Bonnyrigg Rose have incentive of creating club history in Scottish Cup

Boys fired up for Scottish Cup clash against Clyde

By Neil McGlade
Friday, 17th January 2020, 6:00 am
Lee Currie says the camaraderie within the squad is excellent
Lee Currie says the camaraderie within the squad is excellent

Aside from Bonnyrigg Rose’s depth of talent, midfielder Lee Currie believes the camaraderie among the squad can lead the club to Scottish Cup success against Clyde.

Ladbrokes League One outfit the Bully Wee are the visitors to New Dundas Park on fourth-round duty tomorrow, Rose having dumped out Clyde’s divisional rivals Montrose 2-1 in the

previous round.

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Robbie Horn’s side have never been beyond this stage of the competition but, with more than 2,000 fans expected to squeeze into the Midlothian venue this weekend, Currie believes they have every chance of achieving history.

The 29-year-old, who was part of the Berwick Rangers team that lost 4-0 to Hibs in the last eight almost five years ago, said: “It’s another massive game for the club. There’s been a different vibe in training this week so there’s a real buzz about the place.

“There’s a really great bunch of lads in the dressing room, we’re all really close and we do a lot together, even away from the pitch so I think that really helps the team spirit.

“This has definitely been one of the most enjoyable spells of my career.

“We’ve got another sell-out so it’s going to be a great atmosphere. We relish these big games and our home record is really good.

“We need to take that into the game tomorrow and be confident.

“Clyde are a couple of divisions above us but we’ve already shown we’re good enough to beat teams of that calibre. Were we to get through it would be the furthest the club has been in the competition so there’s no greater incentive.”

Without looking too much beyond Danny Lennon’s side, Currie says the prospect of drawing a Premiership club, should they progress, merely adds fuel to the fire.

“We were hoping for a bigger team in this round and that’s no disrespect to Clyde,” he said. “We know we’re not going to win the cup so you want to be paired with a really big side and replay the club with some money. But, if we can get past Clyde this weekend then that’s when it really gets interesting and who knows what might happen.

“We had a friendly last weekend to keep us ticking over against Musselburgh with our game being off so the guys were able to get some more minutes into the tank.”