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CUP SHOCKERS ROSE WANT TO PLAY HIBS – AT HEARTS!

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BONNYRIGG ROSE chairman Charlie Kirkwood hopes his Scottish Cup shock squad can play their fourth round tie against holders Hibs at the home of Hearts.

The Junior outfit upset Championship rivals Dumbarton 1-0 in their third round replay last night, but it is certain their New Dundas Park ground will be unable to cope with a visit from the Easter Road side.

Kirkwood, who spoke to Hearts before the replay, admitted “three quarters of the team” support Hearts.

 

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He said: “They’re buzzing at the thought of playing at their holy ground. Hearts owner Ann Budge is going to phone me today sometime to arrange a meeting.

“She said we could get round the table and see what they could do and last night I got a text from Ann saying what a great result it was for the team.

“The game is pencilled in for January 21, but there is a lot of talking to be done yet. There is no way it could be at Bonnyrigg.”

Kirkwood has been associated with the Midlothian club for over 50 years. seven of them as chairman. He reckons Tuesday’s achievement is his best moment yet.

Adam Nelson scored the game’s only goal four minutes from time following a goalless draw in the first game.

Sons boss Steve Aitken has revealed he will now consider his future.

He said: “You live and die by results and that wasn’t acceptable.”

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