Bairns draw Aberdeen in League Cup third round

PIC: Gary Hutchison, GLASGOW, Hampden Park. The Scottish Communities League Cup. The trophy.
PIC: Gary Hutchison, GLASGOW, Hampden Park. The Scottish Communities League Cup. The trophy.

The Falkirk Stadium will host Derek McInnes’ Aberdeen side next month.

Falkirk were drawn at home to Aberdeen in the Scottish League Cup draw held this morning at Easter Road.

The Bairns were not seeded for the draw, so were sure to face a SPFL Premiership side to earn a place in the quarter final.

Ties will take place on September 24 or 25 at Westfield.

Falkirk previously reached the semi-final of the competition two seasons ago after dismissing Rangers at this stage en route to Hampden.

History goes against them again as Aberdeen have won 13 of the 17 meetings between the sides in the competition.

The last time the Dons visited Westfield was more positive however with an acrobatic Enoch Showunmi goal helping the Bairns to a 3-1 SPL win.

In 2010 the sides met in the quarter finals and Mehdi Khalis scored a header at Pittodrie but Mark McGhee’s side left it late to earn a place at Hampden through Paul Hartley.

The other ties in the third round are: Hamilton v St Johnstone; Dundee United v Partick Thistle; Livingston v Motherwell; Hearts v QoS; Celtic v Morton; Dundee v ICT and Hibs v Stranraer.