Published: 17/08/2017 13:40 - Updated: 17/08/2017 13:43

Elgin drawn to face Irish team

Written byCraig Christie

ELGIN City will make history by hosting an Irish league club for the first time in the Irn Bru Cup.Irn-Bru

City have been drawn at home to Bray Wanderers, who are currently sixth in the League of Ireland.

Manager Jim Weir recalled playing for St Johnstone in a friendly away to the County Wicklow side during his own career, but admitted he knows nothing about their current team.

“I know they play at a decent standard over there, but I’m pleased it’s a home draw,” he said.

The Irish side’s squad includes defender Tim Clancy, who played in the Premiership for St Johnstone, Motherwell and Kilmarnock.

Buckie Thistle also landed a home draw and will play Dunfermline Athletic for the second year running.

Jags lost 5-3 to the Pars at Victoria Park in the Scottish Cup in 2016 and will renew their acquaintance with the Championship side next month.

Dunfermline thrashed Elgin 6-0 in the Betfred Cup earlier this season.

fellow Highland leaguers Cove Rangers have been drawn away to hamilton Colts.

Full draw, ties to be played on the weekend of September 2/3.

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

Dundee United v Alloa Athletic

Berwick Rangers v Queen of the South

St Mirren v Hearts Colts

Hamilton Accies Colts v Cove Rangers

Aberdeen Colts v Inverness Caley Thistle

Ayr United v Montrose

Stranraer v Patrick Thistle Colts

Buckie Thistle v Dunfermline Athletic

Raith Rovers v Ross County Colts

Peterhead v Annan Athletic

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