October 21, 2021

Celtic could face Rangers in Scottish Cup fourth round

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Celtic have been drawn against Rangers or Cove Rangers in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup, with a tie against St Johnstone or Clyde awaiting in the quarter-final for whichever team progresses.

Fourth-round ties will take place on the weekend of April 17 and quarter-final games are to be played on the weekend of April 24.

Reigning Scottish Cup champions Celtic overcame League One Falkirk 3-0 at Parkhead on Saturday with goals from James Forrest, Ryan Christie and Mohamed Elyounoussi.

Steven Gerrard will be hoping he can lead Rangers to their first successful Scottish Cup campaign since 2009, while interim boss John Kennedy has set his sights on retaining the trophy after Celtic missed out on the 2020/21 Premiership title to their Old Firm rivals.

Steven Gerrard shows his frustration during Rangers' loss to Slavia Prague
Image: Steven Gerrard’s Rangers will be hoping to win the Scottish Cup for the first time since 2009

Inverness, who claimed Highland bragging rights by beating rivals Ross County 3-1 on Friday, will face St Mirren away in the fourth round.

Motherwell play Championship side Greenock Morton after their 5-0 triumph over Formartine United on Saturday. Aberdeen face Livingston in the fourth round after they edged past Dumbarton.

St Johnstone have been drawn to face Clyde and Kilmarnock will play Montrose.

In the two remaining third-round ties, Rangers face Cove Rangers, of the Scottish third tier, in the third round on Sunday evening (kick-off 6:30pm). Queen of the South versus Hibernian takes place on Monday night at Palmerston Park (kick-off 7:45pm).

There are no replays in this season’s Scottish Cup, meaning matches that end in a draw after 90 minutes will go to extra time and penalties if necessary.

Scottish Cup fourth-round draw

Stranraer vs Queen of the South or Hibernian

Motherwell vs Greenock Morton

St Mirren vs Inverness

St Johnstone vs Clyde

Rangers or Cove Rangers vs Celtic

Aberdeen vs Livingston

Forfar vs Dundee United

Kilmarnock vs Montrose

Quarter-finals

Rangers or Cove Rangers or Celtic vs St Johnstone or Clyde

Kilmarnock or Montrose vs St Mirren or Inverness

Aberdeen or Livingtson vs Forfar or Dundee United

Stranraer or Queen of the South or Hibernian vs Motherwell or Greenock Morton