BT Sport reveals the five Betfred Cup games it will show live

Five Betfred Cup group games will be shown live on BT Sport, two of them involving Hearts.

The first game to be screened will be Kilmarnock v St Mirren on Friday 13 July. Next up is Raith Rovers v Hearts on 21 July, with the game taking place at East Fife’s Bayview due to work at Stark’s Park.

Dundee v Dunfermline on 22 July is also live, as is Clyde v Motherwell on 28 July and Hearts’ v Inverness Caledonian Thistle the following day.

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Inverness Caley Thistle are the current holders of the IRN-BRU Cup after defeating Dumbarton in the final in March. Picture: SNS.

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Hearts manager Craig Levein and Inverness coach John Robertson will meet in the Betfred League Cup. Picture: SNS

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Stenhousemuir celebrate promotion to Ladbrokes League 1. Picture: SNS/Bill Murray

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Peterhead manager Jim McInally described his team as 'thoroughly professional'. Picture: SNS.

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Russell McLean netted twice in Peterhead's win. Picture: SNS/Alan Harvey

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Peterhead manager Jim McInally.

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Darren McGregor challenges Esmael Goncalves for the ball during the last Scottish Cup meeting between Hibs and Hearts. Picture: Ian Georgeson

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Ricky Calder celebrates after making it 2-0 Inverness. Picture: SNS/Sammy Turner

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Nicky Clark hit a double in Dunfermline Athletic's defeat of Buckie Thistle. Picture: SNS/Craig Foy

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Simon Ferry is optimistic about Peterhead's promotion chances after their Betfred Cup campaign. Picture: SNS.

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Kyle Lafferty says Hearts must learn from defeat at Peterhead. Picture: SNS.

Hearts defeat at Peterhead was wake-up call says Kyle Lafferty

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Don Cowie has been excited by the quality of Hearts' new recruits during the close-season. Picture: SNS.

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Inverness CT's Matty Elsdon battles for the ball against Falkirk's Rory Loy. Picture: SNS/Bill Murray

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St Mirren's Gregor Buchanan heads into the net. Picture: SNS/Ross Parker

Betfred Cup round-up: Falkirk and St Mirren record 4-1 wins

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James Tavernier is a target for former boss Mark Warburton at Nottingham Forest. Picture: John Devlin

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Celtic won last season's Betfred League Cup. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

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Forfar players celebrate promotion to Ladbrokes League One. Pic: SNS/Gary Hutchison

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Peterhead's Rory McAllister celebrates after he scores a penalty for his side. Picture: Graham Stuart/SNS

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Falkirk fans at Falkirk Stadium for a home game against Dumbarton. Picture: TSPL

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