Viaplay Cup Draw Seedings

The SPFL have confirmed the seeding pots for the Viaplay Cup group stage draw which takes place today, June 8, at 1:00pm.

The draw will be shown live by Viaplay Sports on Viaplay Xtra. Viaplay Xtra is available on Sky HD channel 420, Virgin HD 553, Samsung TV Player and on the Viaplay streaming service. The draw will be made available on the Viaplay YouTube channel and Viaplay Twitter page. You can also watch it on the SPFL YouTube channel.

With five SPFL clubs again taking part in UEFA competitions next season, the group stage draw will involve the remaining 37 SPFL clubs from 2022/23, plus Highland League champions Brechin City and Lowland League champions The Spartans, who won promotion to the SPFL last month.

Cowdenbeath, who were relegated from cinch League 2 in 2022, have accepted an invitation to take the remaining space in this year’s first round group stage.

As was the case last season, there is no regionalised aspect to the group stage draw. The 40 participating clubs will be split into five seeding pots based on final league placings in season 2022/23. One club from each pot will be drawn into the eight Groups A-H.

The 2023/24 Viaplay Cup begins on the weekend of July 15/16, with further matchdays on July 18/19, July 22/23, July 25/26 and July 29/30.

The eight group winners and three best runners-up will join European entrants Celtic, Rangers, Aberdeen, Heart of Midlothian and Hibernian in the last 16 of the competition on the weekend of August 19/20.

Seeding pots and club numbers

Pot 1
1 St Mirren
2 Motherwell
3 Livingston
4 St Johnstone
5 Kilmarnock
6 Ross County
7 Dundee United
8 Dundee

Pot 2
9 Ayr United
10 Queen’s Park
11 Partick Thistle
12 Greenock Morton
13 Inverness Caledonian Thistle
14 Raith Rovers
15 Arbroath
16 Hamilton Academical

Pot 3
17 Cove Rangers
18 Dunfermline Athletic
19 Falkirk
20 Airdrieonians
21 Alloa Athletic
22 Queen of the South
23 FC Edinburgh
24 Montrose

Pot 4
25 Kelty Hearts
26 Clyde
27 Peterhead
28 Stirling Albion
29 Dumbarton
30 Annan Athletic
31 East Fife
32 Forfar Athletic

Pot 5
33 Stenhousemuir
34 Stranraer
35 Bonnyrigg Rose
36 Elgin City
37 Albion Rovers
38 Brechin City
39 The Spartans
40 Cowdenbeath

Viaplay Cup dates 2023/24

Group stage
MD1: Weekend of July 15/16
MD2: Midweek of July 18/19
MD3: Weekend of July 22/23
MD4: Midweek of July 25/26
MD5: Weekend of July 29/30

Second round
Weekend of August 19/20

Midweek of September 26-28

Weekend of November 4/5

Sunday December 17

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