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.
Gary Locke may be stepping up his striker search after watching his Raith Rovers side draw a blank in a pre-season friendly defeat away to League Two Forfar Athletic.
Senior media executive Murdoch MacLennan is the new chairman of the Scottish Professional Football League, replacing the outgoing Ralph Topping.
East Fife boss Gary Naysmith said his side could hold their heads high after pushing Falkirk all the way in the Petrofac Training Cup.
Allan Moore’s first competitive game in charge of Arbroath ended in disappointment and frustration as the Red Lichties lost heavily to Barry Smith’s impressive Alloa.
Raith Rovers manager Ray McKinnon slammed his players’ performance in the pre-season friendly defeat to East Fife on Saturday.
Rangers continued their progress in this season’s Petrofac Training Cup courtesy of a 2-0 victory over East Fife at New Bayview.