IRN-BRU CUP: Forfar Athletic drawn to face Welsh champions The New Saints

Loons boss Gary Bollan.
Loons boss Gary Bollan.

Forfar Athletic will face the champions of Wales in the Irn-Bru Cup as they were drawn at home to The New Saints.

The Loons will host the Oswestry side on either Saturday, October 8 or Sunday, October 9.

Gary Bollan's players earned their place in the fourth round of the Challenge Cup after knocking out Championship side Raith Rovers 3-2 on Saturday.

The Welsh Premier League champions have won the title a record 10 times, including last season.

Forfar don't often come up against Champions League sides but the Saints are regular competitors in the European competition's qualifying rounds.

This season they smashed San Marino's Tre Penne 5-1 on aggregate in the first qualifying round before they were put out by APOEL Nicosia 3-0 over the two legs, despite an excellent 0-0 draw at home.

The majority of their players are full-time.