Premier Sports, have this week announced the presenting team for their Scottish Cup coverage.

On Friday evening, Rangers’ match against Cowdenbeath will be the first shown by the channel.

Premier Sports’ deal guarantees first pick Scottish Cup ties for the next six years. From 2020, they will also show up to 16 fixtures from the Scottish League Cup.

Rangers last won the Scottish Cup back in 2009. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

This may be a new station for Scottish football, but strangely, it’s unlikely to take much getting used to.

That is, if you’ve already decided to fork out the £9.99 a month to sign up.

It’s because, the on-air team is an exact replica of that used by BT Sport for their coverage of the SPL.

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McCoist on board

Club legend and former manager Ally McCoist, is now heavily involved in TV coverage. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Ally McCoist’s continued inclusion is a plus for Gers fans.

 

The club’s record goal scorer is obviously a massive Ibrox favourite and initially drew praise for his knowledgeable commentary during the World Cup.

However, alongside McCoist comes Chris Sutton and Stephen Craigan.

Ex-Celtic striker, Sutton, is a controversial figure, while former Motherwell and Partick Thistle defender Craigan, also polarises opinion.

Sutton comments after the recent Old Firm match have sparked controversy. (photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Host, Darrell Currie, commentator, Rory Hamilton, and pitch side reporter, Emma Dodds, complete the line-up.

What do you think of the appointments?

Should fresh faces have been drafted in, or is the BT Sport model one worth replicating?