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Scottish Cup third round draw threw up a potential all-Moray tie between Elgin City and Keith, but Kynoch Park boss Andy Roddie is refusing to consider it right now

By Craig Christie

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KEITH co-boss Andy Roddie is banning talk of a possible Scottish Cup meeting with Elgin City.

Keith co-managers Tommy Wilson and Andy Roddie
Keith co-managers Tommy Wilson and Andy Roddie

If the Maroons could overcome Clyde when football resumes in February, and Elgin managed to beat League 1 Ayr United, the Moray pair would set up a third round clash at Borough Briggs.

But Roddie refused to look that far ahead, saying his only focus was on the forthcoming Clyde encounter.

“It’s a big enough game for us,” he said. “We don’t want to speak about any other games apart from the Clyde game.

“That’s the priority for us at the moment and what will be, will be in terms of the next round.

“We know obviously who is there but we don’t want to speak about it when we’ve got to deal with the game in hand at the moment.”

Last Saturday’s Kynoch Park tie against the Bully Wee was postponed due to a snowbound pitch, and the rescheduled match on Tuesday fell by the wayside when the Scottish FA suspended all football action below Championship level at the start of the week.

Roddie has done some thorough research on his League 1 opponents and insists his men will be ready when the tie is allowed to be played.

“We’ve done a bit of homework on Clyde, we’ve got some reports on them so we will give the guys as much information as we can in terms of how we are going to approach the game and set up against them.

“Hopefully that should be enough, if the guys do as they have been doing, apply themselves properly and work hard then I’m sure they will cause Clyde problems.

“We are still sticking to the protocols of course and making sure that we are keeping everybody safe first and foremost

The guys know themselves that they’ve got to keep ticking over, be it going for a run or out on their bikes or whatever, doing their own thing. That’s very important when it comes to this time in the season, particularly when you can’t get out training.”

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