Arbroath’s Bobby Linn insists that no-one in the Red Lichties ranks will be taking anything for granted when they travel to face Junior outfit Bo’ness United in the fourth round of the William Hill Scottish Cup today.
Allan Moore’s side will start as firm favourites, with one bookmaker offering odds of slightly longer than 5/1 for a home win.
However, Bo’ness eliminated another League Two outfit, Elgin City, in the last round and will be roared on by a large crowd as they attempt to make history by becoming the first Junior side to make it through to the last 16 of the Scottish Cup.
Linn said: “Players always look forward to Scottish Cup games and this is a great chance for us to progress.
“The boys are all buzzing and we have had a good week in training.
“However, we are fully aware that we are in for a really tough game.
“Bo’ness are going well at the moment and have a few ex-pros in their ranks who the gaffer has made sure we know all about.
“They put out Elgin in the last round, beating them 5-4 in the replay after drawing 4-4 in the first game so we know they possess a goal threat.
“It is their home game and someone was telling me that they had nearly 1,400 fans at the Elgin game.
“I think we are taking a good support through with us so this will probably be the biggest crowd we have played in front of this season but I’m sure the boys will take that in their stride and there should be a good atmosphere.
“I played in the league below Bo’ness when I was at Ballingry Rovers so I know how tough they will be.
“Arbroath may be top of League Two but we certainly do not have a divine right to win.
“There has been a lot of focus on Bo’ness in the build-up this week which I have been reading about and they will be confident of progressing, especially with being at home.
“However, we have a decent away record and we are determined that our name will be in the hat for the fifth round draw on Monday.”
Arbroath will be without on-loan Dundee midfielder Dylan Carreiro as his parent club do not want him cup-tied while David Crawford and Scott Morrison are out injured.