Morton qualified for the knockout phase unseeded after finishing second behind Motherwell in Group E.
They now face a trip to Easter Road where they will face Hibs for the first time in cup action since 2008.
Paul Heckingbottom’s men know they can’t underestimate the Ton, especially after what happened in their last League Cup encounter.
Morton shocked Hibs
The two sides were drawn against each other in the second round of the old League Cup format back in 2008. An easy win was expected for the Easter Road side, as they looked to win the trophy they had won in 2007.
It was not to be though as the Ton came to Leith and gave them a shock. Iain Russell’s strike and a free-kick from Stevie Masterton gave the First Division side an unlikely lead heading into the latter stages of the second half.
Joe Keenan and Dean Shiels leveled the scoring, before Steven Pinau gave them the lead in extra time. It seemed like the Easter Road side had averted disaster but that was not to be.
Russell’s penalty and Ryan Harding’s late winner sealed a shock victory for the Ton.
It was a memorable night for the Greenock club and it’s one of their highlights in cup competitions over the last 11 years since.
Heckingbottom’s team should have enough to overpower the Championship side. Then again, Mixu Paatelainen’s side should have had enough to dispatch of the Ton in 2008.
Look how that turned out.