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Scottish Premiership fixtures in full: Rangers winger Jordan Jones set for Kilmarnock return on opening weekend

Northern Ireland winger Jordan Jones celebrating in Estonia
Northern Ireland winger Jordan Jones celebrating in Estonia

Rangers winger Jordan Jones will face his old club Kilmarnock on the opening weekend of the new Scottish Premiership season.

Champions Celtic will kick-off their quest for a ninth straight Ptitle against St Johnstone on August 3, a day before their rivals' trip to Rugby Park.

Fixtures for the forthcoming campaign were released on Friday morning by the Scottish Professional Football League.

And they see Neil Lennon's side host Saints at Parkhead as they set off on their attempt to equal a feat only previously achieved by Jock Stein's Hoops of the late 1960s and early 1970s and the 1990s Rangers team bossed by Walter Smith.

Celtic have swept all aside over the last three years on their march to an unprecedented triple treble and the prospect of a 10th title in a row will be tantalisingly close if they can keep their winning run up over the next 12 months.

However, Rangers are more determined than ever to bring down their bitter rivals era of dominance.

Steven Gerrard's side get their campaign up and running the following day as they take on Kilmarnock - who will have new boss Angelo Alessio in charge for the first time in domestic competition - at Rugby Park.

The first Old Firm battle of the new term could be vital in shaping the title race and it is scheduled for Ibrox over the fourth weekend on August 31, although all dates are subject to change for television broadcast purposes.

Gers head to Celtic Park on December 29, while the third derby is back at Ibrox over the weekend of March 14. The fourth and final league meeting between the Glasgow giants will likely take place at Parkhead following the top-flight split.

Newly-promoted Ross County will hoist the flag following last year's Championship triumph when they get their season started at home to Hamilton on August 3.

Aberdeen - who lost their grip on their 'best of the rest' tag last season after seeing their four-year run of second place finishes come to an end - host Hearts on the opening day while Hibernian will be hoping to kick-on as Paul Heckingbottom shapes up for his first full season in charge as they welcome St Mirren to Leith.

Motherwell travel to Livingston for their opener hoping to be flush with cash from the impending £3.25million sale of David Turnbull to Celtic.

Should the deal go through, Turnbull could be set for an early return to Fir Park, with Celtic due to visit Lanarkshire on match-day two. Rangers will stage their first Ibrox clash against Hibs over the same weekend of August 10.

Easter Road will be the setting for the opening Edinburgh derby showdown between Hibs and Hearts on September 21 with the Tynecastle return set for Boxing Day. The capital rivals meet again in Leith in a midweek card pencilled in for March 4.

The final round of fixtures before the split takes place on April 4, with Aberdeen against hosting Hearts, Celtic travelling to Hibs, Kilmarnock facing Livingston at Rugby Park, Rangers taking on Motherwell in Govan, County welcoming St Mirren to Dingwall and St Johnstone facing Accies in Perth.

