HOLDERS Rangers and champions Celtic have both been drawn at home in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup.

Michael Beale’s Ibrox side, who overcame St Johnstone 1-0 in Perth at the weekend, will face Championship outfit Partick Thistle who knocked out Dunfermline on penalty-kicks.

Coincidentally, Ange Postecoglou’s Hoops, who hammered Morton 5-0, will play St Mirren at Parkhead and the Paisley side also had to rely on spot-kicks to see off Dundee.

Goalkeeper Trevor Carson was their hero with THREE super saves to win his team a place against the champions in the east end of Glasgow.

Intriguingly, the tie at Parkhead is one only two all-Premiership clashes with Dundee United taking on Kilmarnock at Tannadice on the same weekend.

Hearts, 3-0 victors over city rivals Hibs at Easter Road earlier today, have been drawn away again and will face Hamilton Accies at New Douglas Park.

The full draw is:

Linlithgow Rose or Raith Rovers v Motherwell

Livingston v Inverness Caley Thistle or Queen’s Park

Dundee United v Kilmarnock

Hamilton Accies v Hearts

Celtic v St Mirren

Cove Rangers or Ayr United v Elgin City or Drumchapel United

Darvel or Aberdeen v Falkirk

Rangers v Partick Thistle

Ties are due on the weekend of February 11/12.

The Scottish Cup Final is scheduled for Saturday June 3.


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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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