Motherwell have been drawn together with Morton, Edinburgh City, Berwick Rangers and Queen’s Park in Group F of the Betfred Cup.
Stephen Robinson’s men face a tough test against Play-off participants Morton as well as a first competitive meeting with Edinburgh City.
Each team will face four group matches, two at home and two away. The usual 3 points for a win and 1 for a draw applies but there is the addition of a penalty shootout for a bonus point if the score is level after 90 minutes.
Eight group winners automatically qualify, alongside the four best runners-up, which is how the Steelmen progressed last year after finishing behind Rangers.
The pencilled dates for matches are the 15th July, 19th July, 22nd July, 26th July and 29th July. Details of exact fixtures should be published next week, with ticketing information to follow shortly after.
The Steelmen have also confirmed three of our four pre-season friendly fixtures, with games against Stirling (A) on the 1st July, Livingston (A) on the 4th July. That will be followed by a game away to English side Gateshead on the 8th July with one match still to be confirmed on Tue/Wed 11th and 12th July.