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Lower league sides learn fate at SPFL Trust Trophy draw

Premiership B teams are also in the mix for the first and second round ties.

Lower league sides learn fate at SPFL Trust Trophy draw SNS Group
Raith Rovers won last season's SPFL Trust Trophy final.

The draw for the first two rounds of this season’s SPFL Trust Trophy has taken place, with the teams that kick off the tournament learning their first opposition.

The competition welcomes teams from below the Premiership, as well as B teams from 11 top flight clubs.

Later in the competition, teams from outside Scottish football are invited, with Welsh and Irish teams entering at the third round.

Round 1 is played between the Premiership B teams who entered, the top four sides from both the Highland and Lowland Leagues, and the sides that finished 8th-10th in League 2 last season.

Games in the opening round will be played on August 9/10.

The second round see the remaining League 2 sides join the competition, as well as the bottom two sides from last season’s League 1 along with the first round winners. Those ties will be played on August 23/24.

Round 1 fixtures

North Section

Brora Rangers v Aberdeen B

Heart of Midlothian B v Buckie Thistle

Fraserburgh v St Johnstone B

Hibernian B v Brechin City

Elgin City v Dundee United B

South Section

Bonnyrigg Rose v Livingston B

St Mirren B v East Stirlingshire

Spartans v Rangers B

Motherwell B v East Kilbride

Albion Rovers v Celtic B

Kilmarnock B v Cowdenbeath

Round two fixtures

North Section

Spartans or Rangers B v Dumbarton

Motherwell B or East Kilbride v Annan Athletic

Albion Rovers or Celtic B v Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic or Livingston B

FC Edinburgh v Stranraer

Kilmarnock B or Cowdenbeath v St Mirren B or East Stirlingshire