Elvis wants another cup run to start against Partick

STEVEN Pressley is looking for another cup run to boost the Bairns.

Partick Thistle are the visitors for the fourth round of the Scottish Cup and Elvis hopes there's more cup joy for his team.

"We had a great run in the Co-Operative Insurance Cup - almost to the semi-?nal before being knocked out by a controversial penalty in Aberdeen - I'd be delighted if we could do that again.

"The cup is a welcome distraction from league duties, but we're not changing our focus - we are set onwinning every game, regardless on the opposition or competition - if we do that I think we'll be ?ne.

"Not only is it an opportunity to start a cup run it also has bene?ts

for the club in terms of ?nances, so it is an important game - as

they all are."

With two matches under their belts since their lay-off, the

Bairns can return to something close to their rhythm with

weekend matches and Pressley was delighted with performances

in the past week's two games.

"The ?tness levels we showed, after so long out, was very

pleasing.

"The players have all come through unscathed, and the

performances have been good.

"I think the issues surrounding the Stirling game overshadowed

the match and our supporters expected us to win eight-nil, I think

it created a false atmosphere.

"Stirling ?elded a very strong team and were able to bring in

guys like David Wittiveen who has done verywell in this division

already for Morton and Dundee.

"We coped very well with the expectation levels and I'm

looking forward to a similarly high performance in the cup this

week."

Only Tam McManus and Carl Finnigan are doubts for the game, and from the previosu line-up Jason Marr drops out after returning to Celtic.