Falkirk off to Sligo in Irn Bru Cup

Peter Houston's Falkirk side have been handed a trip to Sligo next month.
Peter Houston's Falkirk side have been handed a trip to Sligo next month.

Falkirk fans are facing a trip across the water in the second round of the Irn-Bru Cup.

The Bairns were handed an away tie with League of Ireland side Sligo Rovers when the draw was made at the Falkirk Wheel on Thursday.

The tie will be played at the 5,500 capacity Showgrounds stadium on either Saturday, September 2, or Sunday, September 3, depending on TV selections.

Sligo currently sit second-bottom of the table in the League of Ireland, which is played between February and October.

The full draw is:

Sligo Rovers v Falkirk

Elgin City v Bray Wanderers

Crusaders v Motherwell Colts

**Albion Rovers or Spartans v Linfield

The New Saints v Livingston

Dumbarton v Connah's Quay Nomads

Peterhead v Annan Athletic

Dundee United v Alloa Athletic

Berwick Rangers v Queen of the South

St Mirren v Heart of Midlothian Colts

Hamilton Academical Colts v Cove Rangers

Aberdeen Colts v Inverness Caledonian Thistle

Ayr United v Montrose

Stranraer v Partick Thistle Colts

Buckie Thistle v Dunfermline Athletic

Raith Rovers v Ross County Colts

** Disciplinary proceedings have commenced against Albion Rovers, who fielded an ineligible player in their game against Spartans on Tuesday.