Challenge Cup draw: Scottish Premiership under-20s teams enter first round

Celtic are the current Development League champions
Celtic were unbeaten as they won last season's SPFL Development League title

Scottish Premiership under-20s teams are among the teams drawn in the first round of the IRN-BRU Cup.

League Two newcomers Edinburgh City visit Motherwell's youngsters, while Highland League champions Cove Rangers take on Dundee's development side.

Relegated East Stirlingshire are at home to Montrose.

The under-20s from Celtic, Aberdeen, Hearts and Rangers will play Annan, Formatine United, Stirling Albion and Stirling University, respectively.

The first round ties of the newly-revamped Challenge Cup are scheduled for 2/3 August.

The 14 winners will be joined by East Fife, Elgin City and eight clubs from last season's League One in the next round, with Championship clubs entering at the next phase.

Crusaders and Linfield from Northern Ireland and Welsh Premier League sides Bala Town and The New Saints enter at the last 16 stage.

Rangers won the cup last season but will not be in the competition this time following their promotion to the top flight.

First round draw

North Section

Cove Rangers v Dundee U20

East Stirlingshire v Montrose

Formatine United v Aberdeen U20

Inverness Caledonian Thistle U20 v Arbroath

Ross County U20 v Brora Rangers

Stirling Albion v Hearts U20

St Johnstone U20 v Turriff United

South Section

Berwick Rangers v Spartans

Celtic U20 v Annan Athletic

Clyde v Partick Thistle U20

Cumbernauld Colts v Hamilton Academical U20

Motherwell U20 v Edinburgh City

Queen's Park v Kilmarnock U20

Rangers U20 v Stirling University

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