IRN-BRU Cup details announced

Saints U20s will once again participate in the IRN-BRU Cup, along with the U20s Colt teams from the 11 other Scottish Premiership clubs.

For the 2018/19 season, the SPFL has announced a further expansion to the competition with the introduction of two English National League sides.

The announcement comes after the successful change of format introduced in 2016/17, which saw two teams each from Northern Ireland and Wales, additional clubs from the Highland and Lowland Leagues and all Ladbrokes Premiership under-20 Colt teams taking part, followed by the addition of two teams from the League of Ireland in season 2017/18.

Now, following UEFA approval, Sutton United and Boreham Wood – the highest-ranked Vanarama National League sides in 2017/18 still competing in the division – will join the Irish (Bohemians and Bray Wanderers), Northern Irish (Crusaders and Coleraine) and Welsh (The New Saints and Connah’s Quay Nomads) representatives at the Second Round stage of the competition.

The First Round Draw for the 2018/19 IRN-BRU Cup will take place on Tuesday 26th June. Full draw details will be announced in due course.