EDINBURGH CITY bus tours is in full motion again this weekend.
The Capital club have certainly clocked up their milage in both this season’s inaugural Lowland League and Scottish Cup, with another 300-mile round trip awaiting their players and staff tomorrow.
Fraserburgh will welcome City to the north coast for their Scottish Cup second round replay for a tie, that, at one stage, looked highly improbable as the Highlanders appeared to be in the clear at 4-2 with less than ten minutes remaining.
However, the Meadowbank club’s endeavours were rewarded with a second crack of making it through to the third round and a home tie against Montrose.
With the bus scheduled to leave their home ground at 8.15 tomorrow morning, manager Gary Jardine is hoping this proves to be something of a lucky omen.
He said: “We’ve already been away to Gretna and Dalbeattie in the league, and Golspie Sutherland in the last round of the cup, where we won convincingly, so we’ve got another long journey again tomorrow.
“The boys have become accustomed to sitting on a bus for a long time now and we’ve managed to do well when we have went to these places, so hopefully that bodes well for tomorrow. We left at 7.30am last time we went up to Golspie, so the players will get an extra 45 minutes in their beds this time around!
“We’ve put a lot of preparation into this game, particularly with their strikers, who caused us a lot of problems last week. The players were on an unbelievable high after earning a draw and still were at training on Tuesday, so we’ve had to bring them back down and get them ready to go again.”