Football: Albion want more than an enjoyable day out

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Albion Rovers aim to shrug off their domestic worries today by making the most of a money-spinning Tennents Scottish Cup tie at Hearts.

The Third Division side's Cliftonhill stadium has again been closed down because of a faulty shower in the away dressing room, but their manager, Vinnie Moore, believes his players will be focused.

"People say we should go there and enjoy the day," Moore said. "But we will only enjoy the day if we get a win or a draw. Losing to Hearts would be no different to losing in the league to Cowdenbeath in my book."

Inverness Caledonian Thistle also aim to upset the form book at the Coca- Cola Cup finalists, Dundee United. "We will go into this game looking to score rather than trying to contain United," their manager, Steve Paterson, said. "We respect them, but we certainly don't fear them."

Neale Cooper, manager of Third Division Ross County, hopes to put one over his old boss, Jocky Scott at Dunfermline. Cooper had a spell as a player there when Scott was in charge. Scott moved to Dundee this week, replacing John McCormack, who was dismissed even though the club are five points clear at the top of the First Division.

Stirling, who knocked Kilmarnock out of the Coca-Cola Cup, aim to emulate that feat against St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park.

"Saints have shown their worth in the top flight," their manager, Kevin Drinkell, said. "We will look to hold them for the opening 20 minutes and build from there."

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