Falkirk and Stenhousemuir learn opponents for Premier Sports Cup group stages

The draw has been made for the 2021/22 Premier Sports Scottish League Cup group stages as clubs across Scotland have learned their opponents for the opening competitive games of the new season.

Friday, 28th May 2021, 1:20 pm
The Premier Sports Cup (FKA the Betfred Cup) group stages have been drawn (Pic courtesy if SPFL)

Falkirk have been drawn in Group E with Hamilton Accies, Ayr United, Albion Rovers and Edinburgh City.

Stenhousemuir are in Group H with St Mirren, Dunfermline Athletic, Partick Thistle and Dumbarton.

The eight group winners and three best runners-up will join European qualifiers Rangers, Celtic, Hibernian, Aberdeen and cup holders St Johnstone in the last 16 of the competition.

The dates for each club’s four group-stage matches are expected to be confirmed shortly after.

Matchday 1 of the competition will take place on July 10 and 11 while matchday two will take place on July 13 and 14.

The following three group-stage matchdays are on July 17/18, 20/21 and 24/25.

The second round will take place on the weekend of August 14/15, quarter-finals on the midweek of September 21 to 23, semi-finals on the weekend of November 20/21 and the final on Sunday, December 19.