Linlithgow boss McGlynn: This one’s for the fans

Linlithgow Rose manager Davie McGlynn and scorer Kevin Kelbie after their fourth round win at Forfar
Linlithgow Rose manager Davie McGlynn and scorer Kevin Kelbie after their fourth round win at Forfar
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Linlithgow Rose’s fairytale Scottish Cup bandwagon rolls into Dingwall on Saturday as Davie McGlynn’s side take on Ross County.

County created a cup upset of their own last week by stunning Celtic in the semi-final of the League Cup at Hampden.

But this week’s it’s their turn to be heavy favourites against a Rose side who are the first junior team ever to reach the last 16 of the Scottish Cup.

Rose’s cup adventures so far this season have taken them to Galashiels, Inverness, Wick (twice), Forfar (twice) and now Dingwall.

Most ‘experts’ believe this will be the end of the road ... and Rose boss Davie McGlynn admits that, realistically, he’s probably among them.

He said: “The Forfar game was our cup final. This one’s for the fans and the committee to have the chance to see us play against a top flight side.

“There’s no doubt our cup run and all the travelling has brought everyone together more as a unit.

“But we know how difficult it’s going to be, we saw that last week when they were excellent.

“They have got a great set-up and are a great credit to the Scottish game with what they have done and where they have come from.

“Having said that it’s 11 against 11, just like any other game, and it will be different for them because unlike last week they’ll be the favourites and we’ll be the ones with nothing to lose.

“Normally when we play we come up against teams who sit in, but this time it will probably be the other way round so we will have to come up with something which differs from our normal plan.

“You go into every game with a plan but if you come up against a side playing at a higher level then sometimes it’s not going to be good enough and you have to hold your hands up.

“Regardless of what happens it’s going to be a great occasion for the club and one we’ll be going up to enjoy the day, give a good account of ourselves and do the junior game proud.”

Supporters’ Club buses will leave the social club at 9am and 10am on Saturday.