Monday 2nd December 2013
DUMBARTON boss Ian Murray says his side will need to be at their best to get past Alloa Athletic to reach the last eight of the William Hill Scottish Cup.
Ian was commenting on the outcome of today’s draw that paired his team with the Recreation Park side.
He said:”I’m fairly happy with what happened today.
“It’s a winnable game, though we will need to be at our best and it’s a real chance to get to the quarter finals.”
The manager did add a note of caution.
“They will be thinking the same thing and by the time the game comes around, we will both know each other’s strengths.
“And of course we play them this week in a league game, however that will have no bearing on the cup game.
“Our fans I’m sure will welcome that it’s another away day as they clearly enjoy the trips with the boys getting plenty backing.”
From the players point of view, captain Andy Graham added his thoughts and echoed his manager’s comments
“It’s a tough tie against a side in our own league”, said Andy.
“But in any cup draw you look for a tie that gives you a chance of progressing and having already won 2-1 at Recreation Park earlier this season we feel this is a hard game but one we can have a realistic chance of getting a victory.”
Sons Supporters Society membership secretary Tommy Hughes declared that the fans will be satisfied with the team that Kenny Miller drew out of the ‘hat’ at Hampden this afternoon.
“I’m happy with the draw”, added Tommy (pictured above)
“It has the potential to be a cracking cup tie with then reward of a quarter final place for the winner.
“A great incentive.
“Also, given that it’s an away tie, our fans will enjoy the day out and hopefull they will turn out in numbers to give the lads support.”
The match is scheduled to take place on Saturday 8th February, 2014 with a 3pm kick-off.
Alloa visit the Bet Butler STadium on league duty in a re-arranged SPFL Championship game this Wednesday, 4th December 2013. Kick-off 7.45pm.