Gibson looking forward to facing former club

By Fraser Clarke

PETERHEAD winger Willie Gibson is hopeful that his side can spring an upset in the Scottish Cup, after they were drawn against Championship side Dumbarton.

The Bloo Toon progressed to the 4th round of the competition with a comprehensive 3-0 victory against League 1 promotion hopefuls Raith Rovers, and Gibson is pleased to have the home advantage. He said: “Unless you pull one of the big teams out away from home, you’re looking at a home tie as it gives you that little advantage.

“Looking at our squad and the players we have, we have a chance, same as Saturday when we defeated a team from a higher league. If we play the way we can, we can cause any team problems.”

The tie will also see Gibson play against his former side, and a manager who played a big part in his career. He continued: “When Stevie (Aitken) took me on at Stranraer I think we did really well for each other. He showed confidence in me and played me in every game, and I produced on the pitch for him, so it was a successful time. I enjoyed playing under him and that was the main reason that I went to with him to Dumbarton.

“There have been a lot of changes at Dumbarton since I was there, but for me I just treat it as another game. Others might be different and approach the game differently, but all I’ll be doing come January is concentrating on trying to do my bit, and getting Peterhead into the next round.”

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