MOTHERWELL boss Stephen Robinson has told his players to seize the chance to become legends.

The Fir Park side take on seven-in-a-row champions Celtic in the Scottish Cup Final at Hampden this afternoon.

Robinson, though, is adamant his team will go into the showdown without a trace of fear as they have the opportunity of emulating the great 1991 Cup-winning team that overcame Dundee United 4-3 in extra-time in a rollicking encounter.

The Irishman said: “For our boys, it’s not about the money. It’s the prestige. It’s the chance to become legends at this football club.

“In terms of the football club, it would be absolutely huge. You still hear people speaking of the 1991 squad that won the Cup and they are revered around the club.

“In terms of management, it would be the biggest thing I had ever achieved. And I would imagine that would be the case for 100 per cent of our players.

“They have all come from non-league teams, Under-23 teams and League Two.

“None of them have played at any real level in the game and it would be a huge achievement for us.”

Robinson added: “It’s a one-off game and anything can happen. People say things are impossible in sport, but I think Leicester City and Northern Ireland have proved that’s not the case.

“There is no pressure on us. It is win win for us. We have exceeded all expectations this season. We are going to go and enjoy the day, if that is possible.
“We will try and take it all in, but the only way you really enjoy it is with a victory and bringing the Cup home.”


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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