ANGE POSTECOGLOU will get his first taste of the Scottish Cup with a fourth round tie against Barry Ferguson’s Alloa after tonight’s fourth round draw.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst will manage Rangers for the first time in the competition against Stirling Albion at Ibrox while holders St Johnstone will face Kelty Hearts or Montrose away from home.

Postecoglou’s Hoops side will travel to Clackmannanshire on the weekend of January 22/23 to take on the League One outfit in a tie that will almost certainly be televised live by Premier Sports satellite station or BBC Scotland.

Last year’s runners-up Hibs will face either Cove Rangers or Queen of the South at Easter Road, while Aberdeen have a home draw against League Two outfit Edinburgh City.

Non-league Auchinleck Talbot have been rewarded for their shock 1-0 win over Hamilton Accies in the last round with a home tie against Hearts.

Championship leaders Kilmarnock host Dundee United while Motherwell will also face second-tier opponents in either Inverness Caley Thistle or Morton.


Alloa v Celtic;

Peterhead v East Kilbride;

Clydebank v Annan Athletic;

Banks O’Dee v Raith Rovers;

Motherwell v Inverness Caley Thistle or Morton;

Kelty Hearts or Montrose v St Johnstone;

Livingston v Ross County;

Dumbarton v Dundee;

Aberdeen v Edinburgh City;

Rangers v Stirling Albion;

Ayr United v St Mirren;

Kilmarnock v Dundee United;

Hibs v Cove Rangers or Queen of the South;

Partick Thistle v Airdrie;

Auchinleck Talbot v Hearts;

Arbroath v Brechin City or Darvel.

Ties due on weekend January 22/23.



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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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