Chris Burke says tonight’s Scottish Cup meeting between Kilmarnock and Aberdeen is a big game with even bigger incentives for the Ayrshire side.

The pair will meet tonight in a Fifth Round replay following a 0-0 draw at Pittodrie in the initial tie. Whoever wins this will face St Mirren in ten days time for a place in the semi-finals of the competition.

Jim Goodwin’s side will meet the winner of Kilmarnock Aberdeen. (Photo by Ben Banks)

Both are coming into this on the back of Sunday defeats. Aberdeen were beaten 2-1 by Celtic whilst Killie suffered a defeat by the same margin to Hibs.

It’s all or nothing in the cup though and speaking after the 2-1 Hibs defeat, Burke noted this game was ‘huge’: “The game is a massive opportunity for us as a club to get into a quarter final.

“We have to remember that we are still performing well and we’ve took a lot of points from the last four games. People would probably never have expected us to have nine points from the four games.

“We have done that and we must look at what we’ve achieved considering the bad run we were on. The cup game is a huge game, we merited a draw at Aberdeen.

Big game for Kilmarnock and Burke knows it. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“They come to our place now and it’ll be an interesting game. Someone has to win on the night and hopefully it’s us.”

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