Near and far in the League Cup draw

Falkirk, East Stirlingshrie and Stenhousemuir have learned their opponents in the League Cup.

The first round draw, made at Easter Road, has pitted Falkirk rivals the Bairns and the Shire together.

It’s just a trip of 4 miles for the Shire, but it’s not so straightforward for Stenhousemuir.

They have the lengthy journey to the south-west where they’ll play Stranraer on August 1.