Hibs will play Rangers, who won the Viaplay Cup earlier this season, in the plum tie of the quarter-final of the Scottish Gas, Scottish Cup and the clash will be at Easter Road.

Hearts are on their travels for the third round in a row after beating Spartans and Airdrie. Morton, who knocked out Motherwell, will prove tough opposition, according to Hearts’ head coach, Steven Naismith.

He knows how tough having been knocked out of the Scottish Cup with Kilmarnock on the tight Cappielow surface.

Morton’s manager, Dougie Imrie, told BBC Scotland Sport they wanted a home draw and they plan to make Cappielow a fortress. 

The draw for the 150th anniversary of the tournament, undertaken by Steven MacLean, who scored the second goal for St Johnstone in the 2014 Cup Final, also saw Celtic, the holders, against Livingston while Neil Warnock’s Aberdeen entertain Kilmarnock, managed by former Dons boss, Derek McInnes.

The ties are on the weekend of Saturday, March 9.

PICTURE: Hibs manager Nick Montgomery by Ian Jacobs

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