Celtic and Rangers get home ties in Scottish Cup third-round draw

Holders Celtic to face either Arbroath or Falkirk as both Glasgow sides receive home draws against lower league opposition; Hamilton will host St Mirren in the only all-Premiership tie; fixtures to take place on final weekend of January

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard during the Scottish Premiership match
Image: Steven Gerrard will be hoping he can lead Rangers to their first successful Scottish Cup campaign since 2009

Cove Rangers will take on Rangers for the first time in their history in the Scottish Cup third round.

Former Celtic midfielder Paul Hartley's League Two champions will travel to Ibrox in the final weekend of January.

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Holders Celtic have been handed a home tie against Arbroath or Falkirk.

Hamilton will host St Mirren in the only all-Premiership tie.

Dundee have been handed a home Tayside derby against St Johnstone after scraping past non-league Bonnyrigg Rose on Saturday night.

Neil Lennon led Celtic to a fourth consecutive Scottish Cup win last season
Image: Neil Lennon led Celtic to a fourth consecutive Scottish Cup win last season

James McPake's side needed an equaliser from Jonathan Afolabi deep into stoppage-time to force extra-time at Dens Park, and they again came from behind to win 3-2.

With a number of games postponed over the weekend, the only other decided tie will see 2016 winners Hibernian travel to Dumfries to take on Queen of the South.

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Ross County have been handed a home tie against either Highland rivals Inverness or Highland League side Buckie Thistle.

Dundee United will host Partick Thistle or Cowdenbeath while Aberdeen will either make the relatively short trip to Huntly or face a longer journey to Dumbarton.

Motherwell will either travel north to take on Fortmartine or south to face Annan while Livingston will host either Stirling or former manager John McGlynn's Raith Rovers side.

Kilmarnock face a trip to either Peterhead or Stenhousemuir while Hearts, runners-up in the past two seasons, will face Stranraer at home if they can get past either Camelon or Brora Rangers, who have still to play their first-round game.

Scottish Cup third-round draw

Camelon or Brora Rangers or Heart of Midlothian vs Stranraer

Celtic vs Arbroath or Falkirk

Dumbarton or Huntly vs Aberdeen

Dundee United vs Partick Thistle or Cowdenbeath

Dundee vs St Johnstone

East Fife vs Greenock Morton or Dunfermline Athletic

Elgin City or Ayr United vs Keith or Clyde

Forfar Athletic vs Airdrieonians or Edinburgh City

Formartine United or Annan Athletic vs Motherwell

Fraserburgh vs Nairn County or Montrose

Hamilton Academical vs St Mirren

Livingston vs Stirling Albion or Raith Rovers

Peterhead or Stenhousemuir vs Kilmarnock

Queen of the South vs Hibernian

Rangers vs Cove Rangers

Ross County vs Buckie Thistle or Inverness Caledonian Thistle

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