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Diamonds face Motherwell trip

4th August 2016

Airdrie will face Motherwell U20s away from home in the second round of the Irn Bru cup.

As part of this season's rebranding of the challenge cup competition, Premiership 'Colt' teams have been introduced, and were largely successful in the opening round.

Today's Hampden draw saw Airdrie paired with their Lanarkshire rivals in an intriguing tie.

First team coach Kevin McBride told "I think it's a good draw.

"Motherwell won the Youth Cup last year so it will be a tough test for us. There's a lot of young talent coming through there.

"We're looking forward to it."

The match is provisionally scheduled to be played at Fir Park, though U20 home venues are subject to change. Confirmation will be announced as soon as possible.

The second round draw in full is as follows:

North Section
Brechin City v Cove Rangers
Arbroath v East Fife
Peterhead v Brora Rangers
Turriff United v Montrose
Elgin City v Heart of Midlothian Colts
Aberdeen Colts v Forfar Athletic

South Section
Stranraer v Spartans
Partick Thistle Colts v Queen's Park
Albion Rovers v Hamilton Academical Colts
Motherwell Colts v Airdrieonians
Cowdenbeath v Celtic Colts
Rangers Colts or University of Stirling v Stenhousemuir

Ties are due to be played on August 16/17.

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