Dunfermline’s Owain Fon Williams has sent a warming to St Johnstone ahead of tonight’s Betfred Cup quarter-final tie.

The Pars go into the game on the back of their first league defeat of the season, a 2-1 loss to Morton. However, the goalkeeper is confident that his teammates can recover from the setback and give the Premiership team a hard time at East End Park. He also feels that the current Dunfermline side is more than capable of causing the Perth side problems.

“The pressure’s on them”

“The pressure’s on them, isn’t it? They’re the Premier League team coming to the East End here, so it’s a hell of a game for us to have a go at and progress in the cup, but as I say it’s a hell of an opportunity” he said.

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Dunfermline’s Owain Fon Williams is ready to take on St Johnstone (Photo by Mark Scates/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Should Dunfermline defeat Callum Davidson’s side they will have reached their first domestic cup semi-final since 2009, which would be an excellent achievement for Stevie Crawford’s team.

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Hope cup can help team get over league defeat

Williams hopes that the cup game will allow the team to quickly get over the disappointment of losing to Morton in the league.

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Owain Fon Williams celebrates a Dunfermline victory (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“That’s why we’re so disappointed, because of the form, because of the way we’ve started the season. It is a kick in the teeth. But, we dust ourselves down. As you say it’s a cracking game for us because there’s no pressure on us. So, it’s a cracking game to get something from, something that you’re not really expecting. Having said that, we’re ready for them, and we’ll give anyone a fight.”

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