Broughty Athletic face Glasgow side St Rochs this Saturday in the 5th round of the Junior Scottish Cup at Whitton Park and Fed manager Jamie McCunnie sat down and gave us an interview ahead of the big game. Read below what he had to say…

So it’s Scottish Cup weekend again this Saturday, what do you know about our opposition, St Roch’s FC?

Our game against Downfield a few weeks ago was called off so I managed to get down to Glasgow to take in a game. The game finished level and its always good when you get the opportunity to watch an opponent before facing them, I thought they looked a very competitive side and gave their all on the day considering the conditions weren’t great. We will need to match their hunger and desire if we are going to come out on top but that should be the case every Saturday and we will be treating this game like any other.

After knocking out Cambuslang Rangers in the last round, what can Broughty offer as a team to get through to the next stage, the quarter-finals?

Hopefully, this game will be a bit easier on the eye than the last round, the park and conditions on the day just didn’t allow us to play through the lines. We needed to play direct and show a different side to our game. Hopefully, this round we can move the ball better and ask questions of them, put them under pressure and take advantage of the opportunities we create on the day. 

You’ve been troubled by a few injuries the last several weeks in the league campaign, anyone not making the game due to injury etc and what’s the latest from inside the dressing room?

We will need to see how training goes this week, assess the injuries we already have, try and get those boys available and hope we don’t pick up anymore on Tuesday and Thursday. I suppose one positive is our game last Saturday was cancelled so there was no chance of us picking up any more injuries.

What would it mean to the club, supporters and the area if Broughty did get all the way to the final?

We are nowhere near reaching a final, infact we are miles away, the only thing we will be concentrating on this week in training will be Saturday and I’m sure the players will be trying their hardest to make sure they are in the starting eleven.
Hopefully, we manage to get a good crowd at the game on Saturday, it would be nice if the public came and took in the game. Anyone that was at our last home game against Carnoustie would have enjoyed it and our approach will be the same, we set out to win every game we take part in. I’ve also been told they will be bringing a few supporter buses through and this overall should create an environment that brings out the best in players.

Thanks go out to Jamie for his time and words for this interview and we all at the club wish him and the boys all the very best for Saturday against St Rochs.


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