The SPFL has confirmed the seeding pots for the 2023/24 Viaplay Cup group stage draw, which takes place tomorrow, Thursday June 8, at 1.00pm. 

ICTFC will be in Pot 2 and Ball Number 13

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, 2023 

MD2: Midweek of July 18/19, 2023 

MD3: Weekend of July 22/23, 2023 

MD4: Midweek of July 25/26, 2023 

MD5: Weekend of July 29/30, 2023 

Second round 

Weekend of August 19/20, 2023 


Midweek of September 26-28, 2023 


Weekend of November 4/5, 2023 


Sunday December 17, 2023