Hibs Premier Sports Cup opponents under the spotlight

Past meetings and future prospects examined

Hibs are still waiting for confirmation from the SPFL over the exact where and when of their Premier Sports Cup fixtures. No doubt the Easter Road club will be desperate to avoid a couple of trips north in a group stage format that hands each team two home ties and two away games in a quickfire burst of competition played out over a fortnight in July.

Leaving aside the travel hassles involved in organising away days to play Elgin City and Peterhead, however, should Hibs fans be fairly content with today’s draw? Once they get over the displeasure at actually being in the competition so early, a direct price to be paid for missing out on European football, progress from Group C should appear pretty straightforward to most.

Eight group winners and the three best runners-up will join the five clubs on UEFA duty in the last 16 of the revamped League Cup, a trophy Hibs have won on three occasions. Let’s take a closer look at their first opponents in SPFL season 2024-25, which officially gets under way on the weekend of July 13/14: