Jun 12 2012 By Fraser Wilson
Jags star David Rowson battles ex-Clyde midfielder Kevin Finlayson when the sides last met two years ago
PARTICK THISTLE have been drawn away to old rivals Clyde in the first round of the Ramsdens Cup.
Today's draw at Falkirk Stadium paired Jackie McNamara's Jags with Jim Duffy's Bully Wee in what will be the curtain raiser for the season.
Thistle will be determined to get the season off to a flier just as they did against Clyde when the sides last met two years ago at the same stage of the competition.
With Clyde currently homeless the match will be played at Alloa's Recreation park on Saturday, July 28.
The full draw for the Ramsdens Cup is as follows:
SOUTH / WEST DRAW
East Stirlingshire v Ayr United
Morton v Albion Rovers
Berwick Rangers v Queen’s Park
Dumbarton v Queen of the South
Hamilton Academical v Airdrie United
Stranraer v Stenhousemuir
Annan Athletic v Livingston
Clyde v Partick Thistle
NORTH / EAST DRAW
Brechin City v Dundee
Falkirk v Stirling Albion
Montrose v Inverurie Loco Works
Peterhead v East Fife
Elgin City v Arbroath
Forfar Athletic v Dunfermline Athletic
Wick Academy v Raith Rovers
Cowdenbeath v Alloa Athletic