Scottish Cup news

Rangers to face Celtic

January 11, 2011

Rangers and Celtic will meet at Ibrox in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup.

Old Firm set to clash in cup

The Old Firm rivals were paired together in Tuesday's draw at Hampden and the match will be played on February 5 or 6.

Celtic avoided a cup shock when they defeated Berwick in the last round, while Rangers eased past Kilmarnock last night. Walter Smith's men will again have home advantage on their side but the memory of this month's defeat to Celtic at the same venue will still be fresh in the memory.

Their meeting is the only clear tie at the moment, with replays or re-arranged fixtures yet to determine to rest of the games.

Hibernian have a home game against either SPL rivals St Mirren or Peterhead if they can overcome Ayr United. Likewise, Edinburgh rivals Hearts will host Falkirk or Partick Thistle if they progress past St Johnstone in Tuesday's rearranged tie.

Queen of the South would face the longest journey if they defeat Brechin City, with a potential meeting with Highland League side Buckie awaiting them if they overcome East Stirling.

The other ties are Aberdeen v Montrose or Dunfermline, Inverness v Morton or Airdrie, Hamilton v Dundee United or Ross County, Stenhousemuir or Threave Rovers or Stranraer v Motherwell.

Scottish Cup fifth-round draw (ties to be played weekend of February 5-6):

Aberdeen v Montrose or Dunfermline
Inverness v Morton or Airdrie
Hamilton v Dundee United or Ross County
Stenhousemuir or Threave Rovers or Stranraer v Motherwell
East Stirling or Buckie v Queen of the South or Brechin
Rangers v Celtic
Hibernian or Ayr v St Mirren or Peterhead
Hearts or St Johnstone v Falkirk or Partick Thistle