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Summary

  1. MK Dons make approach for Robbie Neilson
  2. Scottish Cup fourth-round draw at 18:35 GMT
  3. Celtic beat Aberdeen in Sunday's League Cup final
  4. Trophy win was Celtic's 100th
  5. Jamie Walker tipped for Scotland call

Live Reporting

By Keir Murray

All times stated are UK

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Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson

Hearts' Robbie Neilson travels to speak to English League One outfit MK Dons about their vacant managerial position.

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Good night

That's all for today. BBC Sportsound continues on BBC Radio Scotland and the studio guests are discussing candidates for the next manager at Tynecastle.

Robbie Neilson will talk to MK Dons after Wednesday's game with Rangers. Is it a done deal?

Steven Pressley and Ian Cathro already being mentioned...

Well, that it folks. Happy with the draw? Are your team heading to Hampden in May?

Ross County v Dundee United and Raith Rovers v Hearts are good Championship v Premiership contests, while Queen of the South will relish a visit from Celtic if they can get the better of Albion Rovers in their rearranged match following Saturday's big freeze. There will be a fourth top tier v second tier match-up if St Mirren see off Spartans for a trip to Dens Park.

All ties will be played on the weekend of 21/22 January.

I am alone in thinking holders Hibernian potentially going to Bonnyrigg Rose is the tie of the round?

Maybe, since there are two all-Premiership games, with Rangers at home to Motherwell and Kilmarnock hosting Hamilton.

Hibernian are the Scottish Cup holders
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Here we go...

Scottish Cup fourth round draw

Ross County v Dundee Utd

St Johnstone v Forres Mechanics or Stenhousemuir

Albion Rovers or Queen of the South v Celtic

Livingston v East Fife or Edinburgh City

Rangers v Motherwell

Aberdeen v Stranraer or East Kilbride

Elgin City v Inverness CT

Raith Rovers v Hearts

Kilmarnock v Hamilton

Bonnyrigg Rose or Dumbarton v Hibernian

Brechin v Queen's Park or Montrose

Partick Thistle v Formartine Utd or Annan Athletic

Stirling Albion v Clyde or Arbroath

Alloa v Dunfermline

Dundee v St Mirren or Spartans

Beith Juniors or Morton v Falkirk

Quick tour of Rugby Park

Cup memories for Killie

The draw is being made at Rugby Park to mark the 20th anniversary of Kilmarnock's 1996-97 Scottish Cup triumph. 

Gary Holt, a cup-winner with Killie that day, will pick out the teams along with the Scottish FA president Alan McRae.

Paul Wright celebrates his Scottish Cup-winning goal at Ibrox
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Paul Wright (centre) celebrates his Scottish Cup-winning goal against Falkirk at Ibrox in 1997

Scottish Cup draw coming up

Another reminder of the team numbers for the Scottish Cup draw. Not long to go now...

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Tune into Sportsound

BBC Radio Scotland 810 MW/DAB & online... The programme starts at 18:30.

Host Kenny Macintyre will be joined in the studio by Barry Ferguson, Joe Miller and Times journalist Michael Grant.

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Sons survive to earn replay with The Rose

Our man Kenny Crawford was on his Scottish Cup travels at the weekend...

Bonnyrigg Rose and Dumbarton are both in this evening's fourth round draw. That's coming up at 18:35.

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Dougie Gilligan

A Scottish man who says he was abused by former Crewe Alexandra coach Barry Bennell warns that sexual abuse in football could be a "huge" problem.

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MK Dons make approach for Hearts boss

Breaking news...

A statement from Tynecastle...

"The club can confirm that MK Dons have made an official approach to Heart of Midlothian in relation to Head Coach Robbie Neilson. 

"Robbie is aware of the approach but he remains fully focused on the immediate task at hand, which is of course, Rangers at home on Wednesday. 

"No further comment or statement will be made by the club until after this match."

Motherwell fans promised 'unique influence'

The Well Society, now the club's majority shareholder, is finalising plans to ensure members of the fan group have direct access to the boardroom. 

"In terms of the fans being involved, it's now their club," said director Douglas Dickie.

"We are working on the governance structure, which will show a path and link to board level. An executive board will be responsible for the day-to-day running and operational issues of the club, this board is effectively the Motherwell Football Club board as it stands currently. That provides stability, it's been there for the past year through the negotiation process and all the board members are Well Society members. 

"We are also looking at a supervisory board, they will be responsible and consulted on strategic decisions facing the club but the two will work hand in hand. In the initial stages this will be the Well Society board but it's our intention to add four or five members who will bring specialist skills and that's open to all Well Society members. 

"We are going to create a pathway and a direct connection and improve our communication through Q&As, newsletters, working groups and continued match presence where directors will be present at all. Each member will have an opportunity to be involved at any level through a democratic process. 

