Tuesday’s draw for the fourth round of the William Hill Scottish Cup handed Motherwell a home tie against either Formartine United or Cove Rangers at Fir Park on either January 9 or 10.
Although they are second bottom of the Scottish Premiership, 1991 Scottish Cup winners Motherwell will be hot favourites to dispose of either of the Highland League clubs. Formartine and Cove are currently third and second respectively in the Highland League table. The two teams drew 1-1 in their original third round tie at Formartine last Saturday. They will replay this Saturday, December 5, for the right to play against a ’Well side knocked out in the fourth round in the past two seasons.