Hibs draw Hearts in Scottish Cup

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Hibernian and Hearts will face off at Easter Road in the Scottish Cup fourth round © PA Photos
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Hibernian have been handed the opportunity to avenge their Scottish Cup final derby thrashing after being drawn at home to Hearts in the fourth round of this season's competition.

Hibs' last Scottish Cup tie was the 5-1 humiliation by their Edinburgh rivals at Hampden, but they are a much-improved team this season and sit level on points with Premier League leaders Celtic, seven places above Hearts.

Ally McCoist's Rangers team face Irn-Bru Third Division rivals Elgin following their 7-0 third-round win over Alloa at Ibrox. City lost 5-1 in Govan on league duty in September but sit just two points behind leaders Rangers in the table.

Celtic face the winners of the third-round replay between Inverurie Locos and Arbroath. The Highland League side travel to Gayfield on Saturday following a 3-3 draw at the weekend.

The third all-SPL encounter sees Aberdeen host Motherwell. The Dons knocked out Motherwell in the quarter-finals last season but the Lanarkshire side have fond memories of starting their cup campaign at Pittodrie, Stevie Kirk scoring the only goal in 1991 on their way to lifting the trophy.

William Hill Scottish Cup fourth round draw:
Aberdeen v Motherwell
Partick Thistle v Dunfermline
Kilmarnock v Queen of the South
Hibernian v Hearts
Airdrie or Raith v Deveronvale
Turriff United v Albion Rovers or Morton
Livingston v Dundee
Rangers v Elgin City
Forfar or Nairn County v Ayr United
Ross County v Inverness
Celtic v Inverurie or Arbroath
Dumbarton v Hamilton
Cowdenbeath v St Johnstone
Stranraer or Queen's Park v Dundee United
Stenhousemuir or Berwick v Falkirk
St Mirren v Brechin or Bonnyrigg Rose

Ties to be played weekend of December 1-2.

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