Former Sheffield United favourite set to face another of his old clubs

After completing a surprise move to Alloa Athletic, former Sheffield United midfielder Stefan Scougall could make his full debut for the Scottish Championship outfit against Livingston, the club where he first turned professional, later this afternoon.

Scougall, who made 100 appearances for United and helped them reach the FA Cup semi-finals before leaving Bramall Lane, joined Peter Grant’s side hours before Wednesday’s League Cup victory over Aidrieonians.

Alloa travel to The Tony Macaroni Arena later today for their latest fixture, with Scougall expected to be named in the starting eleven following his second-half cameo in north Lanarkshire.

Grant swooped for Scougall after he parted company with Carlisle United - offering the 27-year-old an opportunity to relaunch his career following a series of fitness issues.

Scougall spent nearly four seasons with United after joining them from Livingston in January 2014, scoring their second goal during a 5-3 defeat by Hull City - a top-flight club at the time - at Wembley three months later.

After being released following United’s promotion to the Championship during Chris Wilder’s first campaign at the helm, Scougall represented St Johnstone before heading to Cumbria.

Following their tie with Livington, Scougall and his team mates face Edinburgh City as they attempt to reach the next phase of the competition. Stenhousemuir complete Group H.

Scougall’s compatriot and former United colleague Marc McNulty recently joined Dundee United on loan from Reading. He impressed during anotger loan spell, this time with Hibernian, last seasoin and is scheduled to spend the remainder of the campaign at Tannadice.

Stefan Scougall (R) was a popular figure at Sheffield United: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images