SPFL Challenge Cup third round draw takes place at Firhill

Celtic and Rangers B team face tough ties as Linfield travel to Buckie and TNS host Dundee in Wales.

SPFL Challenge Cup third round draw takes place at Firhill SNS Group

Celtic and Rangers’ B teams have both been handed tough draws in the Challenge Cup after the draw for the third round took place at Firhill.

The colt sides, who compete in the Lowland League, will play teams from the Championship and League One with Rangers B hosting Hamilton Accies and Celtic travelling to Dunfermline.

Dundee will go to Wales to play The New Saints and Belfast club Linfield, who narrowly missed out on a place in the Europa Conference League group stage last week, will travel to play Buckie Thistle as Welsh and Northern Irish teams again take part.

Glasgow side Queen’s Park face Cliftonville at Solitude and Welsh side Caernarfon Town will play Clyde at New Douglas Park.

In other standout ties Falkirk will host Partick Thistle, Morton will play Ayr and Kilmarnock B visit Montrose as Inverness Caley Thistle take on Brechin City and FC Edinburgh travel to play Queen of the South.

Elsewhere Peterhead will host Elgin City, Cove Rangers play Raith Rovers in Cove, East Fife travel to Arbroath and Annan Athletic visit Kelty Hearts.

SPFL Trust Challenge Cup 3rd round draw in full:

Buckie Thistle v Linfield
Cliftonville v Queen’s Park
The New Saints v Dundee
Clyde v Caernarfon Town
Peterhead v Elgin City
Falkirk v Partick Thistle
Cove Rangers v Raith Rovers
Dunfermline Athletic v Celtic B
Arbroath v East Fife
Inverness Caledonian Thistle v Brechin City
Morton v Ayr United
Montrose v Kilmarnock B
Alloa Athletic v Airdrieonians
Queen of the South v FC Edinburgh
Annan Athletic v Kelty Hearts
Rangers B v Hamilton Academical

Ties to be played on the weekend of September 24/25

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