Broxburn Athletic boss can't wait for Scottish Cup tie with St Mirren as he welcomes 'fantastic buzz' around the club

Cup fever gripping West Lothian as The Brox prepare for glamour tie in Paisley backed by 1600 fans

Monday, 13th January 2020, 1:53 pm
Updated Monday, 13th January 2020, 2:11 pm
Broxburn Athletic will hope there is cause for celebration when they take on St Mirren in Paisley this weekend

Broxburn Athletic boss Brian McNaughton has welcomed the "buzz around the club" as the build-up begins to the weekend's Scottish Cup fourth-round tie at St Mirren.

The East of Scotland side will be cheered on by 1,600 fans against the Scottish Premiership side at the Simple Digital Arena, and the Albyn Park outfit is gripped by cup fever ahead of the trip to Paisley.

McNaughton said: "After the draw was made we sold the first batch of tickets from St Mirren within two training sessions, as we were selling them at the ground then. It was absolutely mobbed.

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"We are getting the North Stand which I think holds 1,600 and we have sold all our tickets so the buzz around the place is fantastic.

"We have had good support in the Scottish Cup. We had about 500, 600 up at Inverurie in the last round which is a long journey.

"Paisley is just an hour away so we always knew we would have a good chance of selling quite a lot of tickets but to get to 1,600 is excellent.

"So if anyone now wants to see Broxburn on Saturday, they will have to go and sit in one of the St Mirren stands.

"It has been great and the players have loved it. It will be exciting but it is now about trying to keep the focus on the game and not the stuff that goes with it."