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Falkirk will be in pot 3 of the Premier Sports Cup Group Stage draw following The SPFL confirmation of the seeding pots. The draw takes place tomorrow, Wednesday 25th May, at 1.00pm.

The draw will be shown live by Premier Sports via their FreeSports channel. FreeSports is available on Freeview HD channel 65, Sky HD channel 422, Virgin HD 553, TalkTalk 64, BT Vision channel 64 and is also available via Samsung TV Player and on the FreeSports Player — www.freesportsplayer.tv

As previously announced, regionalisation has been removed for 2022/23 after six years of the North/South split in the group stage. There are five seeding pots, based on final league placings in season 2021/22. One club from each pot will be drawn into Groups A-H.

With five SPFL clubs again taking part in UEFA competitions next season, the draw will involve the remaining 37 SPFL clubs from 2021/22 plus Highland League champions Fraserburgh and Lowland League champions Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic.

The additional slot will be taken by Highland League runners-up Buckie Thistle as the Lowland League were granted the extra place last season.

The eight group winners and three best runners-up will join Celtic, Rangers, Heart of Midlothian, Dundee United and Motherwell in the last 16 at the end of August.

 

Seeding pots and club numbers

Pot 1
1 Ross County

2 Livingston

3 Hibernian

4 St Mirren

5 Aberdeen

6 St Johnstone 7 Dundee

8 Kilmarnock

 

Pot 2

9 Arbroath

10 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 11 Partick Thistle

12 Raith Rovers

13 Hamilton Academical

14 Morton

15 Ayr United

16 Dunfermline Athletic

 

Pot 3

17 Queen of the South

18 Cove Rangers

19 Airdrieonians

20 Montrose

21 Queen’s Park

22 Alloa Athletic

23 Falkirk

24 Peterhead

 

Pot 4

25 Clyde

26 Dumbarton

27 East Fife

28 Kelty Hearts

29 Forfar Athletic

30 Annan Athletic

31 Edinburgh City

32 Stenhousemuir

 

Pot 5

33 Stranraer

34 Stirling Albion

35 Albion Rovers

36 Elgin City

37 Cowdenbeath

38 Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic

39 Fraserburgh

40 Buckie Thistle

 

Premier Sports Cup dates 2022/23

Group stage

MD1: Weekend of July 9/10, 2022 MD2: Midweek of July 12/13, 2022 MD3: Weekend of July 16/17, 2022 MD4: Midweek of July 19/20, 2022 MD5: Weekend of July 23/24, 2022

Second round – Midweek of August 30/31, 2022

Quarter-finals – Midweek of October 18-20, 2022

Semi-finals – Weekend of January 14/15, 2023

Final – Sunday February 26, 2023

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