IRN-BRU CUP SECOND ROUND DRAW

The draw for the second round of the 2017/18 IRN-BRU Cup will be made at the Falkirk Wheel at 1:00pm this Thursday, August 17, and will be streamed live on the SPFL Facebook page.

The 24 first-round winners will be joined by Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Falkirk, along with Linfield and Crusaders from Northern Ireland; Welsh clubs The New Saints and Connah's Quay Nomads; and Sligo Wanderers and Bray Wanderers from the Republic of Ireland.

The draw is unseeded but the six non-Scottish clubs will be kept apart – one team from each country will be drawn at home and one away.

In the case of Northern Ireland, Linfield will be allocated an away tie due to the unavailability of Windsor Park and Crusaders will be allocated a home tie.

Second-round ties are due to be played on the weekend of September 2/3.

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