Scottish Challenge Cup: Rangers & Hearts colt teams drawn away to Irish sides

Dapo Mebude and Graeme Murty
Graeme Murty's Rangers colts team has reached the last 32 of the tournament

Hearts and Rangers' colt teams have been given away ties in next month's Scottish Challenge Cup third round.

Rangers Under-21s' reward for defeating Stranraer is a meeting with Northern Ireland's Ballymena United.

Hearts colts, who have beaten Albion Rovers and Cowdenbeath, have drawn League of Ireland side Waterford, while St Mirren Under-21s host Stirling.

English and Welsh sides also enter at this stage, including last season's beaten finalists Connah's Quay Nomads.

Nomads, who knocked Kilmarnock out of this season's Europa League qualifiers, host Cove Rangers and The New Saints have been drawn away to Stenhousemuir.

National League sides Solihull Moors and Wrexham have drawn Barry Ferguson's Kelty Hearts and Ayr United, respectively.

Highland League Formartine United take on Northern Ireland Premiership side Glenavon and Airdrieonians are also at home against the Republic of Ireland's Bohemians.

There are three all-Scottish Championship ties with Inverness Caledonian Thistle at home to Morton, Arbroath visiting Dundee United and Dunfermline entertaining Alloa.

Ties will be played over the weekend of 7 and 8 September.

Third-round draw

Connah's Quay Nomads v Cove Rangers

Stenhousemuir v The New Saints

Waterford v Hearts colts

Airdrieonians v Bohemians

Wrexham v Ayr United

Kelty Hearts v Solihull Moors

Ballymena United v Rangers colts

Formartine United v Glenavon

Inverness CT v Greenock Morton

Montrose v Partick Thistle

St Mirren colts v Stirling Albion

Dundee United v Arbroath

Clyde v Queen of the South

Raith Rovers v Falkirk

Dundee v Elgin City

Dunfermline Athletic v Alloa Athletic

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