When and where to watch Scottish Cup draw as Celtic prepare for 4th round tie
Celtic will today enter the Scottish Cup as the 4th round draw prepares to take place tonight.
The Hoops suffered a dismal exit at the quarter-final stage of the competition last year. A deflating 2-0 loss at Ibrox to Rangers saw our hopes of retaining the trophy for a 5th time go up in smoke.
Even so, it’s a new season under Ange Postecoglou and Celtic supporters are being given reason to believe things are on the up once more. With both results and performances improving, the Hoops will be keen to make an impact on the cup competitions.
They already have done in the Premier Sports Cup, where Celtic will face Hibernian in the final at Hampden on December 19th. However, the SFA’s main event – the Scottish Cup – is another piece of silverware the Hoops will have their eyes on.
Tonight, Brechin City will face Darvel on BBC Scotland. This will conclude the final third round match not including replays. After which, the draw will be made for the 4th round of the competition.
This means Celtic fans can watch the draw live on free-to-air TV tonight as Postecoglou’s side will undoubtedly be hoping for a home draw.
Celtic and The Scottish Cup – a match made in heaven
The Scottish Cup is of huge importance and value to the football club. It’s a competition in which we’re the most successful club to have competed in. Indeed, Celtic have managed to win the famous old trophy 40 times.
Whilst getting to the final of the League Cup is a fine achievement, it pales in comparison to the importance of the Scottish Cup. It’s the oldest national trophy in world football, and the Hoops will be keen to seize it again.
Last year unfortunately saw a hugely disappointing cup run from the Hoops. It was the first time we had lost a Scottish Cup tie stretching back to 2016. That shows just how much of a claim we’ve had on the trophy over the last 5 years.
St Johnstone would go on to win the competition, knocking out Rangers en route. However, there are a host of dangerous sides who will be looking to cause a fairytale upset should they draw us.
The 4th round of the competition will take place on January 22nd. This means Celtic won’t kickstart their Scottish Cup campaign until after the winter break.
So fingers crossed for a nice home tie to get us going. We’ll see what happens later this evening.