Junior Cup: Linlithgow told to get job done

Linlithgow Rose manager Mark Bradley
Linlithgow Rose manager Mark Bradley
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Linlithgow boss Mark Bradley has demanded a positive response from his side in tomorrow’s Scottish Junior Cup replay at home to Carluke.

The Super League side, runners-up in the competition last year, were held to a 1-1 draw in the first game against the Lanarkshire minnows last weekend.

And Bradley has made it clear to his players that they must seize their second chance to see off Carluke at Prestonfield this weekend as they bid to reach the third round.

“We let our support down last Saturday because we may have taken the game lightly,” the Rose manager admitted. “We didn’t turn up and that’s not acceptable from any Linlithgow side. The support expect much more than they saw at Carluke.

“We have some injury worries but we have a good-sized squad who should be capable of winning games like this. I’m looking for a solid response from the players and 10o per cent effort to make sure we’re in the hat for the third round draw.”

Elsewhere, Newtongrange Star will be favourites to progress when they host Haddington after a 1-1 draw in East Lothian last Saturday.