BY ALAN TEMPLE – @CCP_Sport
Cowdenbeath chairman Donald Findlay has pleaded with supporters to roar the Blue Brazil to a lucrative tie with Rangers to ease their “acutely difficult financial position”.
Findlay reckons Saturday’s Scottish Cup replay against Arbroath could tee up one of Cowden’s most important fixtures in recent history, with a money-spinning trip to Ibrox lying in wait for the victors.
Having been relegated from the Championship last season, the Fifers are without the regular income of fixtures against the likes of Rangers and Hibernian, while their home gate has averaged at 596 paying punters in League One.
And Findlay has pulled no punches in underlining the financial importance of progressing in the cup for Colin Nish’s youthful side.
He said: “The Scottish Cup draw has created the possibility of a game at Ibrox against Rangers in the next round. Such a game will be one of the most important for our club in recent years.
“It will make a significant impact on our otherwise acutely difficult financial position. It is vital we beat Arbroath in the forthcoming replay and take the field against Rangers.”
In a direct rallying cry to supporters, Findlay added: “Both personally and as club chairman, I ask for a favour. Please make every effort you can to be at the Arbroath game in order to support our young side.
“Please encourage everyone you know who cares at all for our club to make every effort to be at the game.
“Wear blue, wear scarves, brings flags, banners and for the whole match make a bloody great racket to drive the team to victory.”