Lewis Spence is back fighting fit after 11 weeks out with injury and the former Dunfermline midfielder is determined to make up for lost time in this afternoon’s Scottish Cup Fifth Round tie between Dundee and Motherwell.
The Fifer, talking on Wednesday, said:
“We said we wanted to go on a cup-run; we want to win the competition – that was our aim at the start of the season, to at least make the final. It is obviously going to be a very difficult game against Motherwell on Saturday, but, I think if we can take care of them then who knows what can happen. There are still a lot of lower league sides left in the cup, so if you can get one of them rather than drawing a Celtic or a Rangers or an Aberdeen then there’s no reason why we can’t get to the semi-final and then it is just a one-off game, at Hampden, in front of a big crowd and on the TV…there’s a long way to go, we can only focus on Motherwell on Saturday, but, it’d definitely be a dream for all of us if we can get to the final.”
After a 4-1 defeat on Saturday at home to Ross County, the Dees are fired up and ready to make amends for their stuttering league form.
“Sometimes you can say you want a lower league side, but, on the day you play badly and you get put out; this is a game we can win, we all believe that. However, it is all about doing it on the pitch, not just saying it. I’ve had a couple of games now [since returning from injury] and I feel as if I am ready to get in amongst it again. It is up to the manager, at the end of the day: we have a lot of games coming up, but, I am just trying to work hard in training and prove to the manager I am now ready to get back in – hopefully I can get back in within the next few weeks and end the season off positively for me personally, as well as the team collectively; reaching the top-six if we can as well as getting to the final of the Scottish Cup would be great.”