Motherwell start the 2018/19 season with the visit of Edinburgh City on Tuesday evening in the Betfred Cup group stages.
Here are some key numbers and statistics you need to know ahead of the opening game.
The summer break is getting shorter, or at least it feels that way. Sixty days will have passed between when Motherwell return to competitive action against Edinburgh City and the Scottish Cup final defeat to Celtic in May.
There are five players who could potentially make their Motherwell debuts in Tuesday’s game. Summer recruits Liam Donnelly, Mark Gillespie, Aaron Taylor-Sinclair, Alex Rodríguez Gorrín and Danny Johnson are all fit and in contention to feature.
Motherwell featured in last season’s group stage on their way to the Betfred Cup final and netted 12 goals in the process. Putting five past Queen’s Park and four past Greenock Morton, a further two goals came against Edinburgh City and one more at home to Berwick Rangers.
Manager Stephen Robinson talked in the off season about adding depth to his squad. In the three pre-season games this campaign, he used 25 players and has spoken about his belief that he now has more options, with a number of young players having also shown their capabilities in the games with Crusaders, Darlington and Dunfermline Athletic.
Visitors Edinburgh City are in second position in the group after defeating taking a bonus point at Clyde in the opening matches on Saturday. After a 1-1 draw, the capital club won 4-1 on penalties. In top spot are Queen of the South, who were 2-0 down to Stranraer within 10 minutes but came back to lead 3-2 at half time, before going on to win 5-3.