We’ll take home tie against anyone

Grant Murray
Grant Murray

GRANT Murray said he was delighted with the draw for the next round of the William Hill Scottish Cup, but warned that it was going to be a tough match - no matter the opposition.

Rovers will play the winner of next Wednesday’s replay between Arbroath and Celtic and the boss said he was just pleased that they had a home tie.

“Obviously Celtic coming to Stark’s Park would be a great tie for players, fans and the board. But both games would be difficult, Arbroath as well.

The big thing for us is being drawn at home. No matter who you’re drawn against you’re setting out to win the game whether it be against the league champions or not.”

It’s back to league business this weekend as Rovers play third-placed Morton.

Allan Walker is back from suspension, but keeper David McGurn is still not match fit and Simon Mensing is expected to be out for a couple of weeks after pulling a hamstring in the Saturday’s cup match.

Murray said: “Morton are five points in front of us and that should be a big thing for the players, to get out there and cut that points gap.”