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Scottish League Cup to get under way in October

All 42 SPFL clubs will take part in the tournament, with the final at Hampden in February 2021.

The 2020/21 Scottish League Cup will get under way in October.

All 42 SPFL clubs will take part in the tournament and could be joined by Highland and Lowland league champions Brora Rangers and Kelty Hearts.

The group stage will begin on Tuesday, October 6, with the cup concluding at Hampden on Sunday, February 28.

Celtic won last season’s League Cup, beating Rangers 1-0 in the final.

Scottish football will resume on August 1 when the Premiership gets under way, with the lower divisions beginning in October.

SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster said: “The process of scheduling the SPFL’s premier cup competition has been made much more difficult this year due to the disruption caused by Covid-19, but we are delighted to be in a position to confirm five uninterrupted rounds of fixtures once again.”

Scottish League Cup schedule

Group stage

Matchday 1 – Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Matchday 2 – Saturday, October 10, 2020

Matchday 3 – Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Matchday 4 – Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Matchday 5 – Saturday, November 14, 2020

Second Round

Saturday and Sunday, November 28-29, 2020

Quarter-Finals

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday December 15-17, 2020

Semi-Finals

Saturday and Sunday, January 23-24, 2021

Final

Sunday, February 28, 2021