Ross County forward Ross Stewart is relishing the prospect of savouring IRN-BRU Cup glory when he plays the first final of his career against Connah’s Quay Nomads later this month.
Stewart’s man of the match display helped County secure a 2-1 semi final victory over East Fife at Victoria Park in February, with the Staggies aiming to win the competition for the third time when they face the Welsh Premier League leaders at Caledonian Stadium.
Although County are leading the race for the Championship title, former St Mirren, Alloa Athletic and Albion Rovers attacker Stewart is looking forward to the break from league action when his side aims to lift silverware on March 23.
Stewart said: “A cup run is always great. There’s a certain buzz when you are going far in cups.
“We have got a final to look forward to just down the road in Inverness. It’s certainly one we have looked at on the calendar, and when it comes around it will be a great occasion for the club and hopefully one we can go and win.
“It will be my first final so it will be a big one personally.
“It can be tough to win any cup over your career is something a lot of people don’t do.
“It might be the IRN-BRU Cup, but it’s a good cup for teams at this level. It’s one that everyone here wants to win. I’m no different, so hopefully I can play a part in doing that for the club.”
Stewart yesterday received IRN-BRU’s golden balls award for his last-four display against the Fifers, with the presentation taking place at Dingwall butcher George Cockburn & Son where the 22-year-old was provided with IRN-BRU sausages and a personalised bottle of juice.