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Elgin City and Buckie Thistle discover Premier Sports Cup opponents

By Ewan Malcolm

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ELGIN City and Buckie Thistle have discovered their groups for next season’s Scottish League Cup.

Elgin City and Buckie Thistle will both take part in next season's League Cup.
Elgin City and Buckie Thistle will both take part in next season's League Cup.

City have been drawn in Group C of the competition alongside Hibernian, Queen’s Park, Kelty Hearts and Peterhead.

Buckie, who won the Highland League on goal difference, feature in a group alongside three other league champions with Championship winners Dundee United, League 1 champions Falkirk and League 2 champions Stenhousemuir. Scott Brown’s Ayr United round off group B.

The Premier Sports Cup groups in full:

Group A - Aberdeen, Airdrieonians, Queen of the South, Dumbarton, East Kilbride

Group B - Dundee United, Ayr United, Falkirk, Stenhousemuir, Buckie Thistle

Group C - Hibernian, Queen's Park, Kelty Hearts, Peterhead, Elgin City

Group D - Dundee, Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Arbroath, Annan Athletic, Bonnyrigg Rose

Group E - Livingston, Dunfermline Athletic, Cove Rangers, The Spartans, Forfar Athletic

Group F - St Johnstone, Greenock Morton, Alloa Athletic, East Fife, Brechin City

Group G - Motherwell, Partick Thistle, Montrose, Edinburgh City, Clyde

Group H - Ross County, Raith Rovers, Hamilton Academical, Stirling Albion, Stranraer

Next season’s League Cup will also provide a timely boost in finances for participating clubs with a record-breaking £3.5 million in prize money on offer.

Elgin and Buckie will each receive around £30,000 for their participation.

They could also receive a TV facility fee of £18,000 if any of their matches are selected for live broadcast by Premier Sports.

The group stage will begin on the weekend of July 13/14 with fixtures to be announced in due course.

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