’Well to launch cup bid against minnows

IN WITH A SHOUT . . . Stuart McCall saw his side earn another away win at Aberdeen on Saturday.
IN WITH A SHOUT . . . Stuart McCall saw his side earn another away win at Aberdeen on Saturday.

MOTHERWELL will face Third Division opposition at home when they begin another Scottish Cup campaign in the New Year.

Stuart McCall’s men were this week drawn against either Elgin City or Queen’s Park. The sides drew their third round tie 1-1 at Elgin last weekend and the replay is in Glasgow this Saturday.

The fourth round tie will be at Fir Park on Saturday, January 7, with ’Well hoping to repeat this year’s cup heroics which took them all the way to the final.

The draw was welcomed by Elgin boss Ross Jack as his side prepared for their replay.

Former striker Jack, who scored on his debut for Dunfermline at Fir Park back in 1987, said: “It’s a great draw for us. Motherwell are the third best team in Scotland just now. Stuart McCall and Kenny Black have got them very well organised and they have some excellent players.

“It would be a mammoth task for a club like us, but what a great incentive for our players to beat Queen’s Park!”

For full story, see this week’s Times & Speaker, dated Thursday, November 24.