KELTY HEARTS general manager Dean Mckenzie has not ruled out their first round Scottish Cup tie being made all-ticket after it was selected for TV coverage.

Barry Ferguson's side, who played Solihull Moors in the third round of the Tunnock's Caramel Wafer Cup on Saturday, will take on junior big guns Auchinleck Talbot at New Central Park later this month.

The eagerly anticipated clash with the Ayrshire side has captured the imagination of BBC Scotland, who have chosen to beam it live, meaning the game will be brought forward from Saturday September 21 to Friday September 20.

Kelty, who twice reached the Junior Cup final before they switched to the senior pyramid in 2017, reached the second round of last season's Scottish Cup, only losing out at SPFL League Two Peterhead by a 3-2 scoreline.

They'll face a Talbot side that, after knocking out Championship Ayr United last season, earned a plum tie at Hearts in round five, and Mckenzie is anticipating a large attendance.

He said: "It's a huge game, and maybe even bigger than Saturday's. It's got to be the game of the round, and I reckon that it could be all-ticket.

"We've got a capacity of just over 2,000, and I think a lot of neutrals will come along."

Midfielder Stephen Husband commented: "Auchinleck is one of the biggest ties we could have got.

"It will be a big test, and it's in our own back yard, but we want to progress and do as well as we can.

"The club and everyone involved work hard behind the scenes to do their best for the club, so it's good to get these big cup games for them, and these are the games you want to play in."

The game, which will be live on the BBC Scotland channel, will kick-off at 7.05pm and SFA commercial director, Chris Rawlings, said: "We’re delighted to work with BBC Scotland to bring live televised coverage of the William Hill Scottish Cup First Round fixture between Kelty Hearts and Auchinleck Talbot.

"It is a historic moment for the competition, bringing the early stages of the cup to a national audience for the first time.

"Clubs competing in the early round will enjoy greater exposure and it will be a memorable night for both as they go head to head in what promises to be an exciting First Round."