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The draw for the first stage of the Betfred Cup – the League Cup as was – was made on Friday evening.

Hearts have been drawn with Dunfermline Athletic, Peterhead, East Fife and Elgin City.

Hibernian have been drawn with Ross County, Montrose, Alloa and Arbroath.

Edinburgh City have been drawn with Motherwell, Morton, Queens Park and Berwick Rangers.

Celtic, Aberdeen, Rangers and St Johnstone receive a bye into the second round of the competition due to their involvement in European tournaments.

The ties are due to be played between 15th and 29th July with some of them being broadcast on BT Sport.

The full draw is as follows:

South draw

Group E – Kilmarnock, Dumbarton, Ayr United, Clyde, Annan Athletic

Group F – Motherwell, Morton, Edinburgh City, Queen’s Park, Berwick Rangers

Group G – Hamilton Accies, Queen of South, Albion Rovers, Stenhousemuir, East Kilbride

Group H – Partick Thistle, St Mirren, Airdrie, Stranraer, Livingston

North draw

Group A – Inverness CT, Falkirk, Stirling Albion, Brechin City, Forfar

Group B – Hearts, Dunfermline, Peterhead, East Fife, Elgin City

Group C – Dundee, Dundee United, Cowdenbeath, Buckie Thistle, Raith Rovers

Group D – Ross County, Hibernian, Montrose, Alloa, Arbroath



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