Broch braced for huge Rangers cup tie

Finlay Noble

Highland League club Fraserburgh hit the Scottish Cup jackpot yesterday when they were paired with Rangers in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup.

The Broch will host the Ibrox club at Bellslea Park on the weekend of January 20 and 21 after landing the big name opponents they craved. One Highland League club is guaranteed to reach the fifth round after Formartine United were paired with league leaders Cove Rangers, while Brora Ran-gers will travel to East Fife.

Fraserburgh chairman Finlay Noble insists the game will go ahead in the town and is already making plans to accommodate as many supporters as he can in the 3,000 capacity ground.

He said: “It’s great for the club and, more importantly, it’s a fantastic draw for the town. It’s a game which makes our efforts to get this far all worthwhile. My phone has been red-hot since the draw was made which tells you how excited people are by this. The game will definitely go ahead at Bellslea.”

Ross County will travel to Kilmarnock, while Caley Thistle face a trip to Dundee.