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Hibs will face Dundee United at Easter Road in the Scottish League Cup quarter-final – a repeat of the game at this stage last season, with the fixture to be played on 27/28 October.

Hibs defeated Montrose, Stranraer and Aberdeen to reach this stage and Head Coach Alan Stubbs said that he was happy with the draw and sees it as a good opportunity for his side to measure their progress.

After the draw, Stubbs told the club website: “We obviously watched the draw with great interest and there was a feeling of déjà vu when Dundee United followed us out of the pot. But it is a good draw for us.

“The draw was always going to be difficult, every team is there on merit – so it was never going to be an easy tie. It will be a good test for us, but also for Dundee United as we showed we are capable of beating teams from the top-flight, both last season and again in this one.

“Easter Road is our home and it is difficult for teams to come here and leave with a win. That is because we are a good footballing side and are capable of beating anyone at home.”

Elsewhere, neighbours Hearts face holders Celtic at Tynecastle whilst John Hughes’ Inverness Caledonian Thistle face Ross County and Morton are at home to St Johnstone.