sport news Hearts and Hibernian to face each other in Scottish Cup

Hearts and Hibs are to square up in the William Hill Scottish Cup for the third season in a row.

It was the plum tie in Monday's fourth-round draw which sees holders Celtic host Championship strugglers Brechin City, while Highland League side Fraserburgh have landed a dream home clash with Rangers.

There's another derby, too, in the shape of an all-Lanarkshire clash between Motherwell and Hamilton. But it's the Edinburgh showdown between Craig Levein and Neil Lennon's sides that will dominate the headlines, with Hibs looking to knock out their fierce rivals for the third year running when they meet at Tynecastle on the weekend of January 20-21.

Sky Sports' Luke Shanley, former Hearts player Colin Cameron and former Scottish rugby player Doddie Weir (left to right) looked after Monday's Scottish Cup draw

Sky Sports' Luke Shanley, former Hearts player Colin Cameron and former Scottish rugby player Doddie Weir (left to right) looked after Monday's Scottish Cup draw

The Leith club required replays at Easter Road to win the previous two ties - the first of those on their way to lifting the cup in 2016. Their January encounter will be the ninth time they have met each other in the Scottish Cup in the last 13 seasons.

Rangers' trip to the north east will also capture the imagination, with Fraserburgh last night hoping little Bellslea Park can host the tie, even if it means missing out on a windfall by moving the match to Pittodrie.

The 3,000-capacity, 480-seat Buchan ground will be subject to intense scrutiny from the police and SFA before a decision is made.

But chairman Finlay Noble, whose team knocked

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