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McDonald: We're ready to cause a scene


By Grant Milne


TURRIFF United striker Matthew McDonald hopes Brora Rangers have more Scottish Cup heroics on their mind when they visit the Haughs on Saturday.

The league leaders come to town on the back of an incredible 1-1 draw with Championship side Greenock Morton at Cappielow.

The replay on Tuesday night will have the Sutherland men dreaming of an upset - but McDonald hopes they can catch Brora off-guard to produce a giant-killing of their own.

The 24-year-old said: "You know what you're going to get with Brora, it's one of the hardest fixtures all year.

“If we defend properly, play simple football, clear our lines, and go out there and enjoy the game to be honest, the pressure is all on them.

“We're underdogs so I think that helps as well so we're looking forward to it.

“The Morton game is massive for them.

“The result they got down there was incredible.

“Hopefully they'll put their all into the replay and we can try to catch them on an off day to get a result."

Turriff will be desperate to avoid a repeat of the last meeting with Brora - an infamous 7-0 hammering in the HFL Cup.

However McDonald, who joined from Huntly last month, says he can already see the improvements in the squad despite defeats to his former club and Rothes since.

He continued: "It's a young team we're working with and it's little mistakes.

“But I believe we're turning a corner a wee bit now.

“The performances are getting a lot better, we just need to cut out our mistakes and learn, that's it in a nutshell to be honest.

“I've been in the door a couple of weeks now and there's been great strides towards getting better.

“They are trying really hard.

“It's little mistakes but they'll go away come time, they just need that bit of experience.

“The last couple of games we've played really well and have been the better side, we just need that bit of luck, that goal to go in, and a bit of the rub of the green you might say.

“I think once we get ahead in a game and get a foothold we'd go and dominate."



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