The First Round draw for the 2016/17 IRN-BRU Cup will take place at Hampden Park tomorrow morning at 11.30am.
Clubs from last season’s Ladbrokes League 2 (minus East Fife and Elgin City) will be joined by representatives from the Lowland and Highland Leagues as well as Under 20 teams from the Ladbrokes Premiership.
The First Round Draw will be regionalised and will be structured to ensure that, so far as possible, Under 20 Teams do not face each other, Highland League clubs do not face each other and Lowland League clubs do not face each other.
Each regional section will be split into two pools. Teams in Pool A will be drawn to play teams in Pool B. Teams in Pool C will be drawn to play teams in Pool D.
North Section - Pool A
Heart of Midlothian U20s
Inverness CT U20s
Ross County U20s
St Johnstone U20s
North Section - Pool B
South Section - Pool C
Hamilton Academical U20s
Partick Thistle U20s
South Section - Pool D
University of Stirling
First round ties are scheduled for Tuesday the 2nd and Wednesday the 3rd of August.
The 14 winners from the First Round will be joined by East Fife, Elgin City and the clubs from last season's Ladbrokes League 1 (minus Dunfermline Athletic and Ayr United) for the Second Round stage.
The Ladbrokes Championship clubs join the competition in the Third Round along with Dunfermline and Ayr.
The representatives from the Northern Ireland Football League (Crusaders and Linfield) and the Welsh Premier League (Bala Town and The New Saints) enter the competition in the Fourth Round.