Uk news Saudis stunning Argentina can inspire EK to shock Accies, says boss Rutkiewicz PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - The Kilby gaffer has joked he'll be sticking on the Saudi highlights instead of training to motivate his men

Uk news Saudis stunning Argentina can inspire EK to shock Accies, says boss Rutkiewicz PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - The Kilby gaffer has joked he'll be sticking on the Saudi highlights instead of training to motivate his men

Uk news Saudis stunning Argentina can inspire EK to shock Accies, says boss Rutkiewicz PremierLeague-News.Com
23 November 2022 - 06:15

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Kevin Rutkiewicz reckons East Kilbride need only look at Saudi Arabia's shock scalp of Argentina at the World Cup to give his side the belief they can stun Hamilton Accies in this weekend's Scottish Cup. And the K-Park gaffer joked he'll be sticking on the highlights of one of the biggest-ever tournament upsets instead of training this week ahead of the third round tie. Lionel Messi and co. are still licking their wounds from the Saudis' sensational display yesterday, which saw them come back from Messi's early penalty to grab a 2-1 victory in the opening Group C game in Qatar. Read More Related Articles Hamilton Accies "too good to go down", says Reegan Mimnaugh after defeat in Dundee Read More Related Articles Aberdeen hero, 48, claims Scottish Amateur Cup silverware with East Kilbride YM And as Rutkiewicz prepares his Lowland League charges for a crack at John Rankin's Championship strugglers, he said: "I'm looking at the World Cup and thinking if Saudi Arabia can beat Argentina, then every dog has its day. "That's a good example of what can happen in football. "I'm sure John Rankin will be well versed in the shocks of football, but we can take inspiration from things like that. East Kilbride boss Kevin Rutkiewicz (Image: PHOTOGRAPH-IE) "Instead of training I think we'll just watch the Saudi Arabia highlights! "Look, it is going to be difficult but the one advantage we have is that Hamilton don't have Messi, so that should stand us in good stead. "I feel if we give a good account of ourselves, we have an outside chance, there is no doubt about that." (Image: Getty Images) Accies are a side low on confidence after a run of just one win in 11 games going into Saturday's clash at New Douglas Park, while Kilby have enjoyed a four straight wins of late in the fifth tier. Rutkiewicz knows the huge gap between their level at the Championship, but believes his side - which boasts former Motherwell striker Bob McHugh and ex-Accies stars Ronan Hughes and Kyle Munro among their ranks - can bridge it in a one-off game, with a little rub of the green. He added: "We are going well and we've hit a groove at the right time with this game coming up. More sports news from across Lanarkshire Moult 'lost sleep' over disallowed goals Macleod on hanging up his boots at 28 Clyde ace has op to repair hole in heart Dream debut for ex-Ger at Glasgow City "And we go there with no pressure on us, we can just go and enjoy their day.

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. "I know on our day we can definitely compete with Hamilton. "A slice of luck would be nice and decisions will need to go for us as well for us to be successful, but the most important thing for me is that we do ourselves proud. "Some people think the gap to the Lowland League isn't that much but it is massive. East Kilbride have returned to good form recently (Image: EAST KILBRIDE NEWS) "But I am still 100 per cent confident my boys can raise their game. "If the chips fall for us on the day, then great but if they don't, at least make sure we give it a right good go - and that's what we aim to do." However, he dismissed the notion that Hamilton's recent form will have a major bearing after having seen them give Championship leaders Ayr a run for their money in a 3-2 defeat earlier this month. "I was at their game against Ayr and if you didn't know Scottish football, you would have said Hamilton were the team at the top of the league, not Ayr," said Rutkiewicz. "They played very well that night. Hamilton competed well with Ayr recently (Image: SNS Group) "Form and confidence always effects football matches but what I would say as a general reminder is that Hamilton are in the Championship. "We've been through a bit of a confidence crisis ourselves as recently as just a few weeks ago we hit a wee sticky patch [losing three league games on the bounce], when things weren't coming off for us. "All of a sudden we got a couple of results and the confidence was flowing again." Read More Related Articles Rovers star Reilly will be attracting attention with fine form, says boss Read More Related Articles Former Motherwell boss 'odds-on favourite' for job in England All the latest sport news in Lanarkshire Jim Duffy is new Clyde boss Craig fight in Brazil 10 years in making EK boss: Accies 'quaking in their boots' O'Donnell opens up on Alexander rift Follow Lanarkshire Live Sport onTwitter via@LanLiveSport, like us onFacebookor find us onInstagramfor the latest sports news, pictures and video.

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