Stranraer will be one of 40 teams in the hat for the first round group stage of the 2021/22 League Cup (now rebranded as the Premier Sports Cup).
The draw takes place on Friday 28 May at 1pm, and will be shown live on:
- Premier Sports via their FreeSports channel, which is available online via the FreeSports Player or in your TV listings
- the SPFL YouTube channel
With five SPFL clubs taking part in UEFA competitions next season, the first round group stage draw will involve:
- the other 37 SPFL clubs from 2020/21
- Highland League champions Brora Rangers
- Lowland League champions Kelty Hearts
The other slot in the first round group stage will be taken this year by East Kilbride, who finished as runners up in the Lowland League this season. This follows the drawing of lots between East Kilbride and Fraserburgh, the Highland League runners up.
Those 40 teams will be drawn into eight groups of five on a seeded and regionalised basis. Details of
the seeding pots will be confirmed ahead of the draw.
The eight group winners and three best runners-up will join European qualifiers Rangers, Celtic,
Hibernian, Aberdeen and St Johnstone in the last 16 of the competition.
Group stage dates
- MD1: Weekend of 10/11 July
- MD2: Midweek of 13/14 July
- MD3: Weekend of 17/18 July
- MD4: Midweek of 20/21 July
- MD5: Weekend of 24/25 July