in #KillieStories February 9, 2018
Steve Clarke says Kilmarnock will not be taking Brora Rangers lightly in their Scottish Cup fifth round tie.
Killie go into the match as heavy favourites but the boss has vowed to field a strong line up against the Highland League outfit.
"The message is to respect your opponent, always respect your opponents the same," Clarke said."Brora Rangers deserve to be in this round of the cup.
"They have had some great results to get here and we give them every respect.
"We were obviously very confident going into the game last week. You see that by the way they played.
"We showed Celtic the respect they deserved.
"We will show Brora Rangers the same respect and if the players go in with the same confidence and the same ability and we play to a similar level, hopefully we can get a good result."
After beating Celtic 1-0 last week, the cup tie presents a different type of challenge for the Rugby Park men.
"The pressure is on us, we have to be the team to be on the front foot," he added.
"We have to be the team that gets forward and commits the opposition and hopefully create a lot of chances.
"We have to be on our guard for counter-attacks. I watched their two games against Stranraer and East Fife, so I have an idea of how they play.
"They are a good solid team, they have a threat going forward.
"We have to be 100 per cent professional, 100 per cent ready and I'm sure we will be."