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Post-split schedule announced

The post-split fixtures have been released by the Scottish Premiership as battles at both ends of the table intensify.

With the title already secured Motherwell, Aberdeen and Dundee United are all battling to secure second place in the table and Europa League qualifying matches.

Motherwell have home advantage against champions Celtic in first match after the split on 19 April, live on Sky Sports, but travel to Dundee United the following week before ending their campaign at Aberdeen on Sunday, 11 May.

Dundee United end the season at Celtic Park and host Aberdeen the week before, live on Sky Sports, while the Pittodrie side will be looking for a third straight win against Neil Lennon's team on 3 May.

Hearts are certain to drop into the Championship next season, but the fight to avoid the relegation play-off spot is intensifying.

While any one of five teams could still finish second from bottom, St Mirren, Partick and Ross County are currently in most danger.

County end their campaign away to Partick and the Highlanders also travel to play St Mirren on 3 May, with Danny Lennon's team playing at Firhill on Friday, 25 April.

Hibernian are by no means safe from the play-off spot and they will host Hearts in what could be the final Edinburgh derby on Sunday, 27 April.

Selected Scottish Premiership post-split fixtures:

Friday, 18 April:

Inverness CT v Aberdeen

Saturday, 19 April

Hearts v Ross County

Kilmarnock v Partick

Motherwell v Celtic

St Johnstone v Dundee Utd

St Mirren v Hibernian

Friday, 25 April

Partick v St Mirren

Saturday, 26 April

Aberdeen v St Johnstone

Dundee Utd v Motherwell

Ross County v Kilmarnock

Sunday, 27 April

Celtic v Inverness CT

Hibernian v Hearts

Saturday, 10 May

Hibernian v Kilmarnock

Partick v Ross County

St Mirren v Hearts

Sunday, 11-May

Aberdeen v Motherwell

Celtic v Dundee Utd

Inverness CT v St Johnstone