Former Largs Thistle manager Erik Sørensen has wished the Barrfields men all the best for this Sunday's Scottish Cup final against Auchinleck Talbot.

Erik is visiting Scotland this week, and hoping to watch the big showpiece final on tv, and said: "Wow! There was always something very special about Largs Thistle and I enjoyed two successful spells with the club in the 1970s and 80s.

"Their chairman was always pushing to try and get Largs up to a higher level, and we did what we could do, but to be in the Scottish Cup final this year is a surprise for me as Largs were such a small club in those days up against your big clubs such as Irvine Meadow and Auchinleck Talbot.

"It is some achievement for Largs to be in the Scottish Junior Cup final and I will be rooting for them."

"It is good that it is two Ayrshire teams in the Scottish Cup final, and I wish Largs all the best."

Erik, 79, is a former Rangers and Greenock Morton keeper, and now lives in Odense in Denmark, which is also home of Hans Christian Anderson, and he is hoping for another fairytale victory for Largs this weekend! 

Erik was credited with lifting Largs out of the doldrums when they were bottom of the second division to go on an amazing winning run which culminated in Thistle winning promotion on the last day of the season with a dramatic 2-1 victory over Winton Rovers in the 1983/84 season. It was a remarkable run of results which included one of Thistle's best ever victories 12-2 against Maybole.