Rangers host Airdrieonians in Scottish Cup third round

Airdrieonians have already lost 6-0 to Rangers

Rangers have been drawn at home to League One rivals Airdrieonians in the third round of the Scottish Cup.

Four of the six Championship clubs involved at this stage were drawn together, with Queen of the South hosting Hamilton Academical.

Cowdenbeath, meanwhile, travel west to face Dumbarton.

Alloa Athletic host Highland League outfit Inverurie Loco Works, while Raith Rovers travel to take on

The three junior clubs in the third-round draw were all paired with senior opponents.

North Superleague champions Culter play host to League Two side Berwick Rangers, while Junior Cup winners and West Superleague champions Auchinleck Talbot are away to Stranraer from League One.

East Superleague champions Linlithgow Rose must first overcome Highland League outfit Deveronvale in a replay if they are to set up a tie in Coatbridge against League Two side Albion Rovers.

Two Lowland Football League teams who have been given away ties.

Preston Athletic will face League One outfit Ayr United should they win their replay with Queen's Park, who are struggling at the foot of League Two.

Should Whitehill Welfare, who also joined the new feeder division set up by the Scottish Football Association this summer, win their replay against League Two's Stirling Albion, they will take on Highland League side Turiff United.

Brechin City travel east for an Angus derby with Arbroath, while Dunfermline Athletic head north to face Elgin City.

Clyde host the winners of the all-Highland League replay between leaders Brora Rangers and Cove Rangers.

Scottish Cup, third-round

Forfar Athletic v East Fife

Culter v Berwick Rangers

Elgin City v Dunfermline Athletic

Stranraer v Auchinleck Talbot

Alloa Athletic v Inverurie Loco Works

Ayr United v Queen's Park or Preston Athletic

Rangers v Airdrieonians

Dumbarton v Cowdenbeath

Arbroath v Brechin City

Stenhousemuir v Buckie Thistle or Annan Athletic

Edinburgh City or Fraserburgh v Montrose

Turiff United v Stirling Albion or Whitehill Welfare

East Stirlingshire v Raith Rovers

Albion Rovers v Deveronvale or Linlithgow Rose

Clyde v Brora Rangers or Cove Rangers

Queen of the South v Hamilton Academical

Ties scheduled for the weekend of 2/3 November.

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