LARGS assistant manager Martin Crawford has told Thistle players to keep their focus before they dream of Scottish Junior Cup glory this 
Crawford hopes for another good run this year but says his men will have to be at their best to take care of a difficult tie against St Roch’s.
A bumper crowd is expected at Barrfields this Saturday as high flying Thistle face the in-form Glasgow team in the fifth round of the Macron Scottish 
The competition always brings some special cheer with Largs having won the prestigious trophy 25 years ago, and this season they are looking to re-capture that same winning spirit.
Crawford said: “We will have to be on our mettle for it as they have one or two decent players. We have a high workrate and tempo and we know we can trouble other teams.
“We got the home draw which we wanted but we now have to go out and show what we are capable of.
“We don’t want the players to have any regrets that ‘I should have chased down this ball or that one’ — we want the players to leave it all out there on the pitch.
“We go into every game wanting to win it. Do you want to win the Scottish Cup? Yes, of course we do.
“Hopefully people are happy with what they have seen this year and we hope to keep reproducing these performances and if we can win on Saturday, and the draw is kind to us, we could have a chance at getting to the final.”
The Thistle management watched St Roch’s in their recent 5-3 league victory over Shotts.
Saturday’s visitors opened the Scottish campaign with an impressive 5-1 win at Glasgow Perthshire in round two, and a 4-1 win over Downfield in the next round, before beating Luncarty 3-0 in round four.
Largs have signed keeper Jamie McGowan from Dumbarton, and he has also featured for Greenock Morton, with Thistle keeping an eye on strengthening the team further in the coming weeks.
McGowan has enjoyed some recent first team action for the Sons, and will be vying for the number one position with Danny Farrell.
Experienced keeper Sean Graham has departed Barrfields, and Crawford said: “McGowan has been doing well at training. Sean Graham has been fantastic and he has been really unlucky with injuries. He has saved us on a good few occasions.
“Football is a moving fast — as one door closes, another door opens, and we had Jamie in and around the team on match days so he can see what has got in front of him when he plays.”
Looking back at the 2-1 victory over Clydebank, Crawford said: “It was a great result — we managed the game well till the end
“It was a cracking start and we came out the blocks flying.
“It was a well constructed first goal and a good opportunity taken by Ben to get a quick second.
“We had some opportunities after that and if Graham Muir had put that third away we could have had more of a cushion.
“But credit to Clydebank, it was nip and tuck, and I was very pleased with the victory.
“It was a soft goal that we conceded and I wasn’t pleased about that — you have to stay organised and keep working hard and stay close.
“Nobody has beaten us twice now in the league, and we want to keep our good form going.
“The Scottish Cup is massive for us with Stuart Davidson’s pedigree, and it is 25 years since the big win, but we want keep our feet on the ground, and give everything we have.”
In a club statement regarding Saturday’s big match, president Peter Connor said: “The following arrangements have been agreed by both clubs and will be implemented in the interest of spectator enjoyment and safety.
“It is a 1.45pm kick-off and gates will open one hour before kick-off.
“Season tickets are not valid. Spectators are advised to arrive early to avoid queues in the run-up to kick-off and so they do not miss any of the action. Admission prices are £6 for adults and £3 for concessions. 
“Under-16s accompanied by an adult will be admitted free. Please have the correct admittance money to assist with entry. 
“There will be a strict no alcohol policy in place with stewards and police in attendance. No supporter who is drunk will be admitted.
“In the interests of safety, flares and smoke grenades are not permitted. Spectators are advised that the match and supporters on the day will be recorded. 
“Due to a limited capacity the Theesel Cabin will be for hospitality guests and regular home supporters only.
“Largs Thistle FC are looking forward to welcoming the players, management, committee and supporters of St Roch’s to Barrfields Park and look forward to a great match.”