Hearts were paired with Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Peterhead, Cove Rangers and Stirling Albion in today’s Premier Sports Cup draw.
The five sides will face off in Group A of the newly-titled League Cup competition, which kicks off in July.
The Jambos and Caley Jags will meet in the group stages for the third time in four years, while Peterhead and Cove Rangers also provide some familiarity with the men in maroon having played them in 2017/18 and 2018/19 respectively. Hearts and Stirling Albion last met in 2007, also in the League Cup.
Fixture dates and kick off times, along with TV selections, will be confirmed in due course. The matchday schedule is as follows:
MD1: Weekend of July 10/11
MD2: Midweek of July 13/14
MD3: Weekend of July 17/18
MD4: Midweek of July 20/21
MD5: Weekend of July 24/25