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Jeanfield Swifts send out rallying call and hope bumper crowd can inspire Scottish Cup success against Brechin

Jeanfield Swifts secretary Scott Cummings has sent out the rallying call to the people of Perth ahead of Saturday’s Scottish Cup crunch.

Highland League high-flyers Brechin City are the visitors to the Riverside for a first round fixture which kicks-off at the earlier time of 12.30pm.

A bumper crowd is hoped for - and expected - with the kick-off time allowing fans of football to also make the St Johnstone versus Ross County match at McDiarmid Park later in the afternoon.

Swifts are again dreaming of a run deep into the famous competition and Cummings would love for locals to get right behind the team.

“It would be great if we could get as many people down to the Riverside as possible,” Cummings explained to the PA.

“This is a great chance for the Perth public to get behind a team of local guys and give them an extra push in such a famous competition.

“I still remember fondly the support that was shown to us in the Scottish Cup last season when we took five buses to Annan Athletic.

“The early kick-off time this Saturday presents the opportunity for people to come down to our game and then still have time to get up to McDiarmid Park for the St Johnstone match versus Ross County.

“We’re hoping that results in a bumper crowd, which would be very much appreciated by everyone involved at the club - committee, management and players.”

Adults ticket prices come in at just £6 while concessions can gain entry to the match for only £3. Those under the age of 16 walk in for free.

St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson voiced his support for Swifts ahead of their date with destiny and wished them well.

“It’s great for Jeanfield Swifts and great for the city of Perth,” Davidson told the PA.

“Hopefully they get a good support and can progress from the tie. That would be great to see.

“They work really hard with what they do behind the scenes and the set-up is fantastic.

“And as I say, hopefully they can get through on Saturday.”

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