Clubs from across the country have learned their first competitive opposition of next season as the SPFL made the draw for the League Cup group stage.
The competition begins in July with seven of the Premiership sides in the hat along with every team from the Championship, League One and League Two, as well as representatives from the Highland and Lowland Leagues.
The 40 clubs were drawn into eight groups of five, with seedings based on last season’s final league positions then split on a geographical basis. Each group consists of one top seed, one second seed and three unseeded clubs.
The eight group winners and three best runners-up will join European qualifiers Rangers, Celtic, Hibernian, Aberdeen and St Johnstone, the current holders, in the last 16.
Group A: Hearts, Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Peterhead, Cove Rangers, Stirling Albion
Group B: Dundee United, Arbroath, East Fife, Elgin City, Kelty Hearts
Group C: Ross County, Dundee, Forfar, Montrose, Brora Rangers
Group D: Livingston, Raith Rovers, Alloa, Cowdenbeath, Brechin City
Group E: Hamilton Accies, Ayr United, Falkirk, Albion Rovers, Edinburgh City
Group F: Motherwell, Queen of the South, Airdrieonians, Annan Athletic, Queen’s Park
Group G: Kilmarnock, Morton, Clyde, Stranraer, East Kilbride
Group H: St Mirren, Dunfermline, Stenhousemuir, Partick Thistle, Dumbarton
Group stage dates
Match day 1: Weekend of July 10/11
Match day 2: Midweek of July 13/14
Match day 3: Weekend of July 17/18
Match day 4: Midweek of July 20/21
Match day 5: Weekend of July 24/25
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