Life after Will Vaulks started in bizarre fashion for Falkirk as they conceded three first-half penalties in a 3-0 defeat by group leaders St Johnstone in the Betfred Cup.
Two Danny Swanson penalties help St Johnstone to a 3-0 victory over Falkirk in the League Cup.
St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright was happy with his team’s 3-1 Betfred Cup win at Elgin City but felt it should have been more convincing.
Stirling Albion get the better of Championship side Falkirk to go joint top of the League Cup Group B as St Johnstone beat Elgin City.
The first league Old Firm derby in four years has been moved to an earlier kick-off and will be broadcast live by Sky Sports.
St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright is determined his squad will not drop their standards as he prepares for the forthcoming season.
Rangers and Hamilton will get the 2016/17 season underway after the match at Ibrox was moved to a 12.30pm kick-off on 6 August.
John Sutton has revealed he was sold on a return to St Mirren by manager Alex Rae’s ambition after swapping Perth for Paisley.