Dundee United’s diehard fans will have to set their alarm clocks if they want to follow their team in the Scottish Cup.
The Tangerines’ fifth-round clash away to Stranraer has been moved to a 12.30pm kick-off on Sunday, February 8 so that the game can be televised live by Sky.
With driving time from the Dundee area to Stair Park on a good day coming in at around four hours, that will mean crack-of-dawn starts for supporters who prefer the real thing to sitting at home watching TV.
It may be a tough one for the United punters but the club itself will be quids in, with a jackpot of over £80,000 coming their way from the broadcasters.
City rivals Dundee will also be on the box, with their home tie against Celtic shown by Sky the previous day at 12.30.
Also, Raith Rovers’ game against Rangers at Ibrox will follow United’s trip to Stranraer on the Sunday and will be shown live on the BBC at 3pm.