The Scottish Professional Football League has confirmed the format and seedings for next season's Betfred League Cup competition.
Summer football is on its way to Scotland thanks to a major revamp of the Scottish League Cup.
Dunfermline will travel south to face Ayr United in the tie of the William Hill Scottish Cup third round.
The SPFL has confirmed the date for the commencement of league competitions at the start of the 2016/17 Scottish football season.
Arbroath, without a win in their previous four games, saw the streak extended when they went down to a disappointing 3-1 defeat at Berwick on Saturday.
Dunfermline boss Jim Jefferies said he learned a lot from his side’s visit to Berwick on Saturday.
Lichties boss Todd Lumsden desperately wants his team to maintain the standards his team set at Central Park in this William Hill Scottish Cup third round tie.
Senior media executive Murdoch MacLennan is the new chairman of the Scottish Professional Football League, replacing the outgoing Ralph Topping.
Brechin crashed out of the Petrofac Training Cup after being well beaten at home by League One rivals Peterhead.
It was a free-scoring friendly at Gayfield on Saturday as Arbroath faced Forfar Athletic in what turned out to be a learning experience for both sides.