Hearts could be handed an early Edinburgh derby in next season’s Betfred Cup after Hibs were revealed as a potential opponent.
The Jambos have been made top seeds in the North Section of the competition, which starts on July 15th.
Hibs, Falkirk, Dundee United and Dunfermline are all second seeds, one of which will be paired with Hearts in a North Section group.
Three unseeded sides will join Hearts and a second seed team in the group. Making up the unseeded teams is; Raith Rovers, Alloa Athletic, Brechin City, East Fife, Peterhead, Arbroath, Forfar Athletic, Montrose, Elgin City, Stirling Albion, Cowdenbeath, Buckie Thistle.
The draw for the Betfred Cup group stages takes place at 6.30pm on Friday.