Sunday 9th February 2014
DUMBARTON’S reward for eliminating Alloa Athletic from the Scottish Cup is a quarter-final draw against Premiership side Aberdeen at Pittodrie.
Skipper Andy Graham believes that the game, to be played either on the 8th or 9th of March, will be a tough test for his teammates who are yet to taste defeat in 2014.
He said: “It’s probably the hardest tie we could have drawn, but at the quarter-final stage a tough game is to be expected.
“We will go up there with nothing to lose and give it our best shot.
“The results yesterday show that the Championship teams can compete with sides from the Premiership.”
And striker Bryan Prunty (pictured, right), who played for the Dons in a brief spell in 2004, is enthusiastic as ever to the reward for getting to the last 8 of the competition.
He added: “It’s a fantastic draw for everyone at the club and a great chance to see how far we’ve come.
“We will be underdogs as expected, however at this stage of the competition who knows what may happen.
“Also, it will be a fantastic day out for our fans who will travel up north to support us as they always do.
“Games like these don’t come along too often so let’s all make the most of it and enjoy our day.”
From a fans’s point of view, Jack Crawford who is a Sonstrust board member and our official matchday Tweeter said: “I think the supporters will treat the day as one of those games to enjoy.
“Aberdeen will be hot favourites, but it’s the cup, so you never know!”