Hibernian lost further ground on Scottish Championship leaders Hearts after being held to a goalless draw by Queen of the South in a forgettable clash at Easter Road.
Hibernian will be without top-scorer Dominique Malonga for Saturday's Championship clash against Queen of the South.
Hibernian chief executive Leeann Dempster has welcomed the bid by a supporters group to take the club back into community ownership.
Jason Cumming's first-half strike proved to be the difference as Hibernian won 2-1 against a spirited Cowdenbeath at Central Park.
Hibernian travel to Cowdenbeath on Saturday with manager Alan Stubbs confident that the club have turned a corner.
Holders St Johnstone have been paired with fellow-Premiership side Ross County in the fourth round of the William Hill Scottish Cup.
Dundee United won a dramatic Scottish League Cup quarter-final 7-6 on penalties over Hibernian following a 3-3 draw at Easter Road.
Hibernian will be without the Dylan McGeouch for their League Cup quarter-final against Dundee United on Wednesday.