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Scottish FA president Alan McRae looks for the balls after the first draw was aborted
Scottish FA president Alan McRae looks for the balls after the first draw was aborted
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THE prize on offer is a home Scottish Cup quarter-final draw against holders Inverness Caledonian Thistle but Capital stars Jordan McGhee and John McGinn are looking no further than the replay at Easter Road.

McGhee said: “It is a good draw, a tough draw but it doesn’t make it easier that we have an Edinburgh derby to play again next Tuesday so we look forward to gettting that out of the way first.

“Obviously it is dificult with them (Hibs) at home but I felt we played well enough in the first-half and if we play like during the full game and don’t come off the tempo in the second half we will have a right good chance.

“But we just need to work on the other things that we didn’t do well and improve on them.”

Hibs midfielder John McGinn insists the Championship side are not taking anything for granted just because they will face the Gorgie men at home.

He said: “We had to get that balance at the weekend, we didn’t want to over celebrate because we haven’t done anything yet, we only managed to secure another game against Hearts.

“We know we need to be cautious and there is still a lot to do to get through.

“We just have to focus on the replay next week and if we manage to get through that then the next round is a tough one.

“We are at home and we fancy ourselves against anyone at home but it is going to be a tough game, a derby and anything can happen. When we play at our best we don’t fear anyone.”

Favourites Celtic have been drawn at home to Greenock Morton in the quarter-finals of the William Hill Scottish Cup.

The draw at Hampden Park, which was re-run after one of the plastic balls opened after the Hoops had been paired with Dundee United also pitched the winners of the Rangers and Kilmarnock replay at Rugby Park will against Dundee or Dumbarton, who have to play again after a goalless draw, while Ross County host Dundee United with the ties to be played over weekend of March 5 and 6.