Diamonds get Ayr in third round
18th August 2016
Kevin McBride is looking for a repeat of last season's final game when Airdrie travel to Somerset Park for the Irn Bru third round tie against Ayr United.
A trip to face the Honest Men is the Diamonds' reward for despatching Motherwell U20s on Tuesday night, and Head Coach McBride is looking forward to a challenging tie.
"It's a tough one. We got a great result down there at the end of last season, but obviously with a totally different team.
"We know it's a difficult place to go, there's not many teams would like to go down there - but it's one we'll look forward to."
United were promoted to the Championship after winning the play-off final on penalty kicks against Saturday's opponents Stranraer, and have strengthened considerably with big signings like former Dundee star Gary Harkins.
The tie will be played on Sunday September 4 due to the Scottish International Air Show taking place in Prestwick on the Saturday.
The third round draw in full is as follows:
Alloa Athletic vs East Fife
Brechin City vs Dunfermline Athletic
Dundee United vs Peterhead
Turriff United vs Hibernian
Falkirk vs Elgin City
Forfar Athletic vs Raith Rovers
Queen of the South vs Stenhousemuir
Stranraer vs Dumbarton
Livingston vs Celtic Colts
Albion Rovers vs St.Mirren
Ayr United vs Airdrieonians
Queen's Park vs Morton