RICKI Lamie reckons Morton will know what to expect from Dumbarton when they face Stevie Aitken’s men in the Scottish Cup fifth round.

The Sons notched a 3-2 victory over Peterhead at Balmoor during Tuesday night’s rearranged fixture, meaning it is Aitken’s side who earn the right to play Ton at Cappielow on Saturday February 10.

It’s the second time in the competition that Ton have been paired with a club from their own division — after they beat Championship rivals Dunfermline 2-1 at East End Park on Saturday.

And next month’s tie will be the third time they face Aitken’s side this season. 

While Lamie would have liked to have been drawn against a side outwith the Championship, he believes facing a familiar rival can give Jim Duffy’s men a slight advantage in the tie.

He said: “It’s the same as the last time, we’re very familiar with the opponents.

“Obviously it gives you the slight advantage because you are well aware of the opponents but at the same time, as a player, you’re looking for a wee change in terms of who you are up against.

“We already play each other four times in a season and it’s quite a lot when you think of it. 

“I’m sure the gaffer will be familiar with them and he’ll shape us up in order to try to get a result.”