Scottish Premiership fixtures in full

August

03/08/2019 15:00 Aberdeen v Heart of Midlothian

03/08/2019 15:00 Celtic v St. Johnstone

03/08/2019 15:00 Hibernian v St. Mirren

03/08/2019 15:00 Livingston v Motherwell

03/08/2019 15:00 Ross County v Hamilton Academical

04/08/2019 13:30 Kilmarnock v Rangers

10/08/2019 15:00 Hamilton Academical v Kilmarnock

10/08/2019 15:00 Heart of Midlothian v Ross County

10/08/2019 15:00 Motherwell v Celtic

10/08/2019 15:00 Rangers v Hibernian

10/08/2019 15:00 St. Johnstone v Livingston

10/08/2019 15:00 St. Mirren v Aberdeen

24/08/2019 15:00 Celtic v Heart of Midlothian

24/08/2019 15:00 Hamilton Academical v Motherwell

24/08/2019 15:00 Hibernian v St. Johnstone

24/08/2019 15:00 Kilmarnock v Aberdeen

24/08/2019 15:00 Ross County v Livingston

24/08/2019 15:00 St. Mirren v Rangers

31/08/2019 15:00 Aberdeen v Ross County

31/08/2019 15:00 Heart of Midlothian v Hamilton Academical

31/08/2019 15:00 Livingston v St. Mirren

31/08/2019 15:00 Motherwell v Hibernian

31/08/2019 15:00 Rangers v Celtic

31/08/2019 15:00 St. Johnstone v Kilmarnock

September

14/09/2019 15:00 Aberdeen v St. Johnstone

14/09/2019 15:00 Hamilton Academical v Celtic

14/09/2019 15:00 Heart of Midlothian v Motherwell

14/09/2019 15:00 Kilmarnock v Hibernian

14/09/2019 15:00 Rangers v Livingston

14/09/2019 15:00 Ross County v St. Mirren

21/09/2019 15:00 Celtic v Kilmarnock

21/09/2019 15:00 Hibernian v Heart of Midlothian

21/09/2019 15:00 Livingston v Aberdeen

21/09/2019 15:00 Motherwell v Ross County

21/09/2019 15:00 St. Johnstone v Rangers

21/09/2019 15:00 St. Mirren v Hamilton Academical

28/09/2019 15:00 Hamilton Academical v Livingston

28/09/2019 15:00 Hibernian v Celtic

28/09/2019 15:00 Kilmarnock v Ross County

28/09/2019 15:00 Rangers v Aberdeen

28/09/2019 15:00 St. Johnstone v Motherwell

28/09/2019 15:00 St. Mirren v Heart of Midlothian

October

05/10/2019 15:00 Aberdeen v Hibernian

05/10/2019 15:00 Heart of Midlothian v Kilmarnock

05/10/2019 15:00 Livingston v Celtic

05/10/2019 15:00 Motherwell v St. Mirren

05/10/2019 15:00 Rangers v Hamilton Academical

05/10/2019 15:00 Ross County v St. Johnstone

19/10/2019 15:00 Celtic v Ross County

19/10/2019 15:00 Hamilton Academical v Hibernian

19/10/2019 15:00 Heart of Midlothian v Rangers

19/10/2019 15:00 Kilmarnock v Livingston

19/10/2019 15:00 Motherwell v Aberdeen

19/10/2019 15:00 St. Mirren v St. Johnstone

26/10/2019 15:00 Aberdeen v Celtic

26/10/2019 15:00 Hibernian v Ross County

26/10/2019 15:00 Kilmarnock v St. Mirren

26/10/2019 15:00 Livingston v Heart of Midlothian

26/10/2019 15:00 Rangers v Motherwell

26/10/2019 15:00 St. Johnstone v Hamilton Academical

30/10/2019 19:45 Celtic v St. Mirren

30/10/2019 19:45 Hamilton Academical v Aberdeen

30/10/2019 19:45 Hibernian v Livingston

30/10/2019 19:45 Motherwell v Kilmarnock

30/10/2019 19:45 Ross County v Rangers

30/10/2019 19:45 St. Johnstone v Heart of Midlothian

November

02/11/2019 15:00 Aberdeen v Kilmarnock

02/11/2019 15:00 Hamilton Academical v Ross County

02/11/2019 15:00 Heart of Midlothian v Celtic

02/11/2019 15:00 Motherwell v Livingston

02/11/2019 15:00 Rangers v St. Johnstone

02/11/2019 15:00 St. Mirren v Hibernian

09/11/2019 15:00 Celtic v Motherwell

09/11/2019 15:00 Heart of Midlothian v St. Mirren

09/11/2019 15:00 Kilmarnock v Hamilton Academical

09/11/2019 15:00 Livingston v Rangers

09/11/2019 15:00 Ross County v Aberdeen

09/11/2019 15:00 St. Johnstone v Hibernian

23/11/2019 15:00 Celtic v Livingston

23/11/2019 15:00 Hamilton Academical v Rangers

23/11/2019 15:00 Hibernian v Motherwell

23/11/2019 15:00 Kilmarnock v Heart of Midlothian

23/11/2019 15:00 St. Johnstone v Aberdeen

23/11/2019 15:00 St. Mirren v Ross County

30/11/2019 15:00 Aberdeen v St. Mirren

30/11/2019 15:00 Hibernian v Kilmarnock

30/11/2019 15:00 Livingston v Hamilton Academical

30/11/2019 15:00 Motherwell v St. Johnstone

30/11/2019 15:00 Rangers v Heart of Midlothian

30/11/2019 15:00 Ross County v Celtic

December

04/12/2019 19:45 Aberdeen v Rangers

04/12/2019 19:45 Celtic v Hamilton Academical

04/12/2019 19:45 Heart of Midlothian v Livingston

04/12/2019 19:45 Kilmarnock v St. Johnstone

04/12/2019 19:45 Ross County v Hibernian

04/12/2019 19:45 St. Mirren v Motherwell

07/12/2019 15:00 Hamilton Academical v St. Mirren

07/12/2019 15:00 Hibernian v Aberdeen

07/12/2019 15:00 Livingston v Kilmarnock

