New sponsor for Challenge Cup

Arbroath will be playing in the Petrofac Training Cup next season after Petrofac Training Services was today named as the new title sponsor of the SPFL’s Challenge Cup tournament.

The first round draw for the cup will be made at 2 p.m. tomorrow (Wednesday) at Hibernian’s Easter Road stadium and will be made up of the 30 clubs from the SPFL Championship, League 1 and League 2 along with the respective winners of the Highland and Lowland leagues, Brora Rangers, who the Lichties face in a friendly on July 12, and Spartans.

The first round will be regionalised into two areas, North and East and South and West. First-round ties will take place on Saturday, July 26 and Sunday, July 27.