SAUCHIE will be looking to cap off a good season by getting their hands on a trophy as they prepare to take on the University of Stirling in the East of Scotland Qualifying Cup.

The Reds progressed to the final after defeating Edinburgh University 2-1 last month and now have their sights firmly set on lifting the trophy.

Assistant manager Darren Cummings said he knows the opposition will be tough, but also fully backs his team to rise to the occasion.

“It’s what you want at the end of the season,” Cummings said. “It’s something to look forward to. With all our hard work this season, it’d be nice to get our hands on a trophy.

“We’re all ready to go. We’re feeling confident – we know it’s going to be a difficult game.

“Stirling Uni are a good team, they did really well in the Lowland League so I’m expecting a really tough game but one I think we’re more than capable of winning.”

Sauchie finished second in the East of Scotland League, just nine points behind Linlithgow Rose.

Cummings said the team are keen to end their good season with a trophy.

“That would cap off a really good season for us,” he added. “Second wasn’t what we had hoped for, but we still finished best of the rest.

“If we can go win the cup final, it would be a terrific season for us.”

Cummings heaped praise onto Ross Kavanagh, who scored his 39th and 40th goal of the season in the game against Dundonald over the weekend.

He said: “Kav has been outstanding. 40 goals is a great achievement.

“He’s worked his tail off and he hasn’t stopped, he’s been consistent for us and scored some big goals.

“I’m absolutely buzzing for him – he’s sharp and he’s deserved everything he’s got this season.

“Hopefully he can get a few on Sunday and help lift that trophy for us!”

Sauchie take on University of Stirling this Sunday at 3.15pm. It will be held at a neutral venue, with Volunteer Park in Armadale chosen to host.