07/12/2019 15:00 Motherwell v Heart of Midlothian

07/12/2019 15:00 Rangers v Ross County

07/12/2019 15:00 St. Johnstone v Celtic

14/12/2019 15:00 Aberdeen v Hamilton Academical

14/12/2019 15:00 Celtic v Hibernian

14/12/2019 15:00 Heart of Midlothian v St. Johnstone

14/12/2019 15:00 Motherwell v Rangers

14/12/2019 15:00 Ross County v Kilmarnock

14/12/2019 15:00 St. Mirren v Livingston

21/12/2019 15:00 Celtic v Aberdeen

21/12/2019 15:00 Hamilton Academical v Heart of Midlothian

21/12/2019 15:00 Hibernian v Rangers

21/12/2019 15:00 Kilmarnock v Motherwell

21/12/2019 15:00 Livingston v Ross County

21/12/2019 15:00 St. Johnstone v St. Mirren

26/12/2019 15:00 Aberdeen v Livingston

26/12/2019 15:00 Hamilton Academical v St. Johnstone

26/12/2019 15:00 Heart of Midlothian v Hibernian

26/12/2019 15:00 Rangers v Kilmarnock

26/12/2019 15:00 Ross County v Motherwell

26/12/2019 15:00 St. Mirren v Celtic

29/12/2019 15:00 Celtic v Rangers

29/12/2019 15:00 Heart of Midlothian v Aberdeen

29/12/2019 15:00 Livingston v Hibernian

29/12/2019 15:00 Motherwell v Hamilton Academical

29/12/2019 15:00 St. Johnstone v Ross County

29/12/2019 15:00 St. Mirren v Kilmarnock

January

22/01/2020 19:45 Aberdeen v Motherwell

22/01/2020 19:45 Hibernian v Hamilton Academical

22/01/2020 19:45 Kilmarnock v Celtic

22/01/2020 19:45 Livingston v St. Johnstone

22/01/2020 19:45 Rangers v St. Mirren

22/01/2020 19:45 Ross County v Heart of Midlothian

25/01/2020 15:00 Celtic v Ross County

25/01/2020 15:00 Hamilton Academical v Livingston

25/01/2020 15:00 Heart of Midlothian v Rangers

25/01/2020 15:00 Motherwell v Hibernian

25/01/2020 15:00 St. Johnstone v Kilmarnock

25/01/2020 15:00 St. Mirren v Aberdeen

February

01/02/2020 15:00 Hamilton Academical v Celtic

01/02/2020 15:00 Hibernian v St. Mirren

01/02/2020 15:00 Kilmarnock v Ross County

01/02/2020 15:00 Livingston v Motherwell

01/02/2020 15:00 Rangers v Aberdeen

01/02/2020 15:00 St. Johnstone v Heart of Midlothian

05/02/2020 19:45 Aberdeen v St. Johnstone

05/02/2020 19:45 Heart of Midlothian v Kilmarnock

05/02/2020 19:45 Motherwell v Celtic

05/02/2020 19:45 Rangers v Hibernian

05/02/2020 19:45 Ross County v Livingston

05/02/2020 19:45 St. Mirren v Hamilton Academical

12/02/2020 19:45 Celtic v Heart of Midlothian

12/02/2020 19:45 Hamilton Academical v Aberdeen

12/02/2020 19:45 Hibernian v Ross County

12/02/2020 19:45 Kilmarnock v Rangers

12/02/2020 19:45 Livingston v St. Mirren

12/02/2020 19:45 St. Johnstone v Motherwell

15/02/2020 15:00 Aberdeen v Celtic

15/02/2020 15:00 Heart of Midlothian v Hamilton Academical

15/02/2020 15:00 Kilmarnock v Hibernian

15/02/2020 15:00 Motherwell v St. Mirren

15/02/2020 15:00 Rangers v Livingston

15/02/2020 15:00 Ross County v St. Johnstone

22/02/2020 15:00 Aberdeen v Ross County

22/02/2020 15:00 Celtic v Kilmarnock

22/02/2020 15:00 Hamilton Academical v Motherwell

22/02/2020 15:00 Hibernian v Livingston

22/02/2020 15:00 St. Johnstone v Rangers

22/02/2020 15:00 St. Mirren v Heart of Midlothian

March

04/03/2020 19:45 Hibernian v Heart of Midlothian

04/03/2020 19:45 Kilmarnock v Aberdeen

04/03/2020 19:45 Livingston v Celtic

04/03/2020 19:45 Motherwell v Ross County

04/03/2020 19:45 Rangers v Hamilton Academical

04/03/2020 19:45 St. Mirren v St. Johnstone

07/03/2020 15:00 Aberdeen v Hibernian

07/03/2020 15:00 Celtic v St. Mirren

07/03/2020 15:00 Hamilton Academical v Kilmarnock

07/03/2020 15:00 Heart of Midlothian v Motherwell

07/03/2020 15:00 Ross County v Rangers

07/03/2020 15:00 St. Johnstone v Livingston

14/03/2020 15:00 Hibernian v St. Johnstone

14/03/2020 15:00 Kilmarnock v St. Mirren

14/03/2020 15:00 Livingston v Heart of Midlothian

14/03/2020 15:00 Motherwell v Aberdeen

14/03/2020 15:00 Rangers v Celtic

14/03/2020 15:00 Ross County v Hamilton Academical

21/03/2020 15:00 Celtic v St. Johnstone

21/03/2020 15:00 Hamilton Academical v Hibernian

21/03/2020 15:00 Heart of Midlothian v Ross County

21/03/2020 15:00 Livingston v Aberdeen

21/03/2020 15:00 Motherwell v Kilmarnock

21/03/2020 15:00 St. Mirren v Rangers

April

04/04/2020 15:00 Aberdeen v Heart of Midlothian

04/04/2020 15:00 Hibernian v Celtic

04/04/2020 15:00 Kilmarnock v Livingston

04/04/2020 15:00 Rangers v Motherwell

04/04/2020 15:00 Ross County v St. Mirren

04/04/2020 15:00 St. Johnstone v Hamilton Academical

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