Scottish League Cup: Tayside and Ayrshire derbies in the group stage
Last Updated: 03/06/17 7:50pm
One of Neil McCann's first jobs as Dundee manager will be preparing for a Tayside derby in July, after his side were drawn with Dundee United for the Scottish League Cup group stages.
The city rivals have not met since May 2016, when United's relegation to the Championship was confirmed by a 2-1 defeat at Dens Park.
The draw also paired Ayrshire rivals Kilmarnock and Ayr United in the same section.
Holders Celtic, Aberdeen, Rangers and St Johnstone receive a bye into the second round owing to their involvement in European qualifiers.
The competition begins on the weekend of 15 July, with four further rounds on 18/19 July, 22 July, 25/26 and the 29th.
The full draw:
Group A - Inverness CT, Falkirk, Stirling Albion, Brechin City, Forfar
Group B - Hearts, Dunfermline, Peterhead, East Fife, Elgin City
Group C - Dundee, Dundee United, Cowdenbeath, Buckie Thistle, Raith Rovers
Group D - Ross County, Hibernian, Montrose, Alloa, Arbroath
Group E - Kilmarnock, Dumbarton, Ayr United, Clyde, Annan Athletic
Group F - Motherwell, Morton, Edinburgh City, Queen's Park, Berwick Rangers
Group G - Hamilton Accies, Queen of South, Albion Rovers, Stenhousemuir, East Kilbride
Group H - Partick Thistle, St Mirren, Airdrie, Stranraer, Livingston