The SPFL has announced that prize money from the 2020/21 Scottish League cup will increase 17% from the previous season.

All SPFL teams not participating in Europe, plus Kelty Hearts and Brora Rangers, will kick off the tournament next month on October 6. Aberdeen, Celtic, Motherwell and Rangers enter the competition in the next round.

A welcome Scottish League Cup boost. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

£20,000 is the minimum a club can expect to pocket from this season’s competition, with the winner taking home £300,000 in prize money. That is a record amount for the competition.

That’s more than the winners of the Scottish Cup will receive, with the prize money for winning that competition standing at £240,000.

It has also been confirmed that clubs will also be able to live stream their matches during the League Cup group stage. This is dependent on whether or not their respectcive matches have been picked for televised coverage on Premier Sports.

This is a lift for clubs who will likely have to start this tournament without any fans, or at least vastly reduced numbers of supporters.

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