed their place in the top four on goal difference.
THE glass was left half empty at Recreation Park on Saturday. It was the result of Paul Hartley having his fill as manager of Alloa Athletic and taking the decision to tender his resignation, following a match which had already left his erstwhile side feeling a bit sore.