Linfield and Crusaders learn Scottish Challenge Cup opponents

Linfield and Crusaders will play in the Scottish Challenge Cup for the first time
Linfield and Crusaders will play in the Scottish Challenge Cup for the first time

Crusaders will play Livingston and Linfield have been drawn against Queen of the South in the fourth round of the Scottish Challenge Cup.

It is the first time the competition has included clubs from the Irish Premiership and Welsh Premier League.

Champions Crusaders will be at home to the West Lothian team, who play in the Scottish League One, on 8/9 October.

League runners-up Linfield will travel to Dumfries to take on their Scottish Championship opponents on 9 October.

The Blues' match in Scotland will have a 13:00 BST kick-off.

Two clubs from Northern Ireland and two from Wales joined the 12 winners from the third round in Tuesday's draw.

Draw

Ayr United v Falkirk

Bala Town v Alloa Athletic

Crusaders v Livingston

Dunfermline Athletic v Queen's Park

Forfar Athletic v The New Saints

Hibernian v St Mirren

Queen of the South v Linfield

Stranraer v Dundee United