Ally McCoist and John Hartson will join Sky Sports' coverage of the Scottish Premiership ahead of the new season.

The new coverage, fronted by host Eilidh Barbour, kicks off this weekend with Aberdeen at home to Rangers on August 1. It comes as Sky beat out BT Sport for exclusive rights to Scottish football.

Regular pundits including Kris Boyd, Darren Fletcher and James McFadden will be joined by the new Celtic and Rangers duo and Sky Sports have plans to enhance the viewing experience beyond punditry as behind closed doors continues to be the feature of our game during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Fan noise will be canned through the TV and now every goal from every live Saturday afternoon game will be shown on Sky Sports News at 6pm following the action around the country. A podcast will also be kick-started with commentator Ian Crocker alongside Boyd and Andy Walker.

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 1st August on the home of Scottish football“.