Lothian Thistle treated to Turkish baths after cup win

Lothian Thistle's players celebrate their win at Montrose. Pic: Derek Ironside
Lothian Thistle's players celebrate their win at Montrose. Pic: Derek Ironside
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Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale boss Raymond Carr took his William Hill Scottish Cup heroes for a Turkish bath to ease their aches and pains ahead of their East of Scotland League trip to Duns tomorrow.

Carr has enjoyed one of the best weeks of his managerial career following Tuesday night’s second-round replay win over Montrose, but admits it will be business as usual tomorrow.

The Lothian manager has been inundated with messages of congratulations from a host of clubs and ex-players following the stunning 2-1 success at Links Park, but has stressed the importance of his champions not losing their concentration as they look to remain in touch with Leith Athletic and Spartans EOS at the top of the league.

“The players went for a Turkish bath last night just to loosen a few muscles after Tuesday because it was a long journey and they were tired after the ninety minutes,” said Carr.

“The result was tremendous for everybody but it’s over now, and we’ll be reminding them heading down to Duns just how important it is to stay focused and not get carried away with it all.”

“We want to try and stay clear of any injuries heading into the Huntly game, but we’ll still be looking for the players to keep doing what they’ve been doing.”

Defender Grant Munro has been for a scan on his injured knee whilst striker Scott Moffat will be out for the next six to eight weeks with a lung injury.

Eddie Mearns is back from suspension for tomorrow’s trip to the Bordersm but Matthew Joint is suspended following his red card against Coldstream last Saturday.