Killie boss: I know our fans will make it to Pittodrie

Killie boss: I know our fans will make it to Pittodrie

in #KillieStories March 2, 2018

Steve Clarke is sure the Kilmarnock fans will turn up in numbers for tomorrow's Scottish Cup quarter final at Pittodrie despite the harsh winter weather.

Heavy snow across Scotland has meant much of the nation has ground to a halt this week with work required to the road network as well as at Aberdeen's stadium.

With everything being done to ensure the match is played, Clarke is certain nothing will stop Killie's away following backing the team.

He said: "If the game is on then the supporters will be there. I know they’ll get there.

"The fans are excited, which is good because it means the team has excited them over the previous weeks. It’s massive. It’s a cup quarter final and with two wins you are at Hampden Park for the final.

"Once you get to this stage you can start to smell the final and that’s good for everybody.

"The match looks as though it will go ahead, the only doubt would be any travel problems for the supporters to get to the game. I think the main roads are pretty clear now so hopefully it goes ahead.

"Aberdeen will take care of the pitch and stadium and we look forward to a good cup tie.

"We want to play the game, there’s no substitute for matches. We’ve played a lot of games recently but the players are enjoying it."

Aberdeen have beaten Killie twice this season but Clarke, who will be without Gordon Greer (calf) and Youssouf Mulumbu (groin), says nobody at Pittodrie will take the men from Ayrshire lightly.

He added: "I’m sure Derek and his team won’t underestimate us. He knows that they had to work hard in both games to beat us and there’s a lot more pressure on them than Kilmarnock.

"If our cup run stopped with an away defeat to Aberdeen in the quarter final, we’d be disappointed. If Aberdeen’s cup run stops with a defeat at home to Kilmarnock in the quarter final then they’d be more than disappointed."