SPFL newcomers Edinburgh City are in Group G of the Betfred Cup, along with Hamilton Accies, St Mirren, Livingston and Ayr United.
Here’s our preview ahead of the big kick-off this weekend…
Manager: Martin Canning
League Cup fact: Have been semi-finalists on three occasions but yet to reach a final.
Last season: Were beaten 2-1 by Raith Rovers at Stark's Park in round two.
Betfred odds to win Group G: 5/4
Summer signings: Jordan McGregor (Hibernian), Jack Breslin (Celtic).
Manager: Alex Rae
League Cup fact: Beat Hearts 3-2 in 2012/13 to win it for the first time.
Last season: Were beaten 3-2 at home by Livingston in round two.
Betfred odds to win Group G: 9/4
Summer signings: Kyle Hutton (Queen of the South), David Clarkson (Motherwell), Ben Gordon (Livingston), Gary MacKenzie (Doncaster Rovers), Scott Gallacher (Alloa Athletic), John Sutton (St Johnstone).
Manager: Gary Jardine
League Cup fact: Lowland League champions are competing for the first time.
Last season: Did not participate
Betfred odds to win Group G: 28/1
Summer signings: Neil Martyniuk (St Johnstone), Dean Cummings (Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale), Ryan Porteous (Hibernian, loan).
Manager: David Hopkin
League Cup fact: Beat Hibernian 2-0 to lift the trophy in 2003/04.
Last season: Lost 2-0 at home to Inverness CT in the third round.
Betfred odds to win Group G: 8/1
Summer signings: Jordan Sinclair (Hibernian), Sean Crighton (Airdrieonians), Alan Lithgow (Airdrieonians), Nicky Cadden (Airdrieonians), Shaun Byrne (Dunfermline Athletic), Michael Miller (Morton), Thomas Orr (Morton, loan).
Manager: Ian McCall
League Cup fact: Were runners-up in 2001/02 when they lost to Rangers.
Last season: Lost 2-0 away to Ross County in round two.
Betfred odds to win Group G: 10/3
Summer signings: Paul Cairney (Stranraer), Michael Rose (Aberdeen), Daryll Meggatt (Dundee), Jordan Hart (Annan Athletic).
Group G fixtures
Saturday July 16
Ayr United v Hamilton Academical, 3.00pm
Livingston v St Mirren, 3.00pm
Tuesday July 19
St Mirren v Ayr United, 7.45pm
Wednesday July 20
Edinburgh City v Livingston, 7.45pm
Saturday July 23
Ayr United v Edinburgh City, 3.00pm
Hamilton Academical v St Mirren, 3.00pm
Tuesday July 26
Livingston v Ayr United, 7.45pm
Wednesday July 27
Edinburgh City v Hamilton Academical, 7.45pm
Saturday July 30
Hamilton Academical v Livingston, 3.00pm
St Mirren v Edinburgh City, 3.00pm