Arbroath manager Dick Campbell is looking forward to taking his troops to Tannadice to face Dundee United but reckons the season is starting far too early.
Cowdenbeath manager Gary Bollan hopes that getting his transfer business done early will pay a dividend for the Blue Brazil starting against Raith Rovers.
Raith Rovers may well be hosting Cowdenbeath on unfamiliar home surroundings but manager Barry Smith wants his men to deliver the familiar feeling of success.
Dundee manager Neil McCann may not risk playing Steven Caulker in today’s Betfred Cup season opener against Stirling Albion.
Montrose manager Stewart Petrie is looking forward to taking his League 2 champions to Falkirk but would have preferred more time to prepare.
Brechin boss Darren Dods is looking forward to kicking the new season off in the Betfred Cup against Peterhead at Glebe Park as it will move his side further away from the misery of their last campaign.
East Fife manager Darren Young reckons that his side are starting the season with one of the hardest fixtures possible.
Dundee United manager Csaba Laszlo has called for a new approach to the Betfred Cup so that it can be used more easily as an extended pre-season.
The Thompson era at Dundee United has ended, almost 16 years after it began with some fanfare at Tannadice.
Dundee United’s Jamie Robson has declared himself ready to battle with Callum Booth for the left-back slot when the season kicks off.