HOLDERS Celtic will hope they sidestep the Buckie Thistle banana skin to take their place in the Scottish Cup Fifth Round draw on Sunday evening.

The Hoops face the Highland League opposition at 4pm at Parkhead earlier in the day, but, barring the most sensational of mishaps, they will have to wait for over two hours to discover their fate in the ballot which will be made live on BBC Sportscene at 8.15pm.

The programme is due to start at 7.15pm and the draw for the national competition, which will be conducted by former Scotland international Christian Dailly, is scheduled for an hour later.

The fourth round gets underway tonight when Aberdeen travel to take on League Two strugglers Clyde.

THE BEGINNING…Kyogo Furuhashi fires in the opening goal in Celtic’s 3-1 Scottish Cup Final win over Inverness Caley Thistle at Hampden on June 3 last year.

THE END…Kyogo Furuhashi is all smiles as he displays the glittering prize.

The winners of the following 16 ties will go into the ballot:

CELTIC v Buckie Thistle

Airdrie v St Johnstone

Ayr United v Kelty Hearts

Bonnyrigg Rose v Falkirk

Brora Rangers v Cove Rangers

Clyde v Aberdeen

Dumbarton v Rangers

Forfar v Hibs

Morton v Montrose

Inverness Caley Thistle v Broomhill

Kilmarnock v Dundee

Livingston v Raith Rovers

Motherwell v Alloa

Ross County v Partick Thistle

St Mirren v Queen of the South

The Spartans v Hearts

Fifth round ties due on weekend of February 10/11.

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