Inverness target Cup final double

Inverness manager John Hughes has targeted a cup final double as Caley Thistle turn their attention to the William Hill Scottish Cup.

Last Updated: 07/02/14 at 22:24 Post Comment    Bet with SkyBet  Scottish Cup. Click here to bet.

John Hughes: Not content with one cup final

John Hughes: Not content with one cup final

The Highlanders booked their first major final when a penalty shoot-out win over Hearts on Sunday sent them on their way to a League Cup final date with Aberdeen on March 16.

They now take on Stranraer at Stair Park in the fifth round of Scotland's other major cup competition and Hughes has told his players to set their sights high.

Hughes, who stated captain Richie Foran would be on the bench following a shoulder injury, told the club's YouTube channel: "I'm in the Scottish Cup to win it, I really am.

"If we can get through this after the efforts and commitment of the players last Sunday, and get a little bit of luck in the draw, then we fear no-one, and we can go to the Scottish Cup final

"Why not? That has to be your mind set. If you can do it in one cup, that has to give you the confidence and belief that you can go and do it in another

"Obviously you need a bit of luck in terms of draws, but if that's the case then we can go all the way. But we have to take care of Stranraer first."

Hughes cautioned that beating Stranraer, who disposed of Ross County in the League Cup and drew with League One rivals Rangers at Ibrox, would be no formality.

The former Hibernian boss said: "I've been in football long enough that when you're on such a high as we were on Sunday, football's got an awful habit of giving you a low so we've got to be very guarded with our approach to the match but hopefully we'll be in the hat for the next round.

"I'll tell you right now, there's a game on, no matter of the difference of the teams, and what divisions we're in, there's a game on.

"They're at home and if we're not 100 per cent focused with a real professional attitude and a real desire to win the football match then we'll come unstuck. I'm confident of the character of the people in that dressing room that that won't be the case."

Bet with SkyBet  Scottish Cup. Click here to bet.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments


may well get slated by other United fans for this, but out of the three contenders, I'd far prefer Liverpool to win the title. Yes some elements of their fanbase can be a bit OTT, yes they're our biggest rivals and yes it will make our poor season feel even more like the end of an era (Fergie's gone, Liverpool are back on top). However I just have to applaud Brendan Rodgers and the way he's turned Liverpool around in just a couple of seasons. It...

Please Stop Telling Us What To Think


ooray! We are all excited now, we beat a very mediocre team! With all due respect to WHU supporters, not winning that game shouldn't even be a consideration. This is the problem, there is no winning mentality at the Emirates - we're all congratulating ourselves beating a team that we have a winning record against.

Wenger hails important win


s this meant to be an aspiration for United supporters? Moyes mediocrity strikes again. I see the Bayern boys don't want to sign for him, and his reputation amongst the senior European coaches make other key signings unlikely.

De Gea's Europa League target

Footer 365

Premier League: Roberto Martinez hails Everton players after win over Manchester United

Roberto Martinez saluted the focus and adaptability of his Everton squad after a 2-0 victory over Manchester United.

Transfer news: Atletico Mineiro to take Nicolas Anelka to FIFA

Atletico Mineiro president Alexandre Kalil has said that he is considering taking Nicolas Anelka to FIFA.

Premier League: David Moyes admits defensive errors cost Manchester United at Everton

David Moyes feels Man Utd conceded 'terrible goals' on his return to Everton and says missing out on the top four hurts.

Mail Box

That's Why We Didn't Want Jose At United

There is plenty of reaction to Mourinho's antics (Isn't that exactly what he wanted?) plus thoughts on Connor Wickham, Fabio Borini, beach balls and Tim Sherwood...

Kieran's Not The Only One Keeping Notes

Another chap in the mailbox has been keeping notes on comments made by optimistic Man United fans. Plus, Garey Vance is offering a double-or-quits on his new tattoo...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property