COWDENBEATH have a tricky task tonight to make the third round of the Tunnocks Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup.

Cowden face Hearts Colts at the home of Linlithgow Rose, Prestonfield, with a 7.45pm start due to the Tynecastle surface having suffered damage through a concert being held on it a couple of weeks ago.

However, for Cowdenbeath it is the opportunity to make the round of the tournament when the Championship sides come in.

Manager Gary Bollan is disappointed the match is not in Gorgie but is determined to get through: "It would have been good to play at Tynecastle but I understand the problems they have experienced and Prestonfield is a good ground and it is up to us to go there and get the win we want.

"We want to make round three and get a good draw but we know that Hearts have some good young players in their Under 21s so will be focussing on getting the right result."

The manager may well bring in some of the players who have recently been on the bench such as Jordan Allan and Ryan Connelly.

Meanwhile Kelty Hearts will have a tough Tunnocks test too. They are at League 2 side Annan Athletic.

Annan spent last season in the top four of the table and were only beaten in the promotion play-offs by Clyde who went on to step up to League 1, so the game will give manager Barry Ferguson and idea of how well his team is developing.