Raith Rovers will face Inverness Caley Thistle in the quarter finals of the Scottish Cup.

Scottish Cup: Raith Rovers

As the Scottish Cup reaches the quarter final stage, the eight remaining teams start to believe fate is on their side and that they will be the team to lift the ancient Scottish Cup in May.

Raith Rovers will face Inverness Caley Thistle in the quarter finals of the Scottish Cup.After causing a huge upset knocking out Rangers, Raith Rovers have found themselves in the desirable position of quarter finalists for the second time in as many years. The Kirkcaldy outfit’s victory at Ibrox was their first since 1959 and their reward for the famous victory is a testing trip to Premiership side Inverness Caley Thistle.

Whilst many see the Fifers as outsiders to lift the cup, Rovers will relish their underdog title and will look to thrive under it. Speaking to RaithTV, manager Grant Murray said:

“What they’ve achieved so far to get to the quarter finals is a great achievement, obviously we’ve been away from home every game so that doesn’t change anything. We do realise how big a game it is, Inverness are a very good side”

“We need to make sure we’re ready on the day and make the most of it.”

Raith have never won the Scottish Cup in their 131 year history, the closest the Fifers have come in the tournament was when they finished as runners up in the 1948/49 season. With such a massive chance to make history being presented to each of the current crop of players, including former Hearts striker Christian Nade who scored the winner against the Gers, the team are bound to give it their all and hope to give their fans cause for celebration come the end of the season.

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Grant Barnes

Grant Barnes

I have developed a continuing interest in football from a very young age and have attended games for as long as I remember. With the help of Young Perspective I have been able to attend football and sports press conferences and have been able to develop my writing skills, with a view looking forward to working in media relations with football along with other sports.


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