Linlithgow Rose boss admits Scottish Cup draw is a tough one

Linlithgow Rose will take on the winner of tonight's fourth-round replay between Ross County and Dunfermline Athletic away from home in the last 16 of the William Hill Scottish Cup if they can get past League One Forfar Athletic next week.

The jubilant Rose players celebrate Graham Weirs equaliser. Pic: SNS
The jubilant Rose players celebrate Graham Weirs equaliser. Pic: SNS

Prestonfield boss David McGlynn’s focus is solely on their replay at Station Park a week today although he admits a last-16 tie against either side would be an extremely difficult test for his part-time outfit.

“It’s obviously a very difficult game and another away tie, so we’ll be on the road again if we manage to go and beat Forfar. But, we’re not looking that far ahead, we’re looking at Tuesday night, that’s the priority,” he said.

“Dunfermline will go up there as underdogs but anything can happen as Dunfermline are full-time as well. It’s different from us going up there because we’re part-time and it would be a mountain to climb. It would be great experience for the boys and the club, but it’s only ifs and buts just now.”

McGlynn won’t make the trip to Dingwall tonight to watch over their possible fifth-round opponents but revealed he may ask former County boss and Hearts legend John Robertson to take in the match. Rose earned a replay after a spirited comeback with ten men to secure a 3-3 draw against Gary Bollan’s side on Saturday.