HOLDERS Celtic were drawn against Brechin City at Parkhead in this afternoon’s Fourth Round ballot.
Brendan Rodgers’ side will take on the Glebe Park part-timers in Glasgow on the weekend of January 20/21.
The Hoops are red-hot favourites to overcome the Championship side who have struggled this season.
The tie of the round, though, is at Tynecastle where Hearts will play their Edinburgh rivals Hibs for the third successive season in the competition.
Neil Lennon’s men overcame the Gorgie outfit last term before going down to Aberdeen in the semi-final.
A Highland League club will certainly be in the fifth round with Formartine United due to host Cove Rangers.
There are two other all-Premiership confrontations – one at Fir Park where there will be a Lanarkshire derby between Motherwell and Hamilton Accies while Kilmarnock will take on Ross County at Rugby Park.
Sevco Rangers – surprise! surprise! – were drawn outside Glasgow and will have to travel to the far north to play Fraserburgh.
The full draw:
Dunfermline v Morton
Ayr United v Arbroath
Albion Rovers v St Johnstone
Motherwell v Hamilton Accies
Hearts v Hibs
Livingston v Falkirk
Dundee v Inverness Caley Thistle
Fortmartine United v Cove Rangers
Montrose or Queen of the South v Partick Thistle
CELTIC v Brechin City
Peterhead v Dumbarton
East Fife v Brora Rangers
Alloa v Dundee United
Fraserburgh v Sevco Rangers
Aberdeen v St Mirren
Kilmarnock v Ross County
Ties due to be played on January 20/21, 2018.
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