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Airdrie host Jags in cup defence

Airdrie United
Airdrie beat Ross County in last season's final

Holders Airdrie United have been drawn at home against Partick Thistle in the first round of the ALBA Challenge Cup.

Inverness Caley Thistle, who were demoted from the Scottish Premier League, have been handed a home tie against Montrose.

Other notable ties are the all-First Division meeting of Queen of the South and Livingston, and the Division Three clash between Queen's Park and Annan.

The games will be contested on Saturday 25 July.

ALBA Challenge Cup first round draw in full:


Ross County v Alloa Athletic
Peterhead v Cowdenbeath
Inverness Caledonian Thistle v Montrose
East Fife v Forfar Athletic
Elgin City v Brechin City
Stirling Albion v Raith Rovers
Dunfermline Athletic v Arbroath

BYE: Dundee


Ayr United v Albion Rovers
Stenhousemuir v Clyde
Annan Athletic v Queen's Park
Dumbarton v Morton
Airdrie United v Partick Thistle
Queen of the South v Livingston
Stranraer v Berwick Rangers

BYE: East Stirlingshire

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