Lions roar to the tune of Irn-Bru ahead of Welsh trip

Livingston will be given a phenomenal IRN-BRU send-off as the club prepares to set off on a 300 mile journey south of the border to face the Welsh Champions in the second round of the IRN-BRU Cup.

It’s the first time in the club’s history that the Lions will play a competitive fixture in Wales as they look for revenge in a reversal of last season’s IRN-BRU Cup Quarter Final against The New Saints.

After dominating possession for long periods of the game back in November, Livingston couldn’t convert their chances in torrential conditions going down 3-0 to a clinical TNS side which included a strike from former Motherwell and Dumbarton midfielder Steven Saunders.

To inspire the team to success ahead of the televised fixture, an IRN-BRU piper dressed in a ginger coloured tartan will blast out renditions of famous football terrace tunes to help the Lions and their fans roar into action.

For the first time in Scottish football history, League of Ireland sides Sligo Rovers and Bray Wanderers will enter the competition in the second round alongside cross-border teams TNS and Gap Connah’s Nomads from Wales, as well as Crusaders and Linfield from Northern Ireland.

Livingston’s away trip to TNS will be broadcast on S4C with a kick-off of 14:45 from Park Hall.

The winner from the game will go into the hat for the IRN-BRU Cup third round draw will take place on Tuesday 5 September at the Riverside Museum in Glasgow.

For more details on the IRN-BRU Cup, visit www.spfl.co.uk/irn-bru-cup

Photographer: Craig Williamson (SNS)
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