Clydebank will begin this year's Scottish Cup journey with a home tie against Bonnyton Thistle.

The Bankies, who enjoyed a fairytale run to the fourth round in last season's competition, will be hopeful of progressing after being paired with a side relegated from the West of Scotland Premier last season.

The Preliminary Round tie will take place on the weekend of August 27.

Speaking to the Post, manager Gordon Moffat said he was pleased to get a home tie to start with.

He said: "First out the hat and a home draw, so I think anytime you are involved in a cup draw that's the main thing you are looking for.

"I think in the Scottish Cup last year, we were very fortunate to get four home draws and we produced four big performances so we will be looking to do the same again.

"They (Bonnyton) are a team we know quite well from last season and they gave us difficult games last season and I'm sure they will be coming to do the same again so we will need to make sure we prepare well."

The Holm Park side entered the Scottish Cup last year for the first time in 20 years and, after receiving a bye into the first round proper, saw off Dalkeith Thistle alongside league sides Elgin City and Clyde. 

But the run came to an end when they were cruelly beaten by Annan Athletic in extra-time when they were leading with just minutes to go. 

Last season, the Bankies did the double over Bonnyton, beating them 4-1 at their Synergy Arena home and 2-1 in Clydebank.