Divided loyalties for David Murie

FORMER Hearts player David Murie will have divided loyalties when he heads along to New Dundas Park to watch
 tomorrow’s Scottish Cup replay 
between Bonnyrigg and Brechin

On the one hand, he lives in Bonnyrigg and is helping out a friend by doing some coaching for Rose’s under-11s, so would love to see Max Christie’s men pull off a shock.

But, on the other, Murie played for Brechin and still has strong feelings for a club he describes as the “best- run part-time outfit in Scotland”.

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“I thought Brechin would win last weekend, especially after being given a lift when Ray McKinnon took over as manager,” said the former Tynecastle starlet.

“I still think they’ll go through, to be honest, but Bonnyrigg will fancy their chances at home and it would be great for the town if they could set up a tie at St Mirren in the next round.”

Christie, another Hearts old boy, is the man making Bonnyrigg tick these days and Murie is full of admiration for the job he’s doing.

“I’ve played in the Hearts old boys’ team a couple of times with Max and he’s certainly doing well at Bonnyrigg,” he noted.

“His did Terry, of course, was a good manager and Max looks as though he’s a chip off the old block.”