Caley Thistle hit the Scottish Cup jackpot yesterday when they were paired with Celtic in the fifth-round draw.
Richie Foran’s side will travel to Parkhead on the weekend of February 11 and 12 following the draw for the game, which is expected to be chosen for live television broadcast.
The Highlanders have faced Celtic several times in the competition and beat the Hoops in the semi-finals two years ago en route to winning the trophy for the first time in the club’s history. The trip to Parkhead will evoke memories of the club’s first win against Celtic, the famous 3-1 victory under Steve Paterson at Parkhead in 2000.
Aberdeen will travel to Dingwall to face Ross County. Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes said: “It’s disappointing not to get a home draw and it is always tough going to Dingwall.”
Rod Stewart conducted the draw in eccentric mood and then snubbed a handshake from SFA president and former Cove chairman Alan McRae during yesterday’s Scottish Cup fifth round draw. The 72-year-old, sporting a leopard-print scarf, helped draw the teams with former Hibs manager Alan Stubbs using bizarre hand gestures. He then turned away, inadvertently blanking McRae’s handshake.
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