Yesterday’s third round of the Scottish Cup saw one of the big shocks in recent years as West of Scotland side Auchinleck Talbot defeated Hamilton Accies to book their place in the fourth round of Scottish football’s showpiece knockout competition.

With the Premiership sides entering the competition, the likes of Auchinleck, Banks O’Dee and Clydebank will be dreaming of a potential money-spinner against one of the top clubs in the country as their reward for eliminating SPFL sides.

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Last year’s winners St Johnstone will be hoping the defence of their Scottish Cup goes better than their attempt at retaining the League Cup, losing out to Celtic in last weekend’s semi-finals.

As the Scottish Cup reaches the last-32 stage, we look ahead to when the fourth round draw is and everything else you need to know:


When is the Scottish Cup fourth round draw?

The Scottish Cup fourth round draw takes place on Monday November 27 after the Brechin City v Darvel third-round tie.

Will the draw be on TV?

The fourth round draw will be on TV with BBC Scotland broadcasting it live after their coverage of Monday’s third-round fixture at Brechin.

Who enters the competition in the fourth round?

All 12 Premiership sides enter the competition at the fourth round and with no seedings in place, there’s no limits on who can be drawn to face who.

Who qualified from the third round?

Alloa Athletic
Annan Athletic
Auchinleck Talbot
Ayr United
Banks O’Dee
East Kilbride
Edinburgh City
Partick Thistle
Raith Rovers
Stirling Albion

Who else is still to qualify for the fourth round?

There are three replays to take place after draws yesterday, while Brechin and Darvel meet for the first time on Monday.

Kelty Hearts or Montrose
Cove Rangers or Queen of the South
Inverness Caledonian Thistle or Morton
Brechin City or Darvel

When will the Scottish Cup fourth round be played?

The fourth round will take place on the weekend of January 22 and will be the first competitive fixture back for the 12 Premiership clubs after the winter break, which begins following the Edinburgh Derby on January 3.

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