They may be overwhelming favourites in Saturday’s match against Broxburn Athletic- but St Mirren are taking this tie very seriously to ensure no Scottish Cup upsets are had according to Jim Goodwin.
The Buddies boss is preparing his men for a cup clash against the East of Scotland League side. It’s the away team’s biggest game in their history and the 1600 away tickets sold shows how much it means to them.
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For the Buddies though, it’s business as usual. Goodwin isn’t keen on taking the underdogs lightly upon their arrival in Paisley, as he quite fancies a cup run himself.
Speaking prior to the game, Goodwin has highlighted the importance of treating Broxburn with respect as the Buddies dream of cup glory.
“The Scottish Cup is magnificent, it is a great competition and it gives everybody an opportunity to dream if you like,” he said. “We are no different to anyone else. You have to look to get through this next round, hope the draw is kind to you and you just never know.”
“Broxburn will approach the game probably in the same way we go about approaching Celtic and Rangers in terms of sitting deep, denying space and making life difficult as much as they can.
“It will be difficult to break them down but we should have enough quality in the starting line-up to do the business.
“But I am sure the Broxburn players will not be coming here for a day out, they will be coming here hoping to maybe nick a replay and bring us back to their place.
“We are massive favourites and rightly so, we’re the Premiership team, and we need to handle that. It’s funny that nearly a year ago I was bringing Alloa here and now roles have reversed if you like.
“There’s a team coming here as massive underdogs to take me on as St Mirren manager, which is great. They have nothing to lose and hopefully they get a really good financial reward off it.”