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Irn Bru Cup: Forfar paired with Welsh champions, St Mirren face Hibs and Queens host Linfield

Irn Bru Cup (Graeme Finnan / SNS Group)
Irn Bru Cup (Graeme Finnan / SNS Group)

THE draw for the next round of the Irn Bru SPFL Cup has taken place.

Entering at this stage of the competition are the teams from Northern Ireland and Wales that have been extended invitations to participate.

One of the stand-out ties is the all-Championship clash between Hibs and St Mirren, with Dundee United away to Stranraer.

Livingston's Liam Buchanan celebrates during his side's win over Celtic Colts (SNS Group / Garry Williamson)
Livingston’s Liam Buchanan celebrates during his side’s win over Celtic Colts (SNS Group / Garry Williamson)

Welsh champions The New Saints, who took part in Champions League qualifiers earlier this season, face a trip to Forfar, and Bala Town host Alloa.

Livingston travel to Northern Ireland’s champions Crusaders, with runners-up Linfield paired with Queen of the South.

Under the terms of the new competition, Livingston, Alloa, Linfield and The New Saints will each receive a £4,000 travelling allowance ties.

Dundee Utd's Charlie Telfer scores against Peterhead (SNS Group/Kenny Smith)
Dundee Utd’s Charlie Telfer scores against Peterhead (SNS Group/Kenny Smith)

The full draw

Bala Town v Alloa Athletic
Forfar Athletic v The New Saints
Crusaders v Livingston
Queen of the South v Linfield
Hibernian v St Mirren
Dunfermline Athletic v Queen’s Park
Ayr United v Falkirk
Stranraer v Dundee United

Ties are scheduled for October 8/9, with details and TV selections to be confirmed.


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