THE first leg of Dunfermline's Premiership play-off quarter-final will be played on Tuesday, it has been announced.

This morning, the SPFL have released details of the play-off sechedule, and it has confirmed that Dunfermline will be in action against either Dundee or Raith Rovers on Tuesday evening.

It had originally been suggested that the first leg of the tie would be played on Wednesday, with the return on Sunday, but both matches will be played 24 hours earlier.

Stevie Crawford's side travel to already relegated Alloa Athletic tonight in the final match of the regular Championship season having already assured themselves of at least a fourth place finish.

The fourth placed side will face the team in third in the quarter final, but the identity of Dunfermline's opponents - and the venue for each leg - is still to be decided.

The Pars are three points behind third placed Dundee, and two goals worse off, but if they secure a margin of victory that overturns that, and the Dark Blues lose at Queen of the South, they'd finish third.

That would give them give them home advantage for the second leg, which will be played on Saturday May 8 at 3pm, with the fourth-top team at home on Tuesday at 7pm.

A point for Dundee will secure them third place but, if they win and Raith Rovers lose at home to champions Hearts, James McPake's side would finish second.

That would then mean a home game for Dunfermline with their Fife rivals on Tuesday, with the return in Kirkcaldy next Saturday.

The Pars have also announced that season ticket holders can watch a stream of the home leg for free on Pars TV.

The dates for the semi-finals and final, both legs of which will be screened live by Sky Sports, have also been confirmed.

The full schedule for the Premiership play-offs is as follows:


Tuesday May 4
Premiership play-off quarter-final, 1st leg 
4th in Championship v 3rd in Championship
Kick-off 7.00pm

Saturday May 8
Premiership play-off quarter-final, 2nd leg
3rd in Championship v 4th in Championship
Kick-off 3.00pm

Wednesday May 12
Premiership play-off semi-final, 1st leg 
3rd or 4th in Championship v 2nd in Championship 

Saturday May 15
Premiership play-off semi-final, 2nd leg
2nd in Championship v 3rd or 4th in Championship

Thursday May 20
Premiership play-off final, 1st leg 
2nd or 3rd or 4th in Championship v 11th in Premiership
Live on Sky Sports, kick-off 7.45pm

Monday May 24
Premiership play-off final, 2nd leg
11th in Premiership v 2nd or 3rd or 4th in Championship
Live on Sky Sports, kick-off 7.45pm.

Meanwhile, the pyramid play-offs, featuring Kelty Hearts, were given the go-ahead yesterday and its schedule has also been confirmed.

Barry Ferguson's side will travel to play Highland League winners Brora Rangers at Dudgeon Park on Tuesday, at 7pm, with the return at New Central Park next Saturday (May 8) at 3pm.

Dates for the games between the winners of that game and Brechin City have yet to be confirmed.