Brora Rangers midfielder Gavin Morrison sees tonight’s Scottish Cup third round replay against Greenock Morton as an ideal opportunity to show the Cattachs to underline their SPFL credentials.
Steven Mackay’s side take on Ton at Dudgeon Park tonight, after earning another crack at the Championship outfit with an impressive 1-1 draw at Cappielow last month.
The winner of the tie will face Premiership side St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park.
The Sutherland outfit, who are three points clear at the top of the Highland League, harbour ambitions to progress into the Scottish league through the pyramid play-off, and former Caley Thistle player Morrison feels his side can make a strong statement of intent against David Hopkin’s men.
Morrison said: “With the team we have got, it’s a team full of players that probably shouldn’t be playing at the level we are playing at.
“There are guys in the team that could definitely go and play at a higher level. For one reason or the other we are all together in the team at Brora, and we’re just enjoying having this team together.
“It’s such a good team, and we are starting to really click in the league which is great to be a part of.”
Morrison was part of a Brora side which reached the fifth round of the competition two seasons ago, knocking out League 1 sides Stranraer and East Fife to set up a tie against Premiership side Kilmarnock, who ran out 4-0 winners at Rugby Park.
Morrison believes the team has progressed since then, adding: “I think we are actually stronger than back then in terms of the quality of the squad. We have some exciting young players who are hungry, which has been a huge help to us.
“The more experienced boys in the team that have had a wee cup run before can help the younger ones through the game. I think we’ve got a right good chance with the balance we’ve got in our squad at the moment.
“It’s very exciting, especially after the experience of getting a draw down there. It was a great day for everyone that was there and involved, and it’s something all the guys are really excited about doing all over again.”
Morrison hopes the Cattachs will be backed by a strong home support, with the 29-year-old adding: “I think it’s probably about time we had a bigger fixture at home. The fans do turn out for these away trips, but not everyone can manage down so it’s a shame for the ones that miss out.
“It’s good to bring a team back up the road, and try to get Dudgeon Park as full as it can be for everyone. I can’t imagine Morton will be taking many travelling fans, so it would be good if it’s quite noisy.”