Hibs learn route to Scottish Cup semi-final as draw for next two rounds is made
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Jack Ross’ team will meet Stranraer at Stair Park in two weeks’ time – assuming they can win at the Dumfries home of the Doonhamers in the final third round match of the competition.
Singer Nathan Evans made the fourth AND fifth round draws this afternoon, first lining up the 2016 winners with the Blues and – if Hibs can win both their away ties in south-west Scotland – they’ll have a home quarter-final against either Motherwell or Morton.
Prospective opponents Stranraer were the team to knock Hearts’ shock conquerors Brora Rangers out of this season’s competition.
Among the other ties were two potential all-Premiership clashes – Rangers will host Celtic if they can defeat Cove Rangers this afternoon and Aberdeen host Livingston in the fourth round, which will be played on the weekend of April 17.
The quarter finals will fall the following weekend (April 24) with all ties made up of several permutations.
Fourth round draw in full: Stranraer v Hibs or QOS;
Motherwell v Morton;
St Mirren v Inverness Caledonian Thistle;
St Johnstone v Clyde; Rangers or Cove Rangers v Celtic;
Aberdeen v Livingston;
Forfar Athletic v Dundee United;
Kilmarnock v Montrose.
Fifth round: Rangers, Cove Rangers or Celtic v St Johnstone or Clyde;
Kilmarnock or Montrose v St Mirren or ICT;
Aberdeen or Livingston v Forfar or Dundee Utd;
Stranraer, Hibs or QOS v Motherwell or Morton.