Andy Morrison: Nomads are massive underdogs in Irn-Bru Cup Final
Connah’s Quay Nomads boss Andy Morrison says that his side are ‘massive underdogs’ in tomorrow’s Irn-Bru Cup Final.
The Scotsman has taken his side up to Inverness for a 798-mile-round trip for their second final in as many years.
They take on former Scottish Premier League side Ross County, who were relegated from the top tier of Scottish football only last season.
“Ross County were relegated last year and they kept all their squad together – and strengthened – so we’re massive underdogs, Morrison said to SkySports.com.
“We’re way outsiders to get anything out of it, but in the past, that’s never phased us. Yes, it’s a massive ask but don’t be surprised if we win the game.
“For me, there’s a warrior in every man and if I can find that, and bring that out, and I can get eight or nine of them onto a pitch on a Saturday, I’ve got a helluva chance of winning a game of football.”
The Stags are currently top of the division and have been on a good run of form, winning four of their last five games.
Andy Morrison was present for their defeat to title rivals Dundee United.
Speaking to WPL.Cymru, Andy Morrison commented on how Ross County set themselves out.
“It’s confirmed really what we already know, to a degree, that they’re a direct team, they’re physical and strong, they don’t play through the thirds, they go to the striker early and play from there.
“They’ve been very, very successful this year, and last night they ended up with two 6ft 4 strikers in an old-fashioned 4-4-2, so I wouldn’t have thought there will be too many surprises in how they play and what they do on the weekend.
“We’ve watched numerous videos now and I’ve been to watch them twice. We’re in for a tough game, this is a Premiership-calibre outfit who are eight points clear in the Scottish Championship so we’re under no illusions as to how much of a challenge this will be.
“They’re clear favourites with the bookies, but that’s no odds to us, we’ll just go about it our way, we’ll be competitive and ask questions of them and see what happens.”
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