Scottish Cup: Stenhousemuir v Aberdeen & Queen of South v Dundee

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Scottish Cup: Stenhousemuir v Aberdeen & Queen of South v Dundee

Live Reporting

By Clive Lindsay

All times stated are UK

  1. Dons out to ‘rectify a few wrongs’

    Stenhousemuir v Aberdeen (19:30)

    Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes on BBC Radio Scotland: “The Scottish Cup’s a big deal for us. We say at the start of every season, we want to go the full way in the cup competitions.

    “We had an opportunity to try to deal with business at home and we were well comfortable in the game, but in any game, failing to get that second goal can come back to bite you and it did.

    “Thankfully we’ve got a chance to rectify a few wrongs from the first game.

    “Stenhousemuir will treat this as a cup final and we get that, but we are looking forward to the game.”

  2. Winners face up in fifth round

    By the luck of the fifth-round draw, the winners of tonight’s replays will face one another at the next stage.

    The winners of the game at Stenhousemuir’s Ochilview Park will have home advantage.

    Scottish Cup fifth-round draw

    Aberdeen or Stenhousemuir v Dundee or Queen of the South

    Celtic v St Johnstone

    East Fife v Partick Thistle

    Hearts v Auchinleck Talbot

    Hibernian v Raith Rovers

    Kilmarnock v Cowdenbeath or Rangers

    Ross County v Inverness Caledonian Thistle

    St Mirren v Dundee United

    Ties to be played weekend of 9 and 10 February

  3. LINE-UPS from Ochilview Park

    Stenhousemuir v Aberdeen (19:30)

    Stenhousemuir: Smith, Alan Reid, McBrearty, Munro, Donaldson,
    Duthie, Ferry, Dickson, Cook, Halleran, McGuigan.

    Substitutes: McMenamin, Paterson, Gibbons, McMinn, Garcia Tena.

    Aberdeen: Lewis, Logan, Considine, Hoban, Lowe, McGinn,
    Ferguson, Shinnie, Wright, Cosgrove, Stewart.

    Substitutes: Wilson, Gleeson, Mackay-Steven, May, Cerny, Ball, Ethan Ross.

  4. Stenny manager forced on bench

    Stenhousemuir v Aberdeen (19:30)

    Stenhousemuir manager Colin McMenamin on BBC Radio Scotland: “Big night, big crowd, big atmosphere and it should be a good night.

    “It was always going to be difficult up there at Pittodrie and to get the performance was great for everybody and the community.

    “There is plenty of confidence because we’ve been playing well.”

    Asked whether his side could repeat that famous 1995 win, McMenamin says: “I’ve been reminded about it a million times.

    “We’re going to be organised and we’re going to have to ride our luck, but at the same time we’ve got a bit of quality.”

    Stenhousemuir manager Colin McMenamin

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    The 37-year-old former Livingston and Dundee striker recently said retired from playing to concentrate on his new role as manager but names himself on the bench tonight.

    “It is unfortunate we got three injuries on Saturday and a couple of new signings are not eligible, so I’ve had to put myself on the bench, but I’m here for emergencies only,” he explains.

    “If it goes to penalties, I might throw myself on.”

  5. Deja vu for Stenny?

    Stenhousemuir v Aberdeen (19:30)

    Stenhousemuir are hoping to emulate the side who famously knocked Aberdeen out of the Scottish Cup in 1995.

    Manager Terry Christie made the duffel coat famous that night as he led his side, who like tonight’s team were in the third tier, to one of the biggest cup upsets.

    You can read all about it here.

    Scorer Tommy Steel with manager Terry Christie

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    Image caption: Tommy Steel scored the goals for Terry Christie’s side in 1995
  6. Tonight’s fixtures

    Scottish Cup fourth round

    • Queen of the South v Dundee (19:45)
    • Stenhousemuir v Aberdeen (19:30)

    Scottish Championship

    • Ayr United v Inverness Caledonian Thistle (19:45)
  7. Giant-killing in prospect?

    Scottish Cup fourth round

    It’s a big night of Scottish Cup replays, with two top-flight sides under threat of being knocked out after being held to draws on their own patch.

    Championship side Queen of the South host Dundee, while Stenhousemuir, who sit bottom of League One, are dreaming of another (more of that later) giant-killing act against Aberdeen.

    Meanwhile, there is also an important game in the Championship, with Ayr United having the chance to take over at the top from Ross County should they win at home to Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

    Stay with us for the build-up, live commentary and post-match reaction on BBC Radio Scotland and online.

    Stenhousemuir's Ochilview Park

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    Image caption: Stenhousemuir welcome Aberdeen to Ochilview Park

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