By James Black
Fraserburgh manager Mark Cowie admits some of his side will be playing against their heroes after drawing Rangers in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup.
Rangers face a trip to the Highland League side in January in a game that will no doubt land the minnows a huge financial windfall.
The Ibrox giants will be overwhelming favourites to get through to the next round but Cowie is more concerned with making sure all of his squad can get time off from work to face the 54-times Scottish champions.
“I’ve got guys in my side that will have to get the morning off work to play against Rangers,” Cowie said, as quoted by Sky Sports.
“I just hope their bosses are football men and understand.
“A lot of them are Rangers fans so they’ll be playing their heroes. But we have nothing to lose; not one thing.
“It’s at home, so that gives us a chance. If a lot of things go in our favour, you never know what can happen.”
The Gers have won the Scottish Cup 33 times and will be hoping to lift the trophy in May as they look to end seven years without a major honour following their financial meltdown.
January’s clash between the two sides is expected to take place at Fraserburgh’s Bellslea Park base which holds just 3,000 fans although it could still be moved to Aberdeen’s Pittodrie Stadium.
Fraserburgh were responsible for arguably one of the most famous giant killings in Scottish football history when they beat Dundee 1-0 at Bellslea Park in 1959 – a few years later Dundee would lose to AC Milan in a European Cup semi-final.
The two sides are due to meet on the weekend of January 20/21 as the Scottish Premiership’s winter break comes to an end.
In other Rangers news, this 46-year-old manager who is wanted by the Gers is set to hold talks.