Published: 02/07/2014 14:25 - Updated: 02/07/2014 14:42

Elgin host Stirling in first cup match of season

Written byCraig Christie

ELGIN City will kick off their new season with a home match against League 1 Stirling Albion in the Petrofac Training Cup.

New signing Matthew Cooper is set for an Elgin City cup debut against Stirling Albion.
New signing Matthew Cooper is set for an Elgin City cup debut against Stirling Albion.

Wednesday’s draw at Easter Road paired the Moray side with the Binos, who were promoted from City’s league last season through the play-offs.

Barry Wilson’s new signings Mike Fraser and Matthew Cooper could make their competitive debuts for the club in the tie on Saturday, July 26.

Returning players Daniel Moore and Gordon Finlayson have also bolstered Wilson’s squad, with a couple of new additions expected over the coming weeks.

City have avoided Highland League champions Brora Rangers in the first round, with the Sutherland men hosting League 1 Stenhousemuir in their first-ever game in the competition.

Lowland League champs Spartans are also entering for the first time, and they visit Greenock Morton in the Southern Section of the draw.

The big match in the draw sees Rangers at home to Hibernian, who were relegated from the Premiership last term, while Hearts are at home to League 2 Annan.

Petrofac Training Cup first round draw, ties played on Saturday, July 26.

Northern Section

Arbroath v Alloa Athletic

East Fife v Forfar Athletic

Montrose v Peterhead

Elgin City v Stirling Albion

Dunfermline Athletic v Raith Rovers

Cowdenbeath v Brechin City

East Stirlingshire v Falkirk

Brora Rangers v Stenhousemuir

Southern Section

Queen’s Park v Berwick Rangers

Rangers v Hibernian

Stranraer v Dumbarton

Hearts v Annan Athletic

Airdrieonians v Albion Rovers

Queen of the South v Livingston

Morton v Spartans

Clyde v Ayr United

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