Colin Nish urges Cowdenbeath to see off Arbroath and set up Rangers Scottish Cup clash



Colin Nish has urged Cowdenbeath not to lose sight of the task of seeing off Arbroath this weekend after both sides were handed the incentive of a plum tie against Rangers at Ibrox in the next round.

The pair drew 1-1 on Saturday and will now fight it out at Gayfield this weekend for the right to earn a money-spinning trip to Govan in the New Year.

Colin Nish

It is a fourth-round draw that has added an extra slice of excitement to Saturday’s replay and Nish is hopeful it is an opportunity his players can grab with both hands.

The Blue Brazil boss commented: “It’s a big draw, but we’re not through yet and it probably adds a wee bit to the next game.

“A cup run for the likes of Cowdenbeath is all about the finances, getting a run for the supporters and the players enjoying it.

“Realistically, we’re not going to go on and win it, but you want to put in a run and you want to make some money for the club – and this would be a great way of making money for the club, getting a tie like that at Ibrox.

“It’s a huge incentive for us to get through, but it’s also a huge incentive for Arbroath and we do realise that.

“We’ve got a job to do first, but we know now who we would play in the next round, and it would be great if we managed to get through – and we’ll be determined to do that.

“If it can give us that extra wee bit to get through then great, but it will be a tough game because Arbroath are a decent team and they’re at home.

“It doesn’t change a lot, really, in terms of what we’ve got to do, because we’ve still got to go up to Arbroath and win.

“The only difference now is we know who we would play in the next round and it is the tie that a lot of people involved in Cowdenbeath would like.”