GRAEME Murty and his team will not be taking the threat of Highland League Fraserburgh FC lightly.  

The Gers line up against the amateur side in the Scottish Cup Fourth Round on Sunday and the manager expects a very tough game against a side who have billed this clash as the biggest in their 108 year history.

The Broch currently sit second in their league with three wins out of their last five and Murty is keen to stress his side are preparing for this match as they would any Premiership fixture.

He said: “I am used to being an underdog and I am also used to going to places expected to win.

“I have said to the players it is about our attitude because I can guarantee when we walk out onto the pitch they will be absolutely dying to play.

“They will be desperate and they will be ten out of ten in terms of intensity, attitude and application. If we are below our minimum standard then we will be putting ourselves in a hard situation.

“It is down to how we approach the game so the challenge to the players is to make sure we do our prep from now, that we walk out onto the football pitch and pay them the ultimate respect of being at our top level.

“We have had footage of them, we have seen them, we have seen the environment, we have seen the players and we are making sure we prep this game as diligently we would a league game.”

With four new players set to be in line for a Rangers debut at Bellslea Park Murty is also looking forward to the possibilities his new roster provides him.

He continued: “We have a number of options up top now, Josh (Windass) is very versatile, Jamie Murphy is too and Jason Cummings can also come off the right onto his left foot.

“So we have a number of options, we are not actually limiting ourselves and we are not saying the people we are bringing in can only play a certain position.

“I believe Russell Martin has played at right-back, centre-back and centre-back in a three so we have options now and we can put people in positions that are going to cause our opponents problems.

“We are going to finish as high as we possibly can, I have challenged the players not to accept anything other than the highest of standards from one another and that will mean every day we push each other on.

“I want them to be a massive challenge to each other on a daily basis in training; I expect them to be a huge challenge and a huge opponent to make us get better. If we can do that then I am confident you will see that in performances and in results.”

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