Liam Polworth missed out on playing time during Inverness’ 2015 Scottish Cup triumph- but now he’s eager for a different story at Motherwell.
The Well take on St Mirren tonight in a Scottish Cup Fifth Round replay. Whoever wins this tie at Fir Park will go on to face Aberdeen or Kilmarnock for a semi-final berth and day out at Hampden.
Polworth’s been around the tournament’s showpiece event before. He was part of the Inverness squad that famously won the Scottish Cup in 2015, although the midfielder didn’t make an appearance.
Now Polworth wants to make sure minutes are had in this grand occasion. He’s hoping that he can help Stephen Robinson’s men make this year’s date with destiny at Hampden.
“At the start of every season everyone looks forward to the Scottish Cup, it’s a massive tournament,” said Polworth. “It brings a lot of fans and excitement around the club if you can get a good run going.
“It obviously helps towards your league campaign if everything’s firing. It was a massive game for Inverness and it was a huge achievement to get there. To win it was massive, it did a lot for the city.
“It was a massive achievement, but on the other hand, I had a bit of disappointment not managing to get on. It’s not always the same feeling but last year we got to the semi-final and we were desperately trying to get to the final.
“When you’re young, you always want to play in Scottish Cup finals. We know there’s a long way to go but hopefully we can find a way to get there.”