FORMER Hearts striker Graham Weir has plenty Scottish Cup experience, but even he admits the nerves will kick in when Linlithgow Rose travel to face Inverness Clachnacuddin in the William Hill Scottish Cup tomorrow
Rose take on Highland League opposition again after suffering a disappointing replay defeat by Deveronvale at the same stage of the competition two years ago.
“It’s a massive game for the club again,” said Weir, who joined junior outfit Rose during the summer. I’ve played in a lot of Scottish Cup ties and they’re different game from the normal day-to-day.
“The expectations at Linlithgow are huge. However, we have the players to do the job, guys like Colin Strickland and Tommy Coyne. They have been here before and know the pressures the Scottish Cup brings. Although I’ve played in a lot of games the nerves will still kick in because of the size of the Linlithgow support. Hopefully, we’ll get the right result tomorrow.”
Linlithgow boss David McGlynn knows how hard Rose’s task is tomorrow.
He said: “They are a Highland League side and past experience with Linlithgow shows just how high a level that is. But we are going there to win. Last season, Linlithgow played Raith Rovers off the park at Prestonfield but luck went against them. This time we won’t make the same mistakes. It will be a difficult game but I’m sure they will be worried about facing us. We have a good record in the competition and tomorrow we’re looking to be still in the hat. We’ll be looking to players like Graham Weir to pass on their experience and he could be big influence on the game.”