This is Albion Rovers first outing in the Lowland League, following their relegation from League Two via the play-off, at the hand of last season’s Lowland League Champions, The Spartans.
Rovers have been in cup action, hence their delay in kicking off their league campaign. They lost three of their four Viaplay Cup Group Stage matches – 2-0 to Raith Rovers, 3-0 to Dunfermline Athletic, and 2-1 to Kilmarnock. Their only victory came thanks to a 2-1 win over Annan Athletic.
They also progressed to the next round of the SPFL Trust Trophy, having won on penalties v St Mirren B – where they will now face fellow Lowland League side, Tranent.
Hearts B will be pleased with their start to the 23/24 campaign, sitting in 2nd with two wins and a draw – 7-0 v Gretna 2008, 3-2 v Civil Service Strollers, and 1-1 v Gala Fairydean Rovers.
The Young Jambos have scored the second highest amount of goals, with eleven – one behind top scorers, Linlithgow Rose.