Kick-off time, venue, opposition: Hearts and Hibs B teams in SPFL Trust Trophy action on Wednesday evening
B teams from Hearts and Hibs are in action on Wednesday evening in the first round of the SPFL Trust Trophy.
Spartans will also feature in Scotland’s tertiary cup competition. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of these fixtures.
Who is playing?
Hearts’ under-21 side will host Buckie Thistle. The Moray club were second in the Highland League last season, finishing three points behind champions Fraserburgh who were knocked out by Midlothian club Bonnyrigg Rose in the cinch League Two play-offs.
Hibs’ youngsters will also welcome in visitors from the Highland League in the form of Brechin City. The Angus club, managed by ex-Hearts striker Andy Kirk, finished one place behind Buckie in the league last term.
The final match on Wednesday sees Spartans taking on Rangers B. The young Gers ran out 3-0 winners when the sides met in the Lowland League recently.
Where are the games taking place?
Hearts and Buckie will battle it out at Ferguson Park in Rosewell. Hearts B have been using the home of Whitehill Welfare to play their home matches in the Lowland League this term.
Hibs will host Brechin at New Victoria Park in Newtongrange, while Spartans will welcome Rangers to their home ground of Ainslie Park in the Pilton area of Edinburgh.
What time do the games kick off?
Spartans and Hibs will kick off at 7.45pm, while Hearts’ game will start 15 minutes later.
What is the SPFL Trust Trophy?
The competition is the latest iteration of the Challenge Cup. Youth sides from top-flight teams were added in 2016, while clubs from Wales and Northern Ireland have also competed. Raith Rovers are reigning champions.