"We should be proud of what we have achieved, we are unique, the first Scottish top-flight club to be fully in the control of the fans." 

Having reached 2,000 members to complete the transfer of Les Hutchison's shareholding, the group set up in 2012 is now targeting another 500 recruits.

"To aid and improve the club going forward at all levels, including our successful youth development programme, we would urge all fans who are not members to sign up and pledge," added Dickie. 

Motherwell fans at Fir Park
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Shrill at Firhill

Who or what is making this noise?

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Names in the Scottish Cup 'hat'

Here's a note of all the teams in this evening's Scottish Cup fourth round draw.

We'll be across it on this live page and on BBC Radio Scotland's Sportsound when the balls start coming out of the tombola contraption.

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Ouch!

Sutton adding fizz to Buddies

St Mirren striker John Sutton has won the Golden Balls Award for being voted the IRN-BRU Cup player of the quarter-finals.
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St Mirren striker John Sutton has won the Golden Balls Award for being voted the IRN-BRU Cup player of the quarter-finals

Djoum excited about Rangers encounter

Hearts midfielder Arnaud Djoum is looking forward to facing Rangers on Wednesday and claims the Tynecastle side are backed by the "best fans" in Scotland. 

Arnaud Djoum excited about Rangers encounter

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Big fish join minnows in cup draw

It is the stage when the big boys join in from the Premiership, as well as four from the Championship, which of course includes holders Hibernian.

But there will be lots of either/or scenarios this evening when the Scottish Cup fourth-round draw is broadcast live from Kilmarnock's Rugby Park on BBC Radio Scotland's Sportsound on 810MW and online.

Nine third-round ties were postponed because of frozen pitches on Saturday, while two that did go ahead went to replays.

It raises the possibility of the likes of juniors Bonnyrigg Rose, Lowland League side Spartans, or Wick Academy from the Highland League being drawn against the might of Scottish champions Celtic and others from the top flight.

The draw takes place at 18:35 GMT.

Bonnyrigg Rose's Dean Hoskins (centre) goes close to scoring against Dumbarton
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Bonnyrigg Rose drew 0-0 at home to Championship side Dumbarton on Saturday

Sviatchenko 'cautious' on Celtic treble chances

Following Sunday's League Cup success, the talk inevitably switches to a possible treble for Celtic.

The last time Celtic won a domestic clean-sweep was Martin O'Neill's debut season in 2000-01. 

Brendan Rodgers' side are eight points clear at the top of the Premiership with two games in hand.

"I'm going to be cautious," said defender Erik Sviatchenko. "This is one out of three. We will always try to do our best because as a footballer you want to win everything you can win. If that means three, it means three, if it means two, it means two, if it means one, it means one. Now we have one so that's a good start."

The Dane is proud of the eight consecutive domestic clean sheets reached against Aberdeen at Hampden and aims to keep the run going.

"We will do our best to keep improving because as a footballer you also want to break records," he said. "We also want to see if we can go ahead and have the most clean sheets. That's my individual goal but that's an important goal for everyone."

Celtic players celebrate their League Cup success
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'More to come from Celtic'

Erik Sviatchenko senses Celtic are building towards a special period in the club's history. 

The Danish defender helped Celtic win their 100th major trophy thanks to a 3-0 victory over Aberdeen in Sunday's League Cup final and has his sights on adding to that tally.

"We have the feeling everywhere," the 25-year-old said. "Everywhere you go people are really buying into the new Celtic. The vibes around us are really, really positive.

"We have one trophy secured and maybe it's the best trophy to get because it's what starts something really, really well. We have been performing so well and it's a good trophy to have. 

"It feels great. I clearly remember when I came to Celtic that I said I wanted to be remembered and I wanted to be part of something greater.

"There is still a lot to come from us as a team. Even though we dominate, it's all about wanting to progress and push on to the next level in some way."

Erik Sviatchenko with the League Cup trophy
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Taylor targets quick Dons recovery

Aberdeen defender Ash Taylor believes Saturday's Premiership trip to Ibrox offers the perfect chance to bounce back from their League Cup final disappointment. 

The Dons endured a difficult afternoon at Hampden on Sunday, going down 3-0 to a dominant Celtic. 

"We were in the final to win the trophy and it wasn't our day," the centre-back said. "They were more clinical in front of goal. 

"We tried to keep our defensive shape really well but it was disappointing to concede the two goals we did in the first half. We started the second half well and I thought, if we nicked a goal, it might have been a different story but they got a penalty and that was the game turned on its head. 

"Obviously we are hurting but we have a big game at Rangers to go into. It's a good enough game for us to bounce back. We have to stay together as a group, look forward and put in a great performance on Saturday. We have got to channel the disappointment into the game and fully focus on that." 

Aberdeen defender Ash Taylor
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Paterson pulls through for Hearts

Hearts defender Callum Paterson was in the wars on Saturday, forced off during a 3-0 win over Motherwell after a clash of heads with Ben Heneghan.

The good news for the Jambos is that the 22-year-old is going to be fit for Wednesday's game with Rangers.

"He's obviously a bit swollen but he will be fine," said head coach Robbie Neilson. "He came in on Sunday and it was a bit closed up but there will be no issues. We got it drained and he will be fine."

Callum Paterson is replaced by Liam Smith at Tynecastle
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Jamie Walker for Scotland?

Robbie Neilson was praising his winger Jamie Walker this morning at Hearts' media conference ahead of Rangers' visit to Tynecastle on Wednesday.

So much so that the head coach thinks he is good enough to earn a full Scotland cap. Walker, 23, has played for his country at every level from schoolboy through to the Under-21s but has yet to get the call from Gordon Strachan.

"Technically, he is really good," said Neilson.

"His work-rate and defensive side of the game, which you need at international level, is definitely improving.

"I'd like to think he can get in the squad eventually."

So, do you agree with Neilson? Is Walker better than, say, James Forrest, Matt Ritchie, Robert Snodgrass or Matt Phillips? Share your thoughts using #bbcsportscot on Twitter or by texting 80295.

Jamie Walker scores his team's third goal against Motherwell on Saturday
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Jamie Walker scores his team's third goal against Motherwell on Saturday

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Rob Maclean's weekend review

BBC Scotland football commentator Rob Maclean looks at the key themes from the weekend's football, including Celtic's domestic dominance, Aberdeen's underwhelming performance at Hampden, the rise of Hearts forward Bjorn Johnsen, Joe Garner v Joe Dodoo at Ibrox and the incredibly tight lower half of the Premiership.

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Celtic's majority shareholder Dermot Desmond joins the players in the Hampden changing room to celebrate the Betfred Cup win
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Celtic's majority shareholder Dermot Desmond joins the players in the Hampden changing room to celebrate the Betfred Cup win

Hearts too strong for Motherwell

Hearts delight their fans at Tynecastle as they prove too good for Motherwell. Commentary is by John Barnes.

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Highlights: Hearts 3-0 Motherwell

Second place the target for Neilson

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Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson says his focus for the season is taking second place in the league, a position they can move in to if they beat Rangers at Tyncastle on Wednesday. 

At Monday's media conference he described Rangers as being "a bit stop-start" but "a very good footballing team". 

Neilson has also revealed that the Hearts board will give him money, if required, to spend in the January transfer window.

He said: "I can strengthen the squad. The players are doing well so we will assess if we need to strengthen again."

Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson
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Cup final player ratings

Joy for Rangers' Joe Dodoo at Firhill

BBC Scotland's Alasdair Lamont describes the best bits from the Partick Thistle-Rangers match on Saturday, which resulted in a late win for the Light Blues.

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Highlights: Partick Thistle 1-2 Rangers

Brendan Rodgers is Celtic's 'messiah'

Tom English

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"Aberdeen won the pre-match, that's about as much as you can say for them. The fans and the team did their best work before a whistle had been sounded and a ball had been kicked.

"Long before the teams emerged for the Scottish League Cup final, the Dons supporters filled Hampden Park with their colour and their noise and, if trophies were handed out for such things, they'd be serial winners.

"We could see what Aberdeen were trying to do before the match began, but when it did, their intentions weren't nearly as obvious..."

Read Tom English's feature on how Aberdeen couldn't live up to their pre-match confidence in the Betfred Cup final.

Aberdeen fans greatly added to the occasion at Hampden
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Aberdeen fans greatly added to the colour of the occasion at Hampden

On the back pages

Here's what's featuring on the back pages of Scotland's newspapers:

  • Celtic captain Scott Brown, basking in the glory of Sunday's Betfred Cup final 3-0 win over Aberdeen, believes that the team can win every game they play as the Premiership leaders eye the domestic treble
  • If Celtic can win the Scottish Cup in May and keep hold of their league lead, Brendan Rodgers will follow in the footsteps of Jock Stein and Martin O'Neill in guiding Celtic to the treble
  • Aberdeen captain Ryan Jack promises that the Dons won't fall apart after being outplayed at Hampden and, with six months of the season remaining, have plenty of time to bounce back 
  • With two wins out of three in the autumn Tests, Scotland's try-scoring full-back Stuart Hogg feels the time is right for the national team to make a big impact in the 2017 Six Nations.

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What's in store

We'll be looking back at Celtic's Betfred Cup win - that's the Scottish League Cup in old money - at Hampden yesterday and poring over the rest of the weekend's results. Plus, we'll hear from Hearts' media conference, which begins at half-past nine, and look forward to the Scottish Cup draw at Rugby Park at 18:35 GMT.

Good morning

A very good morning to you all and welcome to our live rolling news coverage of everything that's happening in Scottish football today.