The Betfred Cup kicks off this weekend, with Partick Thistle, Queen of the South, Stenhousemuir, Queen’s Park and Airdrieonians in Group E.
We take a look at the five clubs bidding for a place in the last 16 of the competition:
Manager: Alan Archibald
League Cup fact: Stunned Celtic 4-1 to win the League Cup in 1971/72.
Last season: Lost 1-0 at home to Falkirk in round two.
Betfred odds to win Group E: 4/5
Summer signings: Chris Erskine (Dundee United), Ade Azeez (AFC Wimbledon), Danny Devine (Inverness Caley Thistle), David Syme (Kilmarnock), Ziggy Gordon (Hamilton Accies).
Queen of the South
Manager: Gavin Skelton
League Cup fact: Queens have been semi-finalists twice - 1950/51 and 1960/61.
Last season: Lost 1-0 at home to Morton in round two.
Betfred odds to win Group E: 11/4
Summer signings: Steven Rigg (Carlisle United), Jamie Hamill (Kilmarnock), Lyndon Dykes (Surfers Paradise), Grant Anderson (Raith Rovers), Lee Robinson.
Manager: Brown Ferguson
League Cup fact: Have never gone as far as the semi-finals of the competition.
Last season: Were beaten 2-0 at Stranraer in the first round.
Betfred odds to win Group E: 10/1
Summer signings: Colin McCabe (Celtic, loan), Vincent Berry (Queen's Park), Fraser Kerr (Cowdenbeath), Jack Smith (East Kilbride).
Manager: Gus MacPherson
League Cup fact: Are playing their opening game at the Excelsior Stadium.
Last season: Went down 2-0 at home to Forfar in round one.
Betfred odds to win Group E: 11/1
Summer signings: Ross Millen (Clyde), Josh Watt (Cumnock Juniors), Darren Miller (Kilbirnie Ladeside), Aiden Malone (Cumnock Juniors), Mark Williams (Alloa Athletic), Anton Brady (East Kilbride), Andrew Murphy (Fauldhouse United), Gregor Fotheringham (Camelon Juniors).
Manager: Eddie Wolecki Black
League Cup fact: Airdrieonians have featured in seven League Cup semi-finals.
Last season: Lost 5-0 at home to Rangers in the second round.
Betfred odds to win Group E: 7/1
Summer signings: Andy Ryan (Forfar Athletic), Iain Russell (Queen of the South), Joe Gorman (Maidenhead United), Ryan Conroy (Queen of the South), James Daly (Drogheda United), Kevin Schmidt (East Kilbride).
Group E fixtures
Friday July 15
Airdrieonians v Partick Thistle, 7.30pm
Saturday July 16
Queen's Park v Queen of the South, 3.00pm (at Airdrie)
Tuesday July 19
Queen of the South v Airdrieonians, 7.45pm
Stenhousemuir v Queen's Park, 7.30pm
Saturday 23 July
Airdrieonians v Stenhousemuir, 3.00pm
Partick Thistle v Queen of the South, 3.00pm
Tuesday 26 July
Queen's Park v Airdrieonians, 7.30pm
Stenhousemuir v Partick Thistle, 7.30pm
Saturday 30 July
Partick Thistle v Queen's Park, 3.00pm
Queen of the South v Stenhousemuir, 3.00pm