McLeish not carried away about Musselburgh’s cup run

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Musselburgh Athletic boss Stevie McLeish won’t let his players dream of Scottish Junior Cup glory until they get past Fauldhouse United in their fifth-round tie tomorrow afternoon.

The Super League rivals clash at Park View for a place in the last eight and McLeish, whose Burgh side have lost just one of their last nine matches, insists they can’t afford to take progression for granted.

The manager conducted a scouting mission on Fauldhouse from their match against Kelty Hearts last Saturday after Burgh’s match at home to Sauchie was postponed and despite seeing them lose 2-1 to the league leaders, he was impressed with tomorrow’s opponents.

“The game getting called off on Saturday was a bit of a blow because we had won two games on the bounce and we’ve been playing pretty well, but it gave me the chance to go to their match,” said McLeish.

“They were the better team and they probably deserved a draw for their second-half performance. The Junior Cup is a lottery and every round is a bonus. We’ve just got to think about taking care of tomorrow and after that worry about everybody else catching up and see where we can go from there.

“Fauldhouse will be saying exactly the same. They’ll view this as a winnable game without a doubt as they are at home against a team from their league.”