Former Aberdeen striker Mitch Megginson has admitted that the Highland League side are underdogs heading into tomorrow’s Irn-Bru Cup clash against Northern Irish side Crusaders.
The 25-year-old told jordanburtfootball.com ahead of the clash:
“I think for us, tomorrow is a bonus game. There is no pressure on us or any worries – we are away from league business where we are expected to win every week. We don’t know very much about Crusaders apart from that they played in the Europa League at the beginning of this season and it’d be an understatement to say that, that type of level is miles away from what we are used to in the Highland League. We have absolutely nothing to lose in this tie: it is great to be involved in this competition and test ourselves against top teams and see how we compare. I don’t know much about the Irish leagues but they defeated Motherwell Under-20’s in the last round so they are clearly a decent outfit; they also ran Livingston close last year and Livi are also a good side. They are a team that has played and competed in the Europa League this season, however, and that shows we are the underdogs and they are going to be favourites heading into this match.”
The match will be played at Station Park in Forfar, which means it is a neutral ground for both clubs.
“We have been homeless for 2 seasons now and have been bouncing around stadiums here, there and everywhere so I don’t think this match being at a neutral venue will have any affect on us, to be honest. We are used to the travelling and we seem to play well on the astroturf surface so we are hoping it is a bit wet tomorrow as we like to get the ball down and move it – Forfar’s good surface would definitely help us with that.”
Megginson has scored 3 goals in 2 matches in this competition so far this term but the by-day Sales Manager isn’t bothered who has scored come 5pm tomorrow evening.
“The most important thing is we get the win – if I pop up with a goal or two then great but to be honest, I don’t care who scores, as well as we get through to the next round, that will let me go home even more pleased.”