Edinburgh City goal ace Ross Allum is aiming high

Edinburgh City striker Ross Allum
Edinburgh City striker Ross Allum
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Edinburgh City striker Ross Allum believes his team are capable of going even further in the William Hill Scottish Cup after being paired with Brora Rangers in the third round.

Allum netted twice against fancied Junior outfit Auchinleck Talbot at Meadowbank on Saturday as City booked their place in yesterday’s draw with a 2-1 victory.

The Lowland League leaders will take on their Highland counterparts with home advantage on November 1, and Allum sees it as a real opportunity to progress and potentially mix it with the big boys.

“Everybody knows Brora are a good side,” he said. “They are what they are in the Highland League – they’re top and unbeaten, but you look at it on the other hand and it’s another non-league side.

“We’ve got a chance to progress and both teams are looking forward to it, I’m sure. It’s a chance to get into the fourth round with the Premiership teams.”

Allum leads the scoring charts for Gary Jardine’s side and has netted in his past two Scottish Cup games – a fact that hasn’t escaped his team-mates’ attention: “I’ve been getting a bit of stick from the boys for my deflected free kicks – it seems to be happening in every round.

“I’d take another one in the next round to be fair! I just want to keep scoring as many goals as I can but it’s not just me, everybody’s chipping in.”

The front man’s scoring feats have come at a cost however, as he has twice been sent off for over-doing his celebrations this season – something he admits he’s working on to control.

“People at work and my family have been telling me I need to stop celebrating the way I have been so I’ve had to curb it a bit!” he admitted.