Mark O’Hara has never been to Hampden as a player- but he reckons this Motherwell side have the potential to make it all the way to Hampden’s showpiece event.
The Well drew 1-1 with St Mirren in their Scottish Cup last 16 tie. Storm Ciara broke up the game as the wind made the ball an unpredictable force and now the two sides will go again on February 18th.
The winner will meet Aberdeen or Kilmarnock at home for a chance to reach a semi-final and a date at Hampden. Motherwell have recent memories of the national stadium, visiting it five times during the 2017/18 campaign.
He’s been to Mount Florida as a Scotland fan but O’Hara has never stepped on the hallowed turf as a player. He believes this Well side have the potential to change that for him.
“The conditions were very difficult. We probably should have scored a couple more with the wind but the second half is obviously difficult against it,” said O’Hara. “I think we probably should have nipped it.
“I should have got a second goal. I probably could have taken another touch, it was very close. I was delighted to get my goal. I’ve only played five or six games now so hopefully I can add to that.
“It’s an inventive team. When I’ve played midfield previously, I’ve played deeper. But I was the eight and it was good to attack the goal and obviously we’ve got players that can find you with quality.
“My strengths are probably getting up and down the pitch. I’m not bothered helping out the team though. I’ve never been to Hampden and that’s obviously got to be your goal.
“With the team this year, we’ve got every opportunity to get there, personally it’s massive. Hopefully we can put things right at Fir Park.”