We’ll need to rise to the occasion in Scottish Cup

Myles Allan
Myles Allan
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Burntisland’s Scottish Cup hopes rest entirely on what side turns up on the day.

That’s according to manager Myles Allan who told the Press he knows his men have enough about them to steam past Inverurie Locos on Saturday.

However, it all depends on the Shipyard’s starting XI maintaining a good performance for the full 90 minutes - something the boss concedes they’ve been struggling to do this season so far.

Allan said: “Our main problem this season has been consistency.

“And that’s not just from week to week – it can be from half to half.

“I know that we can get something from the game on Saturday but it completely depends on what Burntisland Shipyard turns up on the day.”

The manager has been doing his homework on the men from the north and says he expects a very difficult 90 minutes ahead.

He said: “I’ve not had the chance to see them myself but I’ve spoken to two Highland League managers about them.

“They both told me that same things about the way they play so we have a good idea about that.

“They have Martin Bavidge up front who has played with the likes of Peterhead so we know how difficult it’ll be for us.”

Almost typically for Shipyard they’ll start their Scottish Cup campaign with a game away from home.

“It seems to be normal for us to be drawn away from home in the competition,” said Allan.

“I think this is about the ninth year in a row that we’ve been drawn away so the committee are used to that.

“But the players who have signed here have all come with the games against the likes of Inverurie, Hibs and Berwick Rangers in mind so I’m hoping that they remember that and rise to the occasion.”