Former Rangers captain Barry Ferguson is eyeing a famous Cup upset at the weekend as his Alloa Athletic side host Ange Postecoglou’s Celtic. The game will be played at the Indodrill Stadium but most fans will have to watch on Premier Sports given the size of Alloa’s stadium – hosting just 3500.
Ferguson told Go Radio how he is preparing for the game and his hopes for an upset, despite the odds against his side.
“I’m looking forward to it because as a coach I am coming up against a new manager who I’ve been really impressed with the way he has set up.
“I am not one of these ones where we are just going to enjoy the occasion. We are going to try to create an upset, although it is going to be very very hard. It will be interesting come kick off, full house of 3500, I will need to have my earmuffs on, no doubt about that but I am looking forward to it.
“We have nothing to lose. Celtic are expected to win, they are expected to come and run all over the top of us. We will come out with a game plan and hopefully that game plan works.
“You need a slice of luck, a lot of things to go for us every player on that pitch who is going to start. I’ll be charged up and the players will be charged up. But on the flip side of that I am sure Celtic will be as well.”
The Celts will face the League One side away from home this weekend. It will be a tough game but it is certainly a favourable tie, considering some of the teams in the draw back in November.
Ange will not take Ferguson’s team lightly and it should prove to be an entertaining fixture. Hopefully, it is a step towards regaining the Cup after St Johnstone stole it away back in May. Ferguson replaced Peter Grant as manager at the Clackmannanshire club in the summer but his side are currently in 8th place, despite hopes of an instant return to the top table.