Distillery boss Tim McCann’s ready for tough Cup test against Dundela


Lisburn Distillery boss Tim McCann insists he is under no illusions ahead of Tuesday night’s Irish Cup sixth round showdown with Dundela.

The clash at New Grosvenor (7.30pm) offers the Whites the chance to book a quarter-final tie with Crusaders on March 2.

The Premiership outfit are massive 8/13 favourites to see off Championship underdogs Dundela.

But despite the bookmakers’ odds favouring them, boss McCann has warned his players they face a major battle tonight.

“It is going to be a massive test for us, regardless of the league status of both clubs,” McCann said.

“Dundela sit fourth in the Championship and they will be looking to progress to the last eight.

“There is a massive incentive there for both clubs and we will both be going for it.

“Crusaders wait in the next round and that is a major tie, but we are not looking ahead of Tuesday night’s game with Dundela.

“We want to reach the quarter-finals, and we will be all out to do that.”

Distillery recorded a spirited win against Glenavon on Saturday to boost their Premiership survival hopes.

They still remain rooted to the bottom of the table, but McCann hopes they can build some momentum in the weeks ahead.

“Saturday was a great result for us and a massive three points,” the Whites boss added.

“We now have to try and build on that and use that result as the platform for further success down the road.

“We need to try and go and a little run, and if we could win on Tuesday that would be another lift for the club.”