City travel to Edinburgh to face spartans in Scottish Cup

Image by Andy Buist.

Image by Andy Buist.

Glasgow City travel to Edinburgh on Sunday to take on fellow Premier League side Spartans in the second round of the Scottish Cup.

With the League Cup already secured, City are aiming to also retain the Scottish Cup and once again face a very tough side in the opening stages, much to the frustration of City Head Coach Eddie Wolecki Black.

He said, "We begin our defence of the Scottish Cup with a very competitive tie. The past few years has saw top teams get drawn against each other in the Scottish Cup. What is unusual, is that for us, it has happened in the very first round we can possibly play. Last year we faced Celtic in the 2nd round . This year it is Spartans. Personally I believe this is wrong for the development of the game. The top teams must be seeded to ensure we have the best teams playing in the later stages of the tournament. Incredibly we have a re-run of last year's final in the opening round. Therefore one of the favourites go out before the mid season break and in my opinion, that cannot be right. 

"As it is we have to travel to Edinburgh and will need to turn in a performance that will be good enough to retain our spot in the next round. It is not a tie I would have liked at this moment and I am sure Spartans feel the same. However we will be ready for the challenge."

Glasgow City take on Spartans at 1pm at Ainslie Park, Spartans FC.