East Kilbride will be thinking it is a winnable tie but then again so do we

Nov 30, 2021

Peterhead manager Jim McInally has reacted to his side drawing Lowland League East Kilbride at home in the next round of the Scottish Cup by saying: “They will view this as a winnable tie, and I can understand that, but they will also know that we see it as a winnable tie.”

Jim added: “If you do not get a money-spinning tie against one of the big guns the next best thing is a home tie and we have that. It is even better if it is a home tie you have a decent chance of prospering in and on paper it looks like we have that as we are facing a team two leagues below.”

“However East Kilbride are packed with experience and they have players who will want to come here and remind us of what they can do. Jamie Stevenson is the perfect example of that.”

“Lee Miller and Steven Saunders have played for Scotland and I remember having Chris Millar as a player at Morton before he had such a distinguished time at St Johnstone. Chris Erskine is also there as is Greg Wylde, Joao Victoria and Ryan Blair as well as other boys with plenty of experience.”

“It is a tough draw but we wanted to get through against Civil Service Strollers at the weekend and be in the draw. We did that.”