GARY JARDINE admitted Edinburgh City exiting last season’s William Hill Scottish Cup in the third round provided extra motivation for their Lowland League title triumph, but wants to make sure they at least reach the same stage with a second-round victory over Buckie Thistle at Meadowbank tomorrow.
That will be easier said than done, however, with the Highland League side in excellent form. Last year gave us extra motivation for the league if anything,” said Jardine.
“We always enjoy the Scottish Cup when it comes around and want to do as well as we can.
“We’ve had relative success in the past having beaten Montrose and going close to facing Hibs at Easter Road. It’s a welcome break and, if you do well, it can be the pinnacle of players’ careers at our level.
“Buckie are on a fantastic run just now.
“They started quite poorly and are maybe further down the Highland League table than they’d want but they come to Meadowbank having beaten Wick [Academy] 3-0, who put Whitehill Welfare out of the Scottish Cup so it’ll be a difficult game.
“They’re an experienced side who, if we stand off them, will cause us lots of problems.”