Albion Rovers v Hearts U21s: Admission details and who is likely to be involved for Jambos in Caramel Wafer Cup tie

Hearts Under-21s enter the SPFL Challenge Cup this evening with a trip to Albion Rovers.

Tuesday, 6th August 2019, 6:30 am
Andy Kirk takes his Hearts youngsters to Albion Rovers tonight. Pic: SNS

The competition has been rebranded as the Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup this season to much hilarity, but it nonetheless provides youngsters at Premiership clubs with a vital chance to test themselves against experienced first-team professionals.

Under-20 teams were used prior to this season but that rule has been relaxed to allow under-21 players to take part.

The Hearts squad youth coach Andy Kirk takes to Cliftonhill for tonight’s first-round tie is likely to include the likes of Cammy Logan, Connor Smith, Dean Ritchie, Euan Henderson and Chris Hamilton.

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All of the above have experience of playing for the senior Hearts side, while Rovers manager Kevin Harper has assembled a young team in Coatbridge.

Admission to the match, which kicks off at 7.45pm, is £6 for adults and £3 for concessions. Under-21s go free with a paying adult.