Ibrox semi-final inspiration for Foster and Rangers

RICHARD Foster admits the lure of playing a Scottish Cup semi-final at Ibrox will spur Rangers on against Albion Rovers tomorrow afternoon.

Loading Comments
Share
Print
Richard Foster (right) was gutted to lose out to Queen of the South while at Aberdeen
Richard Foster (right) was gutted to lose out to Queen of the South while at Aberdeen

Ally McCoist's side head into the last-eight clash as huge favourites to progress, with some fans even eyeing up a shot at the silverware at Parkhead in May.

Rovers have already made the headlines this season after dumping Motherwell and Stenhousemuir from the competition to set up their Gers glamour tie.

And Foster insists the Light Blues will take nothing for granted as they look to move another step closer to cup glory.

He said: "It will be a tough game for us and they have already caused a few shocks and done really well so we'll be well guarded against complacency, but the prospect of playing a semi-final at Ibrox is a massive incentive.

"It would be massive for me to reach a Scottish Cup semi-final as I've only played in one before so far in my career, so it would be a great personal achievement and it would also be amazing for the club and fans. We must be 100 per cent on the ball tomorrow."

If James Ward's side emerge victorious tomorrow afternoon, it would go down as one of the greatest shocks in Scottish Cup history.

Foster was on the wrong end of a painful exit during his time with Aberdeen as they lost 4-3 to Queen of the South in the semis six years ago.

The Doonhamers went on to lose the final to Walter Smith's Rangers and the Ibrox right-back admits the fear of more heartache will prevent him looking too far into the future this weekend.

He said: "Yes, without a doubt [it was the most disappointing game of my career].

"I've been involved in a few defeats to lower-league teams in the cup but all things considered, the semi final of the Scottish Cup and the chance of playing a Rangers team who were struggling to field eleven players because of the volume of games was the sorest one.

"You always learn more from the experiences that are not nice and you realise if you go into a game, any game, and you're not 100 per cent focused or do the job to the best of your ability then you could be on the end of a shock so you do learn more from those games."

Football

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.

155032

Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email news@eveningtimes.co.uk
A weekly round up of social highlights

A weekly round up of social highlights

Cat's Eyes on Glasgow

SPOTY, Cinderella at the SECC and festive things to do.

Times Out

Entertainment

Lifestyle

TV Advert
Gail’s Gab

Gail’s Gab

Gail Sheridan is a mother-of-one and wife to Tommy and she likes to get political with the hot topic of the week in her column Gail’s Gab.

Michelle McManus

Michelle McManus

Sussed in the City

What a year for me...it’s a wonderful life!

Janice Bell

Janice Bell

You couldn’t make up half the stuff that happens to PA Janice Bell- some of the jams she gets herself into are worth a story or two.