We begin our look ahead to the Betfred Cup with a preview of Group A – which involves Dundee, Dumbarton, Peterhead, Forfar Athletic and East Fife.
Manager: Paul Hartley
League Cup fact: Dundee have won the trophy three times, most recently in 1973/74 when they beat Celtic 1-0 in the final.
Last season: Lost 3-1 to Dunfermline Athletic at East End Park in round two.
Betfred odds to win Group A: 8/11
Summer signings: Danny Williams (Inverness Caley Thistle), James Vincent (Inverness Caley Thistle), Yordi Teijsse (Quick Boys), Mark O'Hara (Kilmarnock), Michael Duffy (Celtic, loan).
Manager: Stephen Aitken
League Cup fact: Reached the semi-finals in 1970/71 but lost 4-3 to Celtic in a replay.
Last season: Round one - lost to East Fife on penalties after a 1-1 draw.
Betfred odds to win Group A: 4/1
Summer signings: Robert Thomson (Brechin City), Andy Stirling (Stranraer), Craig Pettigrew (Stranraer), Ryan Stevenson (Ayr United), David Smith (Falkirk).
Manager: Jim McInally
League Cup fact: Peterhead’s first ever League Cup tie was against Inverness Caley Thistle in the 2000/01 competition – they lost 3-2.
Last season: Lost 3-0 to Rangers at Ibrox in round one.
Betfred odds to win Group A: 5/1
Summer signings: Scott Rumsby (Stranraer), Fraser Hobday (Huntly, loan).
Manager: Gary Bollan
League Cup fact: Reached the semi-finals in 1977/78 but lost 5-2 to Rangers after extra time.
Last season: Lost 2-1 at home to Hearts after extra time in round two.
Betfred odds to win Group A: 14/1
Summer signings: Jamie Bain (Airdrieonians), David Cox (Airdrieonians), Jim Lister (Airdrieonians), Stuart Malcolm (Stenhousemuir), Grant Adam (Cowdenbeath), Lewis Milne (Cowdenbeath), Andy Munro (Arbroath), Marc Scott (Carnoustie Panmure).
Manager: Gary Naysmith
League Cup fact: East Fife were winners three times in the first eight seasons of the competition - 1947/48, 1949/50 and 1953/54.
Last season: Lost 3-1 at home to Motherwell after extra time in round two.
Betfred odds to win Group A: 8/1
Summer signings: Willie Muir (Queen's Park), Chris Kane (Cowdenbeath), Chris Duggan (Partick Thistle), Mark Lamont (Stirling Albion), Tony Wallace (Nairn County), Scott Robinson (Dunfermline Athletic), Ross Mutch (AM Soccer Club)
Group A fixture list
Saturday July 16
East Fife v Dundee, 3.00pm
Forfar Athletic v Dumbarton, 3.00pm
Tuesday July 19
Dumbarton v East Fife, 7.45pm
Peterhead v Forfar Athletic, 8.00pm
Saturday July 23
Dundee v Dumbarton, 3.00pm
East Fife v Peterhead, 3.00pm
Tuesday July 26
Forfar Athletic v East Fife, 7.45pm
Peterhead v Dundee, 8.00pm
Saturday July 30
Dumbarton v Peterhead, 3.00pm
Dundee v Forfar Athletic, 3.00pm