Reynolds relishes return to Fir Park

RETURN to Fir Park for Mark Reynolds
RETURN to Fir Park for Mark Reynolds

FORMER Motherwell star Mark Reynolds expects ‘dog’s abuse’ when he returns to Fir Park chasing Scottish Cup glory with Aberdeen on Sunday.

The defender will be back at the ground where he began his career for the first time since leaving for Sheffield Wednesday in January last year.

He is currently on loan with the Dons and has helped tighten up their defence.

It’s the third home draw in a row for ’Well who have already beaten Queen’s Park and Morton in the competition.

But they will expect stubborn resistance in the televised quarter-final tie from a Dons side who have drawn their last five league games. The latest was a 1-1 draw at Pittodrie on Saturday which ended Celtic’s long SPL winning streak.

Reynolds, who was brought up in Motherwell and joined the club as a youngster, said: “It will be my first time back at Fir Park so it should be an interesting reception.

“A lot of the guys in the crowd are my pals and they’ll be giving me dog’s abuse, but that’s what happens and I’m looking forward to it.